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Information from the Kivu Belt Destination Management Unit
Community Based Tourism
Community based tourism has been highlighted as one of the main strategies to diversify the tourism offerings in Rwanda. Community-based tourism is a form of tourism based on the involvement and participation of the local population in the destination. Development of a local touristic experience does not always need a multimillion-dollar investment. A visit to a local coffee plantation, a locally cooked meal or a ride with locals in a dugout canoe are often all it takes to create a memorable experience and for visitors to open their wallet. Money spent goes straight to the local economy without other actors in a different part of the world taking a cut.