After crossing Lake Kivu, and ending up in the southwestern corner of Rwanda, we visited a Batwa village.
The Batwas, also known as Pygmies, have been indigenous to the Great Lakes region of Eastern Africa for hundreds of years. They are a minority group in Rwanda, often impoverished, and known for the clay pots they produce.
All of the villagers were welcoming, and curious about our presence. The children were more than happy to pose for our cameras.
To learn more about their current situation, read The Batwa: Rwanda’s Forgotten Minority.