All about Iby’Iwacu cultural village
Iby’iwacu cultural Village is found near Volcanoes national park, Musanze district, Northern Province of Rwanda. The visit to the cultural centre expose visitors to lifestyles, activities, artifacts and ways of living of local people. Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village is committed at focasing the ways of living, traditional lifestyles and dances to tourists.
Iby’iwacu cultural village gives a chance to meet local people in their natural environment - expect genuine and warm welcome accompanied by music, dance and drama – this is really amazing! The centre offers rich Kinyarwanda culture – relax while enjoying.
At the cultural village, listen to stories from the elders, fortune tallers, medical advises from medicine men, elders, acquire art and craft skills among others.
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.
Gain hunting skills but do not practice it in the parks and game reserves – however, you can practice the skills after getting hunting permits – then do guided hunting. It is a pleasure that some of the actress at Ibyi’wacu cultural centre were former poachers until they realized the importance of preserving wildlife.
At the centre, visitors get a chance to view Virunga Mountains up close - View Sabyinyo volcano, Visoke, Karisimbi and so on.
Have a guided community walk to visit different sites and experience the everyday lives of the local people.
Interested in Rwanda’s education? Make an exploration to Rwanda’s local schools to experience the education life in a developing country–become a student by attending lessons/ a teacher by offering lessons (whatever your interest is, we got the satisfaction)
Don’t leave this village without having a story to tell on Rwanda’s local foods-just have a local lunch or dinner with local people to see the skill they have when it comes to dinning time-No joke with food.
Importance of Ibyi’wacu cultural village to the economic development of Rwanda:
It is a source of revenue to the government – through taxation; the governments widen its tax base.
The cultural centre offers job opportunities to the people of Rwanda – hence earning a living.
It is a centre of Art and craft where people gain skills from. Weaving of baskets, mats, carpentry among others is the order of the day.
It is a centre of entertainment – where people go to enjoy music, dance and drama.
Foreign exchange is earned – all visitors to Ibyi’wacu cultural centre pay for the activities hence earning the country foreign exchange.
The centre serves as a market for art and craft products like mats, baskets, wooden materials among others.
Tourist activities at the centre supplements Gorilla trekking and golden monkey trekking – in the afternoon after gorilla trekking, visitors can visit Ibyi’wacu cultural centre for relaxation.
It is an education centre – different skills are obtained here. Art and craft skills, music, dance and drama training centre among others.