Cows are held in high regard in Rwanda: When you want to wish someone well you say ‘gira inka’ or ‘may you have a cow’.
The Inyambo cows are an intrinsic part of the rich cultural heritage of the country that boasts a vibrant rural and country lifestyle. A visit to the pastoral community of Mutara is an immersive experience into the indigenous culture and lifestyle of the locals and their ‘sacred cows’ …famous for their staggeringly large horns, often compared to elephant tusks.
Explore the region where the Inyambo are a sign of prestige, status and wealth. Watch an award-winning herd being milked. While they graze, take a stroll down to the river bank where you could catch a glimpse of hippos in the nearby lake!
It’s an ideal outing for families and embraces cultural interaction and exchanges with the local community.
Need to know – Guided in your own vehicle. Set aside most of the day for this and organise a packed lunch.
Cost – RWF 25,000 per person min 3 people (in one vehicle)