Get an authentic taste of rural village life in Rwanda during this flexible-length, small-group experience visiting with a local family. Get a chance to participate in daily chores like hoeing the fields or planting crops, then take a break for a lunch of local Rwandan fare and have time chat with your hosts. Finish your day with a weaving lesson and a chance to purchase local handicrafts made by your family. This small-group experience, limited to six guests, also covers a guide, lunch and transport to the village.

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

What You Can Expect

The experience is for groups less than 6 people per household, it is the perfect opportunity to really connect with your artisans hosts. Activities are dependent on the season as the weather depicts significant events in the community, so be prepared to be flexible in case events lead to a change of plan.

At 8am 10 minute briefing at the office before being transferred to the local rural community. At 8.30 you will arrive and be welcome by the artisans and start the seasonal activity e.g. hoeing or planting. The artisans will show you how to do the activity and will work alongside you. They will encourage you to take a rest whenever you need to, or to sit out and watch if you prefer. At 11.00 am you will join the locals to fetch water and have the opportunity to help with food preparation.

Lunch will be served at 12.30 and this will be local Rwandan food that the family would normally eat. The food will be cooked as vegetarian e.g. cassava and beans. This is a good time to ask your hosts about life in their community. They may have questions for you too about life in your home country.

After an hour at lunch there will be a two hour one-to-one instruction in weaving a simple item in sisal before departing the community. At 15.45 you will arrive back at the office where you will enjoy a cold drink and have a debrief about your experience before shopping for gifts and souvenirs in the life store, here you will find a wide range of high quality handicrafts for sale, including those made by the artisans you visited.

Inclusions
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Tour host
  • Return transport from Muhanga Town to Village
Exclusions
  • Transportation from Kigali (but this can be aranged on request for an additional charge)
  • Items at the gift shop
Additional info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Uneven surfaces
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Local operator information Complete

Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Departure point

Muhanga Town, Southern Province

Departure time

8am

Duration

Flexible

Return details
Returns to original departure point

 

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