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IBY'IWACU CULTURAL VILLAGE TOUR IN VOLCANOES PARK WITH AFRICANMECCA

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Iby’lwacu Village is located in Kinigi, close to Volcanoes National Park. Taking a trip to the village as part of your itinerary will leave you feeling as though you have stepped back in time, to when kings ruled over the kingdom of Rwanda. The village offers visitors to the country an opportunity to gain a fascinating glimpse into an age-old culture, which can extend to spending a night there to get a taste of the traditional lifestyle. Activities depend on the interests of the visitors.

As you wander through the village on a guided community walk, you will be overwhelmed by the warmth and friendliness of the local folk. They are happy to introduce you to their traditional way of life, including songs and dances accompanied by lively drumming. You can listen to “gorilla songs” sung by the well-known performer Ngayabatema (better known as Kayuku), or perhaps watch the unique dance form presented by the Intore dancers and accompanied by traditional instruments. Take a lesson from a traditional healer in how to create medicinal elixirs from local plants, grasses, and shrubs, or peek into a classroom at one of the local schools.

Learn how to create Batwa pottery and other local handcrafts. Don’t miss a visit to the banana-beer brewery, and perhaps enjoy one of these local brews with a lunch or dinner of traditional Rwandan food. Engage in conversation and swap stories with local folk, including hunting lore from some who were once poachers. In the evening, listen to stories around the outdoor fireplace. Whatever you choose to do, this cultural village tour of Rwanda will offer a memorable experience and leave you with many stories and memories to carry home.

Other Activities Around Volcanoes National Park

1. Golden Monkey Trek

2. Iby'Iwacu Cultural Village Tour

3. Dian Fossey Grave Shrine Tour

4. Musanze Caves Tour

5. Mount Karisimbi Hike

6. Mount Bisoke Hike

7. Buhanga Forest Eco-Park Tour

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WHERE TO STAY IN VOLCANOES
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WHERE TO STAY IN VOLCANOES

Volcanoes has varied accommodations, from the forest luxuries of Bisate Lodge, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge to One&Only Gorilla's Nest Lodge. The deluxe option is Virunga Lodge to the modest Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge.

GUIDE ON VOLCANOES PARK
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GUIDE ON VOLCANOES PARK

In the heart of Africa is a distinctive, mountainous utopia, namely Volcanoes National Park. The rainforests on these highland slopes are home to the endangered mountain gorillas, other primates and fauna.

BEST TIME TO VISIT VOLCANOES
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BEST TIME TO VISIT VOLCANOES

Many guests who visit Volcanoes National Park to experience gorilla primate trekking pick the drier months, since trails are less muddy and there is less likelihood of getting drenched by an impromptu shower.

GORILLA FAMILY GROUPS IN VOLCANOES
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GORILLA FAMILY GROUPS IN VOLCANOES

Should you plan a gorilla viewing expedition to Volcanoes National Park, you will learn that the park has ten resident gorilla families that are habituated to the presence of humans.

SAFARI & TOUR IN VOLCANOES
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SAFARI & TOUR IN VOLCANOES

The primary activity at Volcanoes Park is gorilla trekking. Other tours are golden monkey treks, Dian Fossey Grave Shrine and Iby'Iwacu Cultural Village Tours, Mount Karisimbi or Mount Bisoke hikes etc.

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EAST AFRICA SAFARI TRIP IDEA FOR VOLCANOES IN RWANDA

When visiting Volcanoes Park for your gorilla safari trek, we recommend combining it it with Akagera, Nyungwe and a city tour of Kigali. You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Gishwati-Mukura ending with a beach vacation at Lake Kivu or even extending out to the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.

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