CAPLAKI HANDICRAFTS & DANCING POTS TOUR IN KIGALI
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Caplaki Handicrafts CooperativeYou 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 PotsRwanda 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.
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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.
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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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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.
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