Lake Kivu Holidays – Things to do & see along Lake Kivu in Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.
It’s very magnificent to introduce to you this wonderful Rwanda’s lake, Lake Kivu which is regarded as a magical destination in Rwanda in particular and Democratic Republic of Congo in general. Lake Kivu is where you can have different safari holidays after the remarkable experiences in both countries which include the gorilla trekking safaris, golden monkey tracking tours, nature walks, cultural tours, agro-tourism and mount hikes in the Virunga Massifs, Lake Kivu Holidays and tours.
The famous Lake Kivu
Lake Kivu is known as one of the African Great Lakes loved by very many travelers who make it to Rwanda, and a safari to Rwanda especially in the northern part is considered incomplete with-out a tour to lake Kivu, so the lake is regarded as a must visit place to visit while in Rwanda. It lies on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda. Also, Lake Kivu flows into the Ruzizi River, which flows southwards into Lake Tanganyika.
At mum and dad Uganda tours we do offer various Rwanda Congo tours and all these tours starts from Lake Kivu and most of our day trips conducted go to Virunga National Park.
Most popular discounted trips include:
- 02 Day Nyiragongo Hike
- 03 Day Congo Gorilla Kibumba
- 03 Day Le Petit Bukima
- 03 Day Le Petit Mikeno
All the above packages are offered all year around whether its high season or low season however, the prices varies depending on the season. You can decide to go alone or as a group and once you choose to book with us, we can help to arrange your tourist visa and once you arrive at the Grand Barierie you find your visa ready at the Virunga tourism office. We help to save you from all sorts of disappointments and you remain with one thing of enjoying on your safari.
For more information about how to book a trip in Rwanda or Congo, you can contact our travel consultant at email@example.com, he/ she will be in position to get back to you within a shortest period of time with a well detailed program. And also if you want to take a long trips in the Virunga National park your trip will be well arranged and have your dreams come true based on the number of travel companion.
Some of the tourist attractions & activities done in Gisenyi, Rubavu, Karongi and Kibuye in Rwanda.
Agro – tourism
Rwanda is among the few East African countries in producing local and world’s class teas and coffee from the previous units and factory. Many tourist to this country can’t leave minus visiting some of the grate sites for tea/coffee plantation. Rwanda having rich volcanic soil helps to contribute to a higher tea quality. Most of the Eco tourist visiting Rwanda enjoy experiencing agro-tourism where they visit the farmers and they get to experience coffee and tea processing from garden to cup. However much farmers speak local language we tend to accompany these trips with our local guides to simplify the communication between farmers and the visitors for better understating about what is taking place. As visitor, you will gather a lot of information from the locals.
While calming at the shoreline of Lake Kivu, you can take the kayaking one of its kind experience a wonderful way to submerge yourself in the scenery viewing of the rolling Rwanda’s and Democratic Republic of Congo landscapes, you will have a chance to enjoy a beautiful views of the lake and its surrounds. This experience can be arranged via the Kingfisher Journeys in Rwanda and then at the Democratic Republic of Congo side you can have this experience while staying at the Tchegera Tented Camp and staying here after your Gorilla Nyiragongo Adventure and always 2 nights are recommended to bring your body and minds together.
Congo Nile Trail
The trail follows the eastern shore of the spectacular Kivu Lake and offers more than just a great hiking experience. Many small trails connect the different villages and depending on your guide, you might take a different route.The main trail follows a dirt road that circles though the rolling hills. On this road, the trail is marked with directions.
This road allows doing the trail with a mountain bike as well. When hiking with a guide you will spent most of your time following smaller trails that cross trough fields, hills and Rivers.
Hiking from Kibuye to Gisenyi is 04 days. The hike is demanding, with large distances (one day of 30km) and quite some elevation.
Boat Cruise along Lake Kivu Holidays
Taking a boat cruise along Lake Kivu is so fun and adventurous, but it’s advisable you ride with a guide and wear a life-jacket if you can’t swim. The Lake’s maximum length is 89km, maximum width 48km, maximum depth 480m and has a water volume of 500km3.
This cruise takes you to the beautiful landing fishing villages and hot springs. Additionally, from $ 80 you can go with the local communities boat which is a responsible concept supporting locals. More so those staying at Paradise Guest House or Paradise Resort you can use the lodge boat which is also relative affordable. Then, for the luxury tourists from Lake Kivu Serena Hotel you can take a luxury boat cruise in one of the posh speed boats.
Visit Hot Springs
Lake Kivu lies in western border of Rwanda and Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its hot springs are one of them! From the local Rwandans you can get an unforgettable massage. Thereafter, you will give them a tip and they will be appreciative!
Accommodation around Lake Kivu
- Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
- Paradise Malahinde Guest House & Resort
- Gorilla Hotels, Gisenyi
- Stepp Hotel
- Inzu Lodge
- Discover Guest House
Nearby Tourist Places to Visit
- Goma City
- Virunga National Park a home to the endangered mountain gorillas in DR. Congo
- Volcanoes National Park gorilla trekking park in Rwanda
- Kibuye City
- Butare City
- Nyungwe Forest National Park a home to different species of primates coupled with the chimpanzees the closed relative to human.
Are you planning for a vacation in Rwanda and DRC after the gorilla trek or any other adventure? Lake Kivu Holidays and tours is the only place and beautiful place one should think of. Also, you can relax from here before you proceed to your next tourism destination in East Africa.