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Mayange Village and Nyamata Church Tour

Mayange Village and Nyamata Church Tour.

 

Mayange Village and Nyamata church tour is a private one. Get to know Rwanda’s history on your private day tour, including round-trip transfer from  Kigali City. Learn about the brutality of the massacre that caused shock worldwide. Especially, history at the Nyamata Genocide Memorial, then a trip to village of Mayange with your professional tour guide.

Nyamata is located in the Bugesera district in South Eastern Rwanda. Nyamata literally means “Place of milk”.  Initially, this area was affected by the adverse  climatic effects which includes severe drought and outbreak of diseases.  In the early 1960’s, this area was occupied by Tusti due to the forced shift from their homelands. This is the main reason why the population is predominantly occupied bu the Tutsi. Nyamata Parish Catholic Church  memorial contains the remains of over 45,000 genocide victims almost only the Tusti since they had used it as a refuge.

Mayange is green with lush cassava plants that line the roads. Cash crops are being harvested. Goats and chickens roam freely. Line-ups form outside the newly refurbished health clinic and maternity ward. It used to be a desperate community of 50,000 people – mostly Genocide returnees – that held out little hope for the future

Departure & Come Back Time

The departure time is 9:00am and we pick you up from your hotel, therefore we come earlier than leaving time. The return point depends on your choice, whether to drop you in Kigali or at your hotel. The return time is in the evening after your incredible tour.

Take Note

Take note;

  • First and foremost the tour is private.
  • Just like any other tour, confirmation will be received at time of booking.
  • You are allowed to drink the local beer as long as you 18years and above.
  • We operate in all weather conditions therefore, no worries.

Tour the current developments

Agriculture:

Kibenga cell is the preferred for demonstration for agricultural development due to its a variety. These crops include coffee, cassava and maize. Due to the disaster of the severe famine, nearly half of children under 5 died due to under-nutrition which exposed them to infections.  As you will see and be explained, currently the  cell has become a major agricultural success story. You will be able to interact with these local farmers about the your questions and be answered.Kagenge will also be visited to witness the fundamental changes in agricultural production. You will also be explained and evidence  the progress of maize production and what has caused it.

Education:
Education has massively been improved upon.  This is well demonstrated by the built school called Mayange B Primary School. You will be given a chance to reach to some of these schools and also associate with them. Also, take pictures with these warm welcoming students. You will notice some activities been done by these students and they can take you through the steps. These includes:  terracing, irrigating and planting perennial and non-perennial crops in the school nursery beds.
This Mayange village and Nyamata church Tour will surely be a remarkable one!!!

EXPECTATIONS

Stopovers at;

Before starting our explicit tour to Mayange village, we shall have a stopover at Mayange Sector Office. This will give us a hit of the different activities to be done there. Lunch is served that includes the local delicious meals.
Usabane local ceremony

This is a local get together ceremony with various community people that includes also the local leaders and cultural troupes. In general, it closes the tour and consists of dancing, singing, enjoying local drinks and food. This gives you more access to interact with the Rwanda people on their local life and working together as a community. Later, you will be asked to also join them in these entertainments.

Excludes:
  • Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • Tips to porters and driver/ guide
  • Insurance

Inclusions :-

  • Payments to the guide
  • Bottled water
  • local taxes