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CAPLAKI HANDICRAFTS & DANCING POTS TOUR IN KIGALI

Caplaki Handicrafts & Dancing Pots Tour Guide

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Caplaki Handicrafts Cooperative

You must tour the Caplaki Handicrafts Cooperative, a collection of about 40 tiny shops within a single compound. Each of the stores carries an unbelievable collection of handcrafted treasures, and you can shop to your heart's content. Look for beautifully carved woodwork and intricately woven baskets. If you’re looking for a unique souvenir from your travels, you’ll enjoy looking at a selection of colorful beaded jewelry and tribal masks, each with an interesting significance behind them. Also look for drums and pottery, and enjoy honing your bargaining skills.

The Dancing Pots

Rwanda has three traditional tribal communities: the Twa, Hutu, and Tutsi. Each of them has its own dance forms and other cultural arts. When in Kigali, you could also take time to visit The Dancing Pots. This cultural center displays beautiful pots and painted ceramic animal figurines crafted by the Twa, also known as as Batwa. In addition, dances are presented to holidaymakers visiting the center. This organization functions with the support of the CAURWA (Communauté des Autochtones Rwandais – Community of Indigenous People of Rwanda) and the Forest Peoples Project (FPP), who work for the betterment of the Twa people. These organizations have provided the center with kilns and other equipment to help create better products by sustainable means. Stronger marketing strategies and economic development have been made possible thanks to the grassroots creation of The Dancing Pots center.

Among other sightseeing attractions in Kigali are the Parliament Buildings, which bear scars of the genocide in the form of bullet holes in the sides of the building.

Tour Attractions Around Kigali

1. Kigali Genocide Memorial

2. Natural History Museum - Kandt House

3. The Dancing Pots

4. Caplaki Handicrafts Cooperative

5. Niyo Art Gallery

6. Ivuka Arts Studio Center

7. Inema Art Center

8. Nyanza Genocide Memorial

9. Ntarama Church

10. Camp Kigali Belgian Monument

11. Nyamata Church

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GUIDE ON KIGALI

Planning a trip to the beautiful, hilly country of Rwanda usually means landing and leaving from its capital, Kigali. Surrounded by picturesque rolling hills, this city is a thriving, bustling metropolis.

WHERE TO STAY IN KIGALI
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WHERE TO STAY IN KIGALI

Kigali Serena Hotel, Kigali Marriott Hotel and Radisson Blu Kigali Hotel offer the premier luxury experiences while deluxe properties like The Manor Hotel and Grand Legacy Hotel are suburban based.

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BEST TIME TO VISIT KIGALI

Kigali has a temperate climate with a good amount of rainfall, thanks to its high elevation. You are likely to experience warmer, drier weather from June to September thus the best time to visit the city.

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TOUR KIGALI ATTRACTIONS

During your sightseeing of Kigali, you will encounter distinct tourist attractions and places of interest to visit, from museum like Kandt House, art and craft galleries, memorials of the genocide etc.

EAST AFRICA SAFARI BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR KIGALI IN RWANDA

When visiting Kigali, we recommend experiencing some of the surrounding Kigali sightseeing attractions and cultural tour activities before heading out on your gorilla and primate safari to Volcanoes (Parc National de Volcans), Nyungwe and Akagera. 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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