Kagera Safaris encourages travellers to visit local people in their communities which is one way of contributing to the incomes of the locals. You can spend days in the community or just hours participating in a chore or visit a local school. Our desire is that locals get to earn directly from the ‘tourism dollar’ and bring about development in their communities. This we realise also contributes heavily to conservation as they are protective of the wildlife they benefit from.
Village Walk: This takes you through the community stopping at various sites like tea/coffee farms (tea experience/coffee experience) if they have such in their village, a waterfall, banana-beer brewing demonstration site, music and performance. These walks are laid back and just provide an opportunity for you to interact with the community. These kind of walks can take approximately three hours depending on the sights and activities; however, visitors are free to choose the sites of particular interest and opt for a shorter itinerary.
Home stays: With more time and interest in immersing yourself further in the culture and community of the area you visit, you can choose a few days to stay with a local family. Here you will have the opportunity to get involved in the daily chores of this family and eat the traditional and adapted foods.
Rwanda Community Tours
Ps: Community tours can be added to any itinerary you choose.