Iby’lwacu Village lies in Kinigi, near Volcanoes National Park, a visit to this village is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, you will feel as if you have stepped back in time to when kings ruled over the country of Rwanda. The town provides visitors to the country with a unique peek into an old age culture. This guided community walk across the village will impress you with the love and generosity of the locals. They are delighted to show you their culture and way of life, which includes songs and dances accompanied by energetic drumming.
You can listen to the well-known performer Ngayabatema (better known as Kayuku) sing “gorilla songs,” or you can watch the Intore dancers perform a unique dance form accompanied by traditional instruments. Learn how to make medicinal consumables from herbal plants, grasses, and trees from a traditional healer, or peep into a classroom at one of the local schools, you can also try out shooting with a bow and arrow with one of the local Batwa pygmies, and demonstrations of activities such as grinding millet and sorghum.
You will be able to learn how to make Batwa pottery and other local traditional handicrafts. Don’t miss a visit to the banana-beer brewery, where you may pair one of these local brews with a traditional Rwandan lunch or dinner.
Engage in conversation and trade stories with locals, including history from ex-poachers. Listen to their stories around the outdoor fireplace in the evening. Encounter a gorilla trekking experience with a visit to the gorilla guardian village (Iby’iwacu). For more info about gorilla trekking trips and cultural trips in remarkable Rwanda, kindly contact Gorilla Tracking Africa so we can tailor your long-awaited Safari.