Nyanza was the capital of the Kingdom of Rwanda before independence in 1962. Today, visitors can explore the fascinating King’s Palace which has become a museum home to the magnificent Inyambo; Rwanda’s royal cattle. These stunning cows are like no others. They are of high historical and cultural importance, they have impressive horns and they respond to their keeper’s songs. Rwanda’s National Art Gallery is also worth a visit. It showcases contemporary art in what would have served as King Mutara III Rudahingwa’s palace had he lived long enough.
It is also possible to combine a visit to Nyanza with a Gatagara pottery experience or with a visit to the National Museum located in Huye. This comprehensive and informative ethnographic museum covers Rwanda’s distant to recent history, and is certainly one of a kind in the region.
Let us show you the fascinating cultural heart of Rwanda!