5 Days Cultural and Historical Tour Rwanda

5 Days 4 Nights
  • 5 days cultural tour – Gorilla trekking
  • 5 days culture tour – ibyiwacu village
  • 5 days culture tour- bugesera reconciliation site

Description

This 5 Days Cultural and Historical Tour Rwanda will take you to several culturally significant places. Following the 1994 massacre in Rwanda which was exhibited as inter-tribal genocide, a number of genocide memorial sites have been included in the historical sites of Rwanda since the genocide will forever be remembered in Rwanda’s history and the whole world at large. This 5 days cultural and historical tour in Rwanda includes visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, National Museum of Rwanda, Presidential Palace Museum, Rwesero Arts Museum, Nyanza Royal Palace, Museum of Rwandan Ancient History, Museum of Natural History, and Kibeho Shrine. This 5 Days cultural and historical Tour package offers you an enormous chance to explore grandeur treasures as such to the ancient history of Rwanda. These rich and legendary historical treasures are conserved and protected within different museums. The rich culture and history of Rwanda is a very important aspect that forms the true and authentic identity of the Rwandan community. The 5 Days cultural and historical Tour in Rwanda dates back to 400 years ago to the ancient kingdom era, colonial and post-colonial times, these for long have not been explored to attract tourists and create awareness on the Rwandan communities. This cultural and historical tour inside these museums will give you a chance to experience why Rwandese believe that their society has strong majestic power and wonderful mysteries. You will spend a day observing and learning about their ancient traditions and lifestyles. This tour specifically targets cultural and historical seeking travelers, however, it can be adjusted and include wildlife and mountain Gorillas trekking In Rwanda.

5 Days Cultural and Historical Tour Rwanda Highlights;

Day 1: Excursion at the Belgian Memorial and Kigali genocide memorial center

  • Day 2: Tour Bugesera reconciliation village
  • Day 3: Explore Iby’iwacu cultural village
  • Day 4: A Day at Nyamata church
  • Day 5: Gorilla Trekking Day and Transfer to Kigali city

Price Includes;

  • Ground transportation in the Tourist Vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Meals + Accommodation
  • Park entrance fees
  • Gorilla Permit
  • Gorilla Guardian Permit
  • Kigali sight-seeing tour
  • Service of an English-speaking driver-guide

Price Excludes;

  • Airfares & Uganda Visa
  • Luxury drinks/Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips to local guides
  • Personal insurance and shopping
  • Laundry

Itinerary

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Day 1: Excursion at the Belgian Memorial and Kigali genocide memorial center

The 5 Days Rwanda Cultural and Historical Tour On this day we will visit the Belgian memorial, the place where 10 UN peacekeepers was killed. We will also visit The Kigali genocide memorial center which is located 10 minutes’ drive from the city center in Gisozi. It is the final resting place of 250,000 Rwandans killed in the genocide. It is run by AEGIS, a UK Non Governmental Organization committed to stop genocides from happening around the world. The center has different exhibit places with space of skulls of survivors and their personal belongings, photographs of survivors, reconciliation efforts, and genocide perpetrators. end of 1st day rwanda cultural and historical tour.
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel De Mille Collins

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Day 2 : Tour Bugesera reconciliation village

Located a few kilometers from Kigali city, Bugesera reconciliation village is a place you should visit. As its name says, Bugesera reconciliation village is a community for reconciled families. People who stay here are the victims of 1994 genocide, which left them homeless after losing everything they had.

The village was setup by the government to bring these people together and enable them to start a second happy life. Those who had become enemies have been reconciled and are leaving together in harmony. A visit to Bugesera reconciliation village is an opportunity for travelers to listen to the touching stories of these people, which make them appreciate how far Rwanda has become in bringing its people together transforming the country into the most hospitable nation with loving and caring people to interact with. end of 2nd day Rwanda cultural and historical tour.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel De Mill Colines

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Day 3 : Explore Iby’iwacu cultural village

A visit to this village is a great way to learn and enjoy the Rwanda cultural and historical tour associated with dances, songs, dressing code, poems and fantastic drummers whose entertainment is life changing. Interestingly, travelers are allowed to take part in all activities like preparing local food and brewering local banana beer which make them part of the community an experience for a lifetime. Also, travelers get a chance of interacting with former poachers and medicine men that all provide you with extensive knowledge about Rwanda’s traditions and norms. Other activities that take place at this site include preparing traditional marriages and cow milking among others. Local people at iby’iwacu community village present their community structure, traditional medicine, dancing and archery which presentations expand traveler’s knowledge about Rwanda’s traditional village life. Also the village is surrounded by volcanoes national park and the Virunga volcanoes hence an added opportunity for the travelers to enjoy the spectacular views of the stunning, beautiful and green environment. end of 3rd day Rwanda cultural and historical tour.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Gorilla Solutions Lodge

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Day 4: A Day at Nyamata church

We shall visit Nyamata church a scene where over 45,000 people were killed in the 1994 genocide. During this horrific time (genocide) most people sought refuge in the church praying for God’s mercy and believing that the murders could not attack the holy place of God. Unfortunately, these people ere attacked and killed in the church. A visit to Nyamata church is to pay respect to these innocent souls and pray for God’s mercy upon their spirits. Different items such as books, magazines and video are displayed to help you understand how everything happened. end of 4th day Rwanda cultural and historical tour.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Gorilla Solutions Lodge

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Day 5: Gorilla Trekking Day and Transfer to Kigali city

This day starts with gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park and later transfer to Kigali city.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch .

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