- Unique insight to the lives of rural Rwandans
- Interactive way of exploring traditional cultures
We think this is one of the best African cultural experiences featured in our collection right now. You’ll head out to a rural Rwandan village from Muhanga Town, accompanied by a local guide, and spend the day working alongside a group of artisans as you gain an illuminating insight into their way of life. The day begins with an introduction to the community, and then you’ll take part in a seasonal activity, such as hoeing or planting in the fields, alongside your hosts, before making the journey to collect water from the well for lunch, just as these people do every day. You’ll help with preparing a typical Rwandan vegetarian meal from seasonal, local produce such as cassava and beans, then share it with your hosts as you find out more about their traditions and life in the village.
After lunch, settle in for an afternoon of crafts, where you’ll receive one-on-one instruction from one of the ladies of the village in the art of weaving sisal fibres, which are used to make items such as baskets, rugs and hats. It’s a fun and enthralling hands-on lesson in a traditional skill. Later on, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase handicrafts souvenirs including those made by these villagers. If you want a deeper understanding of rural culture, and to go beyond the tourist trail, this Rwanda gift experience is pretty unique.