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
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.
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.