9. For some fabulous Intore dancing
Rwanda’s traditional dance is exhilarating. Historically performed for the Rwandan mwami
(kings), they tell the story of warriors returning successfully from battle. The ground positively thumps with passion and energy as groups of dancers jump to drumbeats and singing. Women look demure in traditional colourful dresses while men wear headdresses of long white grasses that swirl frenetically as they toss their heads. Check out the King’s Palace Museum at Nyanza
or the SACOLA Cultural Centre in Kinigi
for some great performances.
10. To get on your bike with Team Rwanda
Keen cyclists will love this rare opportunity to ride with members of Rwanda’s national team
. Using top-of-the-range race or mountain bikes, they’ll take you on a half-day training ride from their base in Musanze, teaching techniques and trying different terrains along the way. You can even have a guided multi-day tour with a team member. But you’ll need to be fit – Rwanda is known as The Land of a Thousand Hills for good reason…
For more information, visit rwandatourism.com. Compare flights, find tours, book hostels and hotels for your trip, and don’t forget to buy travel insurance before you go.