Rwanda Culture

Memorial site (Nyanza Royal Palace)

Old Royal Palace of the Rwandan monarchy is located in the town of Nyanza. The traditional Royal Palace sits at Rukari. The structure is made entirely with traditional materials and it has been painstakingly restored to its 19th century state and is now maintained as a museum.

Description of the culture
Rwanda has a rich culture evidenced in the diversity of fine crafts and strong traditions. These include music, dance and a variety of arts and crafts. Their crafts include pottery, basketry, painting, jewelry, wood carving and metalwork. Rwanda has number of Community Based Tourism experiences that offer travellers the opportunity to experience cultural life of the country.

National Museum of Huye

Located in Huye former Butare. It was donated in 1989 by the Belgium government with some ethnic collection, the design and concept all realized in co-operation with the Royal Museum for Central Africa of Tervuren, Belgium.

Rwanda Culture Dance

They have their unique forms of dances and folk songs. Their songs and dances denote folk tales and local fables

Ethno Botany Tour with Traditional Healers in Musanze
This field tour introduces plants that help cure different diseases ailments. This tour incorporates a visit to the local healers and an opportunity to meet individuals under treatment and to follow up on their recovery stages.

Iby’ lwacu cultural village
The unique culture of Rwandese through their daily life and knowledge of the environment, poetry, folklores, dancing, singing, pottery and the theoretical hunt gathering skills. This tour benefits local people.

Banana and Sorghum Beer Production Experience

Banana and sorghum are some staple food products in Rwanda and they are used in different ways that is as food, local beer and dilute drinks. They are very important in the cultural practices and ceremonies.

Rwanda culture food
Rwanda is known for its warm welcome to guests and simplicity of food. Rwanda people eat simple food comprising of banana, potatoes, beans, meat and dairy products. At ceremonies full meals are not served only a piece of meat with drinks is served. When guest’s visits Rwanda homes they are offered food as gifts and refusing food from the host is considered as an insult. The host tastes the food first to ensure his guests that the food is safe for consumption.

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