Rwanda Cultural Tours

The set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution, organization or group. The cultural history of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi has made it one of the most visited by tourists. Culture here is rich and dynamic dating from 14th century when the interlucustrine kingdoms were formed. People here are very hospitable and receptive to foreigners. Cultural sites such as Kasubi Tombs , Uganda Museum, Snake Museum, Butare Museum, Tooro kingdom palace, and Namugongo martyrs shrines have attracted both local and international tourists.

Our Tours in Rwanda

Kigali City Tour, Butare and Cultural Museum, Genocide Memorial Sites tour, Omuami's Palace,

10 Days Cultural Tour in Rwanda

6 Days Tour the Nyiragongo Volcano and Idjwi Island

What to See On Our Cultural Tours in Rwanda

Butare, Rwanda: the best cultural and educational museum in the Great Lakes region of Africa.

Kigali: See genocide sites, see local traditional markets, buy Rwandan and Congolese crafts.

Nyiragongo Volcano and Idjwi Villages, Congo: see the live volcano, learn how local communities have learnt to coe with its usual eruptions!

Omwami's Palace

RwandaA visit to Nyanza (currently Nyabisindu) the former Mwami's palace (King's palace) and the seat of the feudal monarchy is worthy taking. The palace has been reconstructed to its 19th century state and shows a traditional dome that can be compared with the Kabaka's palace of Buganda. You will visit the National Museum which is one the well set-up if not the finest ethnographic museum of East Africa. It's a good source of information on the cultural history of Rwanda and the region. See Batwa pygmies in the north of Rwanda and in Uganda.

 

Other Cultural Tours Offered by Pinnacle Associates in Uganda and Burundi

Places to see on Cultural Tours in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi:

Kampala: Visit the pyramidal structure named Kasubi Tombs, the burial site of the early Buganda Kings who ruled the kingdom, Naggalabi Buddo, the coronation site of the Kings, meet with the King's representative; the Ndere Cultural Center.

Mubende Visit the Nakaima Tree where tradition holds that the spirit of an ancient king is housed; the tree has become a shrine where people worship and spiritual readings and rites (even weddings) are performed.

Kabarole: Home of the ancient Toro Kingdom and Bunyoro Empire, the botanical gardens and traditional herbal plants.

Kasese: Fossil sites dating from 2.5 million years ago. Meet the Batwa people (pygmies) who descended from the Mountains of the Moons and who established the Nile Valley Civilization and Culture that spread to Kemet (Egypt), Asia, the Americas & Europe.

Queen Elizabeth National Park: Go on safari and observe African species of wild life in their natural habitat.

Jinja: the source of the Nile and Sezzibwa (the pilot for five hydroelectric plants) and Bujjagali waterfalls.

Bujumbura Cultural City Tour, Snake Museum: See pythons, Lake Tanganyika, snakes, various types of lizards, and enjoy local communities' behaviour.

There are 3 major Indigenous groups whose existance is endangered in Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi: the Batwa (80,000 people - in Uganda, Rwanda, Congo), the Benet (20,000 people in Uganda), and the Karamojong (955,000 people, only in Uganda).The Karamojong and the Benet Peoples typically live in the region of north-eastern Uganda. The Batwa Peoples primarily live in the south-western region of Uganda (northern region of Rwanda, Eastern DRC) and were evicted from their traditional homelands when the Bwindi, PNV and Mgahinga forests were declared national parks in early '90s. The Batwa and Benet are hunter-gatherers, while the Karamojong are pastoralists. The forest is of cultural and economic significance for the Batwa, who are Pygmy forest peoples. Cattle are central to the culture of the Karamojong, who use every part of the cow in daily and ritual life

The cultural tour enables you see as much culture as possible, in the four countries of Uganda, Rwanda, Congo and Burundi.

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