Iby’Iwacu cultural Encounter
Iby’Iwacu village is located around Volcanoes national park in Nyabigoma, Kinigi, Musanze district, Northern Province- visitors can have a tour to Iby’Iwacu to share with local communities home and heritage treasures including lifestyles as well as cultural activities and artifacts.
Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village offers tourist’s a unique chance to interact with the local Rwandese, in their natural environment, with a taste of their fascinating culture and traditions. The only option you can to get to know people, is getting close and interacting with local people, and taking part in their daily activities and most of all with them. The encounter exposes toursists to have a guided community walk to visit different sites and experience the everyday lives of the local people.
Culture guide will take visitors to see the king’s house replica with all the houses interpretation of all parts and stories attached to this cultural treasure. Be enthroned and become a king for some time while exercising king’s powers as presented to you by a village elder through a village ceremony. Visitors can also enjoy different types of traditional dances like Intore dance and famous songs of the gorillas sang by the famous Ngayabatema while listening to the melody produced by traditional musical instruments including African drums.
Tourists can also enjoy listening to interesting stories about traditional medicine from a local traditional healer and get to know how medicinal trees, shrubs, grass are used to cure local patients.
The cultural memorable encounter creates a golden chance for one to have taste of Rwanda’s local foods by having a local lunch or dinner with local people. Attend a local banana brewery process and have a taste on local banana beer. Explore the Batwa pottery making experience, lessons and engagement. Take part in daily life activities to get to know the local people, their culture, and their ways of living since the village is fascinating with a variety of cultural experience.
More Information about the Park
- Mountain Gorillas
- Birds in Volcanoes National Park
- Twin Lakes Burera & Ruhondo
- Mount Karisimbi
- Musanze Caves