Rwanda Traditional Construction Day Tour offers you an experience to learn something about traditional building techniques, some of them used since the times of the King.
* Lunch included
* Led by a local guide
* Get inside tips from a local
* Small group ensures personal service
* Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
In the morning you will collect water and soil, which you will then be taught how to make into mud bricks. After making your own bricks, you will dig the foundations and learn how to lay the bricks so as to ensure the building will be strong.
By this point, you will have built up a bit of an appetite and so everyone will stop work and share a simple home-cooked lunch with your host family.
In the afternoon, you go and collect banana leaves, which you will be taught how to make into a strong rope that can then be used to lash wood together to make a roof. You finish the day with a cold drink and all the knowledge you need to build your very own mud brick house.
Plus you can do some fair trade shopping for products made in the community that you visited.
Rwanda Traditional Construction Day Tour Itinerary
0800 Hours: Welcome & Introduction in Muhanga then proceed to meet with your rural host community.
0835 Hours: Go to the family home of your artisan host, share introductions, and add a bit of local dress to your attire.
0845 Hours: Fetch water from the valley spring. (You can choose to help with food preparation instead.)
1100 Hours: Day activities: learn the rural construction techniques including making rope from banana tree fibers and making bricks from mud. The artisans will show you how to do the activity and will work alongside you. They will encourage you to take a rest whenever you need to, or to sit out and watch if you prefer.
1230 Hours: Lunch: The artisans will serve a cooked vegetarian meal typical for local families, such as cassava and beans.
This is a good time to ask your hosts about life in their community. They may have questions for you too about life in your home country.
1330 Hours: Construction: Using traditional techniques, help to build, for example, a domestic animal’s pen, a fence or a house.
1530 Hours: Farewell & Departure from your host community.
1545 Hours: Arrive back at Muhanga for a cold drink and a chance to reflect on your experience.
1600 Hours: Finally, there will be opportunity to peruse all of the beautiful, handcrafted goods on offer from our artisan partners including your hostesses! This is a wonderful way to gather gifts and souvenirs which you can be confident are fair trade and making an impact.
Rwanda Traditional Construction Day Tour Prices
Rwanda Traditional Construction Day Tour rates include;
Lunch + Local taxes + Local guide + All activities + Bottled water & Round trip transport from Kigali to Muhanga and back to Kigali
Child 5 to 15 Years
1st January 2023
31st December 2023
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