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Beyond the Gorillas Experience

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Ruhengeri, Rwanda
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About Beyond the Gorillas Experience
Beyond the Gorillas Experience is a tourism company that provides to tourists remarkable experiences beyond the visits to National Parks, namely Community Based Tourism (CBT) activities Such as authentic village tours, scenic walk and bird watching, booze cruise in Rwandan lakes, local hills hiking, scenic tour around VNP, home stay,etc..
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Traditionally shared during weddings and other celebrations, banana juice (and beer!) has long been a central part of Rwandan parties. Although nowadays banana juice can be easily bought from the local store, the traditional technique for making your own brew is a much greater labor of love.

In the morning, you will work with your rural host to collect the green bananas and the leaves needed to begin the process. Next you’ll dig a hole and bury the bananas to ripen over time.

After enjoying a simple meal with your host family, you’ll head to the tap to collect water. The ripening process takes four days, but don’t worry- you won’t need to wait. Your hosts will have some already-buried bananas for you to dig up. You’ll then peel, mash, and strain the bananas using traditional techniques, and voila- you’ve made authentic banana juice.

The day finishes back at the local pub where we boil the beer is sold to the local people so it is easy for you to taste and take away.
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Whether you have natural rhythm or not, with our expert instructors everyone can enjoy learning traditional drumming and dancing.

This cultural entertainment experience begins with a mini-performance from a small troupe of traditional performers. Next, it’s your turn to put on a traditional costume and give it a try. You’ll have fun as the dancers teach you some basic dance steps and share a bit of the history of Rwandan dance. After some practice time, the expert dance instructors help you put everything together in a performance of your very own.

After a break to catch your breath, the drummers will teach you some traditional beats, or you can even do a bit of free styling of your own on the traditional drums. No experience or expertise is necessary- it is simply fun for anyone brave enough to give it a go.
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from $55.00
The guests are given and explained in a better sense of the light-hearted mood of the ceremony from the traditional Rwanda.And this can be performed in a way that can make the guests to be involved.
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from $63.00
The twin lakes; Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo are a must see.The mystery, which also makes it magical, is how a lake flows into another lake. As it happens, Lake Burera is almost 150 meters higher than Lake Ruhondo.Going around the lakes is quite a journey and to be able to see both lakes, especially the part where one lake flows into another requires an aerial view.

These Magnificent twin lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo and its Swamp Rugezi are the excellent photogenic, serene and scenic places for Bird watching activity. Moreover, Rugezi swamp is one of the most seven important birding areas IBAs) in Rwanda.

Their deep blue water surrounded by steep hills and tall waterfall with the outlines of the nearby virunga (volcanoes) provide a spectacular backdrop.

A canoe boat or Boat trip can be taken along the waters of the twin lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo for sightseeing.
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For the nature enthusiasts, the Volcanoes national park is a true paradise filled with lush green forest, rare mountain vegetation, crater lakes, plenty of wildlife such as forest elephants and buffaloes, golden monkeys and mountain gorillas, endemic birds of the Albertine rift, breathtaking views of Rwanda’s mist shrouded mountainous landscape and sprawling volcanoes. They offer an unrivaled African jungle experience and one of the best scenery on the African continent!

During the hikes, you are chanced with encountering the habituated Mountain Gorillas, for which you shall be permitted only a minute to view them minus taking any pictures to keep it fair for those that paid for the pricey Gorilla trek tour permit. Golden Monkeys are also a high possibility encounter during the hike.BGE provide with you the hiking facilities,cook,porters,etc.
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from $37.50
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide from Gorilla Trek Africa book this tour for us after our Gorilla trek. Our guide on 18 Aug Fernando was outstanding! It was wonderful to see an authentic village and meet some of the villagers. The best part is part of the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Charissa T
BEYOND THE GORI... B, Manager at Beyond the Gorillas Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

A BIG THANK YOU Dear Charissa, we highly appreciate you for sparing your valuable time and share with us your experience with Beyond the Gorillas Experience. We are so grateful for your review. Your review is very important to us, it is important to the...More

Reviewed August 6, 2019

Did a day trip with Beyond to go to the Musanze Caves and then do a scenic walk (2-3 hours) around the foothills of the Volcanoes National Park. Whole thing was well organised and great from start to finish. Pleasure to deal with, very helpful...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank mattolicious
Reviewed August 4, 2019

My guide, Simon, from BTGE, picked me and my tour guide from SOA from my hotel and we went for an early canoe ride. But before the canoe ride, we travelled to a place where we walked around the lake and saw people logging, birds,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank annminky
Reviewed August 4, 2019

My girlfriend and I went hiking Mont Kabuye with Beyond The Gorilla Experience. Theodore, the manager, was very helpful and responsive for the booking, he answered all our questions and provided us with all the information we needed to plan our hike. Our guide Ferdinand...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank ludovicbaussan
Reviewed June 17, 2019

Beyond the gorillas offers very professional and friendly services. We spend a lot of time with them and they are truly wonderful. The scenic walk around the vulcanos is not just a scenic walk, it also shows a lot about the agricultural life in this...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Sjanne S
Reviewed June 12, 2019

My family recently did a 2-day overnight hike up Mt. Karisimbi. When we booked our permits with RDB, they recommended Beyond the Gorillas Experience to be our outfitter. Theodore, the founder and head of the company, was very professional, responsive, and helpful as we planned...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank rebeccan65
BEYOND THE GORI... B, Manager at Beyond the Gorillas Experience, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2019

Dear Rebecca, Hope everything is fine with you and hope you reached safely. Please kindly accept our heartfelt appreciation for spending your valuable time to write such a supportive and genuine review. Thank, thank you, thank you very much. Kindly again accept our appreciation from...More

Reviewed May 22, 2019

Amazing experience with stunning landscapes (when not foggy) ! Ferdinand, Patrick and Francis are great guides, always willing to share their knowledge on birds, agriculture and Rwandan culture.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Elise M
willbebacklater, Public Relations Manager at Beyond the Gorillas Experience, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2019

Thank you for your positive review and for choosing us to serve you!

Reviewed May 14, 2019

My friend and I arrived in Masanze knowing we wanted to see Golden Monkeys and hike a volcano but otherwise had no idea how to organise it. After enquiring during our lunch at Migano cafe (superb place for lunch and wifi!) we were immediately introduced...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Ishimwe250
Reviewed May 14, 2019

My friend and I had an incredible experience with Beyond the Gorillas. We went during the rainy season in May as lone budget backpackers and were initially a little confused as to how to arrange the trekking and seeing the monkeys on a budget. After...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Sophie H
Reviewed May 10, 2019

We could not have been more impressed with Theo and our day spent with Beyond the Gorillas. After trekking to see the gorillas and golden monkeys we heard about Beyond the Gorillas and spent a day learning about traditional Rwandan music, crafts, ect. visited a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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BEYOND THE GORI... B, Director of Sales at Beyond the Gorillas Experience, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2019

We thank you very much for this review. We are glad that you enjoyed our service. I would like to inform you that we are now operating in different parts of the whole country. Also, we can now assist the guests who need to visit...More

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