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Tea From Crop to Cup: By this your will tour the tea mini museum at IVOMO in Gisakura, visit and experience tea nurseries and new tea plantations to experience how tea grows, do plantations tour, and interact with tea pickers and other locals working in tea plantations (ploughing, weeding, pruning, how to use fertilizers, etc.) This extends to tea processing and tasting. This experience can be done within 3 hours, half a day and a full day.

Tea Tourism Experience from Community Owned Tea Plantations: Tea tours and tea picking with community interaction, local tea tasting and lunch with local (either in their fields or at their homes nearby). By this you enjoy tea tourism while experiencing local community lifestyle. You may choose to stay with local communities (accommodation-homestays)-be their guest and interact more with them.

From Crop to Plate/local food experienceThis provides local food experience (going to the farm or local market with locals and get organic raw food, prepare that food until you eat it. Go to Lake Kivu, fish, or buy fish from a local market (or other food to go with cassava bread such as meat and vegetables), come home pound cassava, and make cassava bread and sauce to eat that special food: fufu and fish, a dish associated with local community there).

Umunyozi Biking Tour/using a local bikeUse a local bike commonly used a Taxi Velo. This offers an opportunity to explore and enjoy the beauty of Gisakura Tea Biking Trails and other routes, biking with locals doing Taxi Velos.

Ntendezi Local Market ExperienceYou can have a tour at the Ntendezi local market (Wednesday and Saturday every week-to reflect real authentic community lifestyle with regards to the market-known as mu Rukuta- another name of money-a type of money less than 1 franc-ikuta) and learn about the start of Arabic business center and a linkage between money and Kinyaga people. You can combine this with visiting the Alvera Village-a center caring for children and teenagers living with disabilities and experience the amazing work they do in shoes making, sewing, basketing making and other types of handcrafts, and have fun with them through sports and different games, as well as other types of entertainment.

Sewing Experience: At time to experience and empower a group of women named “WOMEN IN TEA AND BEYOND” interact with local tailors, learn about sewing tools, materials and fabrics with focus on Kitenge associated with local community and bordering community in Bukavu/DRC, You learn about different techniques, methods and practices until you make your own product as souvenir of your lovely time spent with local tailors.

Gaseke Murambi- Tea Trail: The best for cycling and hiking while enjoying community interactions, nature and rich history of tea introduction in Rwanda tea and legends.

Coffee Tourism Experience: Getting to know the rich history of coffee in this area, visiting coffee farms and interacting with local coffee farmers.