Genre : Cultural centre, Resource center
Status : Foundation
Principal country concerned : Column : Intercultural/migrations, Heritage
Ibyiwacu Cultural Village is located in Nyabigoma cell, KInigi Sector, Musanze district, Northern Province.

IBYIWACU CULTURAL VILLAGE is changing traditional perceptions of what constitutes tourism by turning fate into fame through sharing various aspects of rural cultures and livelihoods into tourist attractions and creating income-generating activities for rural poor people that have lived on bush meat, poaching for generations. The village provides tourists experiences beyond wildlife viewing, the people, culture and how we live. The village has created a new understanding of tourism among tourists, rural communities, tour operators, and local government officials.

For the last 5 years, Rwanda Eco-Tours has been involved in developing initiatives and supporting community projects around national parks aimed at enriching local people through providing linkages and incentives for conservation around national parks in particular around the gorilla's Parc National des Volcans, in different aspects. In particular our aim has been targeting poachers to curb down poaching acts in the park, provide alternatives ways of alleviating poverty which is a root cause for poaching to improving community livelihood and increasing conservation education, awareness and involvement within the community.


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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