Imbabazi Sunday Garden Dances Tour
Honoring Roz’s love of traditional dance and following her tradition of weekly dance performances in the garden, Imbabazi now offers performances by our local dance troupe every month!
Enjoy traditional Intore dancing and cultural performances while sipping tea in the garden. This event occurs on the last Sunday of every month at Imbabazi, starting at 1pm sharp. A tour of the gardens and orphanage can be scheduled with prior notice and visitors are welcome to come early with a picnic lunch to enjoy in the garden or to join us for lunch in Roz’s cottage! Incorporating local ingredients and produce from our farm, we invite visitors to join us for lunch in Roz’s cottage or in the garden (weather permitting).
Visits and activities must be booked a minimum of three days in advance. We will do our best to accommodate visitors booking less than three days in advance, however, traditional dance performances cannot be guaranteed.
Did You know?
In 1949, Rosamond Halsey Carr, a young fashion illustrator living in New York City, accompanied her dashing hunter-explorer husband to what was then the Belgian Congo. When the marriage fell apart, she decided to stay on in neighboring Rwanda, as the manager of a flower plantation. Land of a Thousand Hills is Carr's thrilling memoir of her life in Rwanda--a love affair with a country and a people that has spanned half a century. During those years, she has experienced everything from stalking leopards to rampaging elephants, drought, the mysterious murder of her friend Dian Fossey, and near-bankruptcy. She has chugged up the Congo River on a paddle-wheel steamboat, been serenaded by pygmies, and witnessed firsthand the collapse of colonialism. Following 1994's Hutu-Tutsi genocide, Carr turned her plantation into a shelter for the lost and orphaned children-work she continues to this day, at the age of eighty-seven.