Are you in Rwanda for a safari and looking for an extraordinary place to experience typical cultures of the people of Rwanda? Nkotsi Village, within Musanze (Ruhengeri in Northern Province) is the perfect place for relaxation and experiencing extraordinary cultures and traditions.
This is an ideal place for tourists on a gorilla trekking safari in the Volcanoes National Park. What can be more exhilarating and life changing like encountering the beautiful critically endangered mountain gorillas at the same time meeting the local community members that surround the Volcanoes National Park? Absolutely nothing hence you cannot afford to miss it during your Rwanda safaris.
Also known as Muko, Nkotsi is a small cultural Village at approximately 7 kilometers South-west of Musanze in the Northern Province of Rwanda. What is special about this site? When you take a trip to this Village, you will discover that it is beyond what you have ever experienced in a lifetime.
This Village is a home to the magnificent Red Rocks Camping and Hostel, which through the effort of Hands of Hope Organization and the famous Amahoro Tours organizes interesting cultural activities relished to the people of Rwanda.
Activities to be enjoyed within Nkotsi Village
This site offers fascinating activities and some of the must-enjoy within this Cultural village include Drumming lessons, Beer brewing lessons from bananas, Basket weaving demonstrations, Village walks, learning about some of the traditional/local herbs and what they are used for as well as village walks among others.
Cost of the activities at Nkotsi Village
The basket weaving demonstration is offered free of charge, banana beer brewing is charged $25 per person, village Walks cost $10 only per person, learning about traditional medicine costs only $30 per person and drumming lessons are charged $25 per person.
How to Reach Nkotsi Village during Rwanda safaris
If you wish to experience the breathtaking activities offered here, you have to first drive to Musanze, Northern Province of Rwanda which is about 69 kilometers/43 miles from Kigali City before finally proceeding to the Village. You can use public buses or private taxis then hire a motorcycle to the site.
Beside the Nkotsi Cultural Village, Musanze district is endowed with several interesting places to enjoy during Rwanda safaris and these include Volcanoes National Park (the home to the critically endangered Mountain gorillas and golden monkeys), five of the Virunga Volcanoes that include Muhabura, Karisimbi, Bisoke, Sabinyo and Gahinga Volcanoes, the Musanze Caves, the Iby’iwacu cultural village, Lakes Ruhondo, Buhanga Eco-Park (place for the coronation of Rwandan former Kings) and many others.
Conclusively, Nkotsi Village within Musanze district is one of the few places that allow tourists to explore and enjoy typical Rwandan culture, thus offers several fascinating activities that include Drumming lessons, Beer brewing lessons from bananas, Basket weaving demonstrations, Village walks, learning about some of the traditional/local herbs and what they are used for as well as village walks.