Bask under the moonlit or starry night sky
and let the African rythems take over you. Traditional dances,
accompanied by the sweet sounds of guitar and
drum, are choreographed to the elegant gait of bird and animal
species. Every night non-professional natives break into the
natural gift of melody and dance with the intent of sharing
a treasure akin only to the Ankole culture.
Visit one of the school in the area and experience
the Ugandan way of teaching. Hundreds of enthusiastic pupils
fill the simple classrooms and
will give you a warm welcome. Attend a lesson of English or
maths, or accompany the children during their lunch break.
We are what we eat in most ways. Although eating
traditional food won't make you speak the native language
straight away, learning how to make a traditional dish will
go some way into helping you learn a few local words. Witness
how posho is prepared on a charcoal stove and how green bananas
turn into the national dish that is called matooke.
Combine a pleasant nature walk with a visit
to the Bahima Village. Experience the
lifestyle of this traditional tribe, which has changed very
little throughout the years, and learn more about where they
live, what they eat and all their other native habits.
Share the permanent pasture fields with the
grazing livestock and hike along the Kagera River, a natural
border with Tanzania. Cows find their way to drink, while
the rapids peacefully flow down along the green shores. You
will find that Tanzania is just a tree trunk away! If you
are lucky you might even spot some wildlife on the other side,
as it is part of the Ibanda Game Reserve.
You might start your walk at the farm, which
is approximately 8 kilometres away, or you can go by car and
begin walking along the river. Enjoy the magnificent views
while you explore the natural miracles of life...
The savannah grasslands and gentle hills boast
an unparalleled richness of birdlife, making this area a true
paradise for birders. Many different species of birds can
be seen, including the Mousebird, Lapwing and also Ugandas
national bird, the Crowned Crane, is largely represented in
this area. There is even a theory that most of the undiscovered
bird species are concentrated in and around the Nshenyi Village.
Come and prove this theory!
We all leave a mark in life. Some write theirs
on water, others on hearts of people. Nshenyi Village provides
an even more lasting opportunity to leave a legacy beyond
the memory of those who know you: rock painting. Spend a sun-filled
day out in the savannah grasslands and paint your way into
Rwanda prides itself as a country of a thousand
hills. We got a million! Take a nature
walk on the undulating Mpoma hills that overlook the Nshenyi
Village and admire the view over the tranquil country scene.
The hikes vary in duration from two hours to a full day and
will be escorted by an English speaking guide from the local
Spending some relaxing moments will be highly
welcomed after a full day of adventure. You will find another
delight of Nshenyi Village by experiencing the "Karaya
Showers", the native way of relaxing. Restore your vital
energies and see how this traditional spa treatment does miracles
Spend a day on an open market day and see how
Wall Street comes to life in rural Africa! Taste the vibrant
atmosphere of the colourful markets, stroll around and observe
the traditional way of trading.
Markets can be visited en route or directly
from the village. They are held almost every day, though in