Podcast: Red Rocks Intiatives Rwanda founder, Greg Bakunzi

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Red Rocks Rwanda



Red Rocks founder, Greg Bakunzi, moulded Red Rocks Rwanda to be community-based organizations, where the local community can gain from tourism activities, and in the process, have a sustainable income. Red Rocks brings under-served communities into the tourism supply chain and supports community development projects that help people help themselves through Red Rocks Initiatives.

Red Rocks is a spacious and friendly backpacker hostel, campsite, and cultural centre situated in a picturesque valley surrounded by rolling hills with a spectacular view of Volcanoes National Park. It is the perfect place to base yourself for the amazing wildlife experience of gorilla trekking.



​At Red Rocks, the community comes first. Part of the bigger social enterprise, Red Rocks Initiative, Red Rocks believe in responsible tourism that directly serves local people, providing them with opportunity and empowerment by sharing their unique culture.

Everywhere you look at Red Rocks, it oozes Rwanda culture. The walls are covered with colourful​ artworks by talented resident artist Zulu. Accommodation comes in the form of a bed in the private rooms (single, twin and double) big safari tents or a campsite with tents available for hire. Bathrooms are shared and include hot showers, soap and towels are provided free of charge.

There are also options to stay in a GAKONDO, literally meaning – “Heritage”, a traditional Rwandan local house built by local builders. Its architectural structure in the Rwandan style is fundamentally connected with traditions and customs of the Rwandese local life and traditional architecture. All the cottages are located in a Secured and relaxed tranquil environment in which you can reconnect with nature. All Rooms equipped with a Double Bed – Per Person rate; US $ 25, breakfast included.

In addition to this, there are a wide range of facilities, including a fully stocked bar, ping pong table, volleyball court, fire pit and even a community-run souvenir shop with locally made handicrafts and artworks.

You will be kept busy with activities like volleyball, table tennis, bicycle hire, tattoo studio, cable TV, recording studio, nightclub, chill out area with beds and hammocks and a fire pit. There are also a large range of cultural activities on offer upon request, including; banana beer making, cooking lessons, basket weaving, home stays, agricultural tours, tree planting, heritage walks, painting lessons.


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