Nyanza Kings Rwanda Cultural Tour, Butare

Rwanda was home to one of the world’s richest kingdoms. It was designated a German colony ten years before any European had ever set foot inside its borders! This is a country with a proud history that goes back far before colonial times. 

The first white people only came here in the early 20th century. For centuries the land was a peaceful kingdom led by the Nyanza kings. Their culture remains strong in their old capital Butare, a town halfway between Kigali and Nyungwe.

With a local guide you will explore the ruins of palaces and settlements. You will hear the stories and come to understand the culture that came before the colonisation of East Africa.