Customarily woven by women, the Agaseke craft is known for its impressive quality, beauty, and cultural importance. The Agaseke basket is traditionally given to from mothers to daughters during marriage ceremonies.
Banana Beer Production
Get to work smashing bananas, and grinding sorghum grain on a grinding stone. At the end, enjoy some delicious banana beer with the local women!
Experience a day in the life of Rwandan family, waking up early to feed the animals followed by planting or harvesting local crops. After a work-filled morning, enjoy relaxing with the family with a snack in the shade.
Local Home Stay and cooking lesson
Take this opportunity to spend the night with a Rwandan family, learn about, prepare, and enjoy local food. After dinner, listen to stories and experience life in a Rwandan village.
Spend an evening with local community members and learn about Rwanda’s rich history and culture. This activity takes place around the campfire. Come with all your questions.
Red Rocks Wooden Biking
The wooden bike was invented to move all types of goods from farms and homesteads to the market. You may decide to bike into town where you can buy some local goods at the market.
Red Rocks Art Center
The Red Rocks art center showcases a variety of beautiful handcrafted jewelry, baskets, pottery and bags made by local women, and 100% of the profit goes directly to their cooperatives. After checking out the community shop, join our local artist, Zulu, for a chance to create your own art.
Red Rocks Movie Night
Every Friday is a movie night at Red Rocks Rwanda! You are welcome to share your movies with the rest of the campers. The activity happens after dinner with everyone seated around the fire.
The Twin Lake Tour
Burera & Ruhondo are twin lakes with great views of the nearby Virunga volcanoes. The tour includes a boat ride and a visit with one of the island communities which boasts breath-taking scenery. For those hoping to spend more time at the twin lakes, camping on an island (and dinner with a local family) can be arranged!
Mountain Hike to Rugalika
The hike begins at Red Rocks and takes you through fields and villages to a school on top of Mount Rugalika. If time permits, you can extend the hike and continue your walk up to Kabere Health Centre. The tour includes lunch.
Medicinal & Beekeeping Tour
This field tour will introduce you to the traditional herbs and plants used to cure different ailments. Learn about the history of the people and how they live in harmony with the forest and the gorillas.
Tree Planting Project
Be a part of the Red Rocks conservation program by helping locals plant trees and combat deforestation. Our goal is to plant a minimum of 500 trees each year to help protect the fragile local ecology and conserve scarce resources.
Volcanoes National Park
We offer a diverse range of services at Red Rocks Rwanda, catering to visitors of all ages, tastes and abilities. Along with our sister tour company, Amahoro Tours, we provide various expedition and exploration packages that focus on indigenous wildlife and aspects of Rwandese, Ugandan and Congolese culture. We also offer domestic tours of Rwanda, one-day tours, romantic getaways, nature walks, bonfire nights, and team building activities.
We offer a myriad of tours including:
- Gorilla Trekking
- Primate Tours
- Cross-border Expeditions
You can interact with mountain gorillas on a trekking tour, explore the local landscape and the ‘red rocks’ while hiking at the foothill of the volcano, camp in the wilderness, capture the scenery on film, share a roof with one of our local host families in Musanze, help prepare a traditional dinner, see Golden Monkeys and their natural habitat, meet Kigali locals, learn to brew banana beer, and so much more!
There are many ‘habituated’ mountain gorillas that enjoy greeting our visitors, but there are strict rules in place so that they don’t feel threatened. For instance, the guides can only take parties of eight or less to see the gorillas, so if you’re group is larger, you will be asked to split up.
Treks are well organized and safe, as guides draw from years of experience to help you make the most of your tour and communicate with the primates. We don’t have any fitness requirements, but generally speaking, visitors who are fit and healthy can focus on the scenery and enjoy it more.
In terms of gear, we recommend that you wear anti-slip walking boots, long trousers, and a waterproof jacket, that you have water with you at all times, and that you have a waterproof case for your camera. At the beginning of your trail, you will be able to hire a porter to carry your rucksack and help you on the hike. Tours start in the early hours, regardless of season. Visitors prefer to hike between December and February, in the dry season, but hiking to 2,000m altitude will expose you to the elements whatever the time of year.