Destination Kivu Belt

Traditional Rwandan Handcraft Workshop

Activity Description

Short on time or looking for a more focused crafting experience? Working on a tight budget? Looking for a short, fun holiday or weekend activity for the whole family? The handcraft workshop experience at Young Women Destination is a good choice.

Young women Destination organizes an exclusive one-on-one, small group, or family crafting experience. Each session lasts two hours of crafting with the team’s artisan expert and a translator.

Spend a couple of hours together with the women of Young Women Destination at their office just outside Rubavu Town. You will be greeted by the women and the artisan expert. The atmosphere at Young Women Destination is very easygoing and they will make you feel at home right away. Most of the members will be happy just that you are there and are very eager just to hang out with you and to show you their skills.

With the help of an artisan and the women of Young Women Destination, you will be able to create a range of handicrafts to take home together with the women.

Three sessions are organized each day.
8:30 a.m.- – 11:00, from 11:30 a.m. – 14:00 p.m. and from 14:30 p.m. – 17:00 p.m

Bookings need to be made the day before to allow time for artisans to get ready for you. The three schedules are from

This experience takes place the Young Women Destination office in Rubavu Town. The office is easily accessible by bike, car or moto-taxi from central town.

About the Organizer

Young Women Destination is a handicraft-based association comprising of women who have dropped out of school due to unplanned pregnancies. The cooperative organizes various tours and make handcraft to support the members of the cooperative. Visitors are welcome to visit Young Women Destination and to join one of their activities.  They can be found just outside Rubavu in a community building with magnificent views over Lake Kivu.

Young Women Destination is great place if you want to have a real Rwandan home-life or hand-craft making experience. Joining an activity at Young Women Destination offers a genuine insight into the daily life of Rwanda while the income earned is used to sustain and improve the lives of the women and their families. You are also welcome to stop by Young Women Destination in order to buy some of the their handmade crafts such as handbags, floor mats, necklaces, bracelets and many others. Many of the women can be found around Rubavu town on Saturdays where they sell their crafts. Note that before you visit, you must notify them prior to arrival. This is easily done by a call or Whatsapp message before the visit.

Young Women Destination is situated just outside Rubavu town and can easily be accessed by car, bike or moto-taxi.  They have an office at the Centre Culturel de Gisenyi near Rubavu Public Beach.

Meeting Point

This experience takes place the Young Women Destination office in Rubavu Town. The office is easily accessible by bike, car or moto-taxi from central town.

The guests can arrange their transport separately. However, if needed Young Women Destination will arrange transport from town

Fitness Level

This activity does not require any special fitness level

Special Diet

This activity does not include food or drinks

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