Meet the People Village Tour
Enter the world of the traditional people of rural Zimbabwe - an experience which gives you a greater understanding of how the local community lives.
Monde Village near Victoria Falls
A visit to a local Zimbabwean village is an eye-opening experience and interactive tour, giving insight into the old ways of the Zimbabwean people, essentially taking you back in time. Most rural Zimbabwean folk are subsistence farmers, so they have little interaction with urban centres apart from if they want to sell surplus produce. Villagers interact more with each other than with the outside world.
The Start of the Cultural Village Tour
You are picked up from your hotel/lodge and initially driven about 20 km out of town to the rural village, some of it on tar but the rest on dirt road. It takes about 25 to 30 minutes to get there.
The home-made dish rack
In this quiet rural countryside is Monde Village, where you get to meet the local inhabitants, go through introductions and talk about their culture, customs, history and daily lives. You will be shown how their homestead is set up, the animals that they keep, what sort of equipment and utensils they use, the way their rooms are set up, the kind of food they eat, and so much more. Depending on the time of your tour, you may participate in preparing food and/or other chores.
The tour lasts about 2 to 2.5 hours (including travel time).
Under the shade where socialising happens
What you will need to bring
• Hat, sunscreen & sunglasses
What will you need to know
• This tour is great for families and is suitable for everyone.