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A Day in the Life of a Local Artisan - with unbiased reviews

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A Day in the Life of a Local Artisan

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    Azizi Life Experiences
    Stop: 8 hours -
    The experience is for groups less than 6 people per household, it is the perfect opportunity to really connect with your artisans hosts. Activities are dependent on the season as the weather depicts significant events in the community, so be prepared to be flexible in case events lead to a change of plan. At 8am 10 minute briefing at the office before being transferred to the local rural community. At 8.30 you will arrive and be welcome by the artisans and start the seasonal activity e.g. hoeing or planting. The artisans will show you how to do the activity and will work alongside you. They will encourage you to take a rest whenever you need to, or to sit out and watch if you prefer. At 11.00 am you will join the locals to fetch water and have the opportunity to help with food preparation. Lunch will be served at 12.30 and this will be local Rwandan food that the family would normally eat. The food will be cooked as vegetarian e.g. cassava and beans. This is a good time to ask your hosts about life in their community. They may have questions for you too about life in your home country. After an hour at lunch there will be a two hour one-to-one instruction in weaving a simple item in sisal before departing the community. At 15.45 you will arrive back at the office where you will enjoy a cold drink and have a debrief about your experience before shopping for gifts and souvenirs in the life store, here you will find a wide range of high quality handicrafts for sale, including those made by the artisans you visited.
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Azizi Life
Gitarama Road, Gitarama, Rwanda
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Departure Point
Azizi Life, Gitarama Road, Gitarama, Rwanda
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Gratuities
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Tour host
  • Return transport from Muhanga Town to Village
  • Transportation from Kigali (but this can be aranged on request for an additional charge)
  • Items at the gift shop
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Uneven surfaces
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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By: Azizi Life Experiences
An absolute highlight
I did the beehive and candle-making experience and absolutely loved it. You’ll be welcomed into a family home to
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The Curly One
Intimate Cultural Experience
I had the chance to visit a local community and be hosted by one of the ladies for a short while. They gladly
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Welcoming and Insightful day with local artist cooperative
I spent the day with a women's cooperative group who make woven goods (baskets and jewelry) to sell. My excellent
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Andrew Kitema
Kwita Izina 2020 Experince
The experience at this local village was amazing and one of the best one could ask for!! I had the experience of
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Ava B
My time at Azizi Life was a wonderful and unforgettable experience. The individuals that we interacted were
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Hasan E
Kigali, Rwanda
Amazing, warm and a must!!
We had coffee experience. Our guide/ translator Mrs. Juliet made a great difference. She made the whole trip
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A heart-warming experience
It was absolutely wonderful to spend the day with the big-hearted and strong women, doing different activities to
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Andreas J
Karlstad, Sweden
A day with artisans
Amazing experience, friendly people and interesting in every way! We visited with a group of teenager students
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London, United Kingdom
Traditional Construction Experience Day
I took my boys (6 and 8) on the traditional construction experience day. Making bricks and laying some, which had
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Vancouver, Canada
A Must See and Do Experience
A day in the life of an Azizi woman is a must see and do. We take so many things for granted. Walk along side of
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  • Duration: 8h
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  • Languages Offered: English, French
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