Meet your driver and off to Gisenyi, a journey that takes about 3-4 hours from Kigali, and you spend the time admiring the lush green hills and valleys of Rwanda. Your driver makes a few stops along the way so you can get out and stretch your legs, and you take the opportunity to snap some photos of the stunning scenery. Finally, you arrive in Gisenyi, a charming resort town on the shores of Lake Kivu. You drive about 20 minutes out of town to the starting point of the Congo Nile Trail, where you meet a group of local women from a cooperative initiative. The women are friendly and welcoming, and they introduce you to their village. You learn about their way of life, and you have the chance to participate in some of their daily activities, such as farming, traditional food making and tasting, handcraft lessons and a participatory traditional dancing class. Typical activities include full rural life experience of a local peasant, traditional food making and tasting, handcraft lesson and a participatory traditional dancing class. We strongly advise our guests to purchase locally crafted souvenirs to directly support and empower local artisans. As soon as your experiences come to an end, you’ll bid farewell to your host and late afternoon, return to Kigali. Time permitting, you’ll be driven around the beautiful town of Gisenyi. Drop-off at your residence in Kigali and end of the tour.
You spend the day getting to know the women and learning about their culture. You have a wonderful time, and you leave feeling inspired and enriched by your experience. We strongly advise our guests to purchase locally crafted souvenirs to directly support and empower local artisans. As you drive back to Kigali, you reflect on the day. You are grateful for the opportunity to have experienced the authentic Rwandan village life. You know that you will never forget this day.