The Dancing Pots experience will offer you a unique opportunity to learn about and interact with a very settled and forward-looking Batwa community in the Western province of Rwanda. The excursion starts with an introductory presentation that explains the historical and cultural background, and prepares the you for the interaction with the community.
per adult from
4 to 6 hours
What's included :
- Bottled water
- Banana wine
- Meet guide at hotel or other place of preference in Kigali or Gisenyi
- Local guide
- Professional guide
- Local taxes
- All activities
- Private transportation
- Entry/Admission - Gisenyi Sector Office
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Gisenyi Sector Office, Gisenyi, Rwanda
After the short drive to Kanama, visitors are welcomed by vibrantly drumming and dancing men, excitingly waving and smiling children as well as beautifully clothed singing young ladies. They are keen and excited to portray their passionately performed artistic skills that made them famous. Dancing, singing and making pottery as part of their traditional lives still rate high in the Abatigayubuke community, so that the pride they feel during their performances is visible, experiential and infectious from the very first moment upon arrival in the village. After this warm welcome, visitors proceed to sitting facilities in the main kiln house where a presentation of the community’s unique pottery skills follows.
Pottery belongs to the community’s daily activities. They are lucky to have found a secure clay source some 2km away from the village, enabling them to produce a range of products, including traditional stoves, flower vases and small decorative animals. As part of the visit, some of the cooperative members will demonstrate their pottery skills while others continue to provide a musical and artistic accompaniment. The demonstration features the mixing of clay and water, the actual forming of the products and the burn-ing of pottery in the traditional kiln. An opportunity to purchase some of the products as souvenirs is also available.
At the end of the stay, the visitors and their hosts as well as interested people from the neighbouring communities engage in a traditional get-together party called ‘ubusabane’. This is a very important part of the excursion because it offers unique opportunities for interaction and cross-cultural exchange. Over lemonade and corn on the cob, guests and hosts come closer to each other, communicate and frequently dance together.
Duration: 5 hours
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Your guide for the day will meet you at any hotel or accommodation in Kigali or Gisenyi
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Infant seats available
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.