Nyanza is a beautifully crafted thatched dwelling and a shaped like beehive palace in the Republic of Rwanda.
History of the palace
Lately, Nyanza was known as the heart of Rwanda and according to the oral traditions, it was the battle ground and a place of power struggles.
For a long period of time, the monarchy was mobile, moving the court to different destinations and when Nyanza appeared, it was definitely the best alternative. A number of inhabitants came in and built several amazing huts in the same methods.
At the back of the Palace, there’s a few long-horned Inyambo and elegant cattle whose keepers sing for them with an intention of keeping the lively and unique Rwanda tradition. They are believed to have derived from the wider Ankole breed and were usually used during the ceremonies in honour of the king. These cows were decorated with rich jewellery, and were taught to listen to a trainer’s as they follow his movements in a parade form.
In 1962 when Rwanda gained her independence from colonial rule, Nyanza officially became a monarchy. Some of the occasions including breeding and grooming of Inyambo still moved on up to date under the Rwanda Agriculture Board. At the palace, there’s a nearby museum in Huye houses which makes an amazing ethnographic collection and a good combination with the palace on the African continent.