Riuki Cutural Centre
Riuki means hearth, the centre of a Kikuyu homestead. Riuki Cultural Centre is a traditional Kikuyu viliage that aims to provide awareness of the practices of the Kikuyu people. in an interactive and inspiring way, the centre provides information on traditional lifestyle, architecture, food, drink, culture and dance. Accommodation is in traditional Kikuyu clay huts, with open ﬁres. Food served includes Kikuyu dishes such as grilled goat, rukuri, marinated steak, sweet potato mash, sukuma wiki, trio, salads, fruits and traditional wine.
A typical day at the cultural centre starts with a guided tour of the village. Visitors are introduced to the layout of the homestead, and invited into the huts. Artifacts, weapons and crafts are displayed.
The remainder of the day can be spent on the activities, lectures and performances that interest the guests. Traditional plays are performed, based on Kikuyu ceremonies, themes, myths and rituals, as well as modern African life and modern literature. Authentic Kikuyu songs and dances are performed, and visitors are welcome to join in. Lectures on Kikuyu poetry, folklore, riddles, proverbs and tongue twisters are also on offer.
Dr Kinuthia Njoroge established the centre in 1988 as a focal point for research and cultural preservation.
Riuki Cultural Centre – Facilities
- Children welcome
- Children’s activities
- Visit to local villages
- Full board
- Seated all together,safari style
- Credit cards
- Community development projects
Postal Address: P.O. Box 42458 -00100, Nairobi
Mobile: +254 722 9444441