Situated at an altitude of 2,200m bordering Parc National des Volcans, Kinigi is a sector within Musanze district with 5 villages and 28 sub-villages with a total population of 22,271 habitants of which 10, 105 are men and 12,166 are female on a total surface area of 81.04sq.km which is 15.3% of the total Musanze district surface area. Kinigi residents live on subsistence farming and Irish potatoes are widely grown in this area.
Kinigi Natural Experience is a better way to experience the community surrounding extending to the heart of Kinigi taking you to varied village landscapes and the natural beauty and how people in Kinigi live within their natural atmosphere and how they use nature as a source of remedy and how amicably community command great respect for the natural world that they cherish for a better livelihood. Kinigi Cultural experience is the best way to experience the authentic local cultural highlights of Rwandan people, history and culture and getting to learn more about the traditional lifestyles and culture that affect the modern ways of Rwandan peoples living.
Kinigi Natural Village is a natural village with natural and modern activities on going at the same pace. Activities blend with natural harmony of Kinigi landscape and activities in the area and take you to experience the natural beauty and community lifestyle within a natural touch for a remarkable experience. The visit showcases the natural links of community’s socio-economic way of life and nature appeal to mankind.
Kinigi Natural Village Walk
Kinigi natural village walk is a walk through the heart of Kinigi where tourists experience the Rwandan natural ways of living, the beautiful landscape and geological components underlying the formation of Kinigi’s landscape, what lies underneath and the difference with what the surface holds. The walk takes 2-3 hours through the beautiful landscape of Kinigi.
Local market and vending
This twice a week market in Kinigi’s centre is full of colour, excitement and bustling with local and wonderful activities in an open-air market, giving visitors and opportunity to experience what the daily life of a local vendor is all about. This local market sells everything you need but it is always food stuffs that stand out. The local farmers bring their produce for sell and others come in to buy what they need after selling much of what they produced. There is a lot of haggling taking place and the sellers want to sell a t a higher price and the buyer want to buy at a low price, both needs a strong communicator/negotiator to get what they want and convincing other to accept your offer. After the buying and selling, local people get a time to share local beer with friends before they go back and sometimes they don’t take back a coin of what they had come for in the market.