The Arts play a significant function in traditions of the people of Rwanda and form the center of the most authentic products explored on safaris and tours in Rwanda. Their performances range from exhibitions of excellence and bravery to the artistry held in ancient agricultural roots.
The Intore Dance Troupes perform the finest displays of the dynamic traditional styles of dance and music in the destination Rwanda.
The Intore literally translated as The Chosen Ones feature a great
heritage that dates back to a century past as they performed exclusively
in the Royal courtyard. These people were taught the jumping techniques
and military drills to perfect their dancing style – something that has
lived to mesmerize even the contemporary Rwanda safari tour
The Intore wear grass wigs and hold clutching spears
as they move to the beat of the drum making it a magical moment worth
exploring. Apparently, these live Intore performances can be viewed at
museums like National Museum of Rwanda, cultural villages like Iby’wacu
Cultural village, hotels and Rwanda tour lodges across the counts and at
the Volcanoes Park headquarters Kinigi every day as the travelers on Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris and tours await briefing.
traditional Songs are escorted by an eight string harp like instrument
called Lulunga whereas the more jubilated dances are supplemented by
Orchestra drum that typically features seven (7) to Nine (9) members
that collectively derive a hypnotic and mesmerizing intertwining rhythm
Regarding crafts, the local cooperative in the village of
Nyakarambi Village produces unique crafts called Imigongo or the cow
dung paintings which are distinguished by whirls colored in black, brown
and white along with other geometric shapes. These remarkable earthy
products are available all over the craft markets in the country and
those on safari in Rwanda can purchase some as souvenirs.
traditional skill of basket making and weaving has also stood the taste
of time and apparently the dry containers are made for food storage
along with medicine. These are also used to carry gifts or as gifts
themselves on traditional functions. The pottery expertise and ancient
skill of the Batwa people is noted to be among Rwanda’s oldest skills
and up to today, these pots are still utilized for storing liquids and