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Lake Kivu: A picturesque lake offering various water activities.

Discover the beautiful feature of the Rwandan natural endowment, the Lake Kivu which is shared between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Being one of the African Great Lakes covering an area of 2,370 square kilometers, and shared between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, Lake Kivu is very famous due to its calm waters and beautiful sceneries. Get to exercise as you engage in water exercises such as kayaking, and paddle boarding among other water sports within the clear waters of the sea/lake. Sailing is yet another activity one could opt for; the gorgeous islands and beautiful shores will leave any adventurer in awe – the wonderful opportunity to rent a boat and enjoy the helm or just stay on the beach and admire the enchanting view. As a natural wonder, the spectacle of the Kivu Lake and its surrounding scenery is a perfect destination for a tranquillity and adventure holiday for tourists.


This itinerary provides a perfect blend of relaxation, adventure, and cultural exploration, making your visit to Lake Kivu a memorable experience.

Day 1: Arrival and Scenic Exploration

Arrive in Kigali and transfer to Lake Kivu, approximately a 3-hour drive through scenic Rwandan countryside. Check in at your lakeside hotel or resort and enjoy lunch with stunning views of the lake. In the afternoon, take a leisurely boat ride to explore the lake’s tranquil waters, visit nearby islands, and spot local birdlife. Return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2: Beach Relaxation and Coffee Tour

After breakfast, spend the morning relaxing on the beautiful sandy beaches of Lake Kivu. Swim in the clear, warm waters or engage in water activities like kayaking or paddleboarding. Post-lunch, embark on a coffee tour in the surrounding hills. Learn about the coffee production process from bean to cup, and sample some of the region’s finest brews. Return to the hotel for dinner and enjoy a peaceful evening by the lake.

Day 3: Cultural Experience and Departure

Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel, followed by a visit to a local fishing village. Engage with the community, learn about traditional fishing methods, and experience local Rwandan culture. Afterward, enjoy a leisurely lunch before checking out from your hotel. Transfer back to Kigali or proceed to your next destination, enriched by the serene and culturally immersive experience at Lake Kivu.

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Important Information

Packing Tips:

  • Light, casual clothing and swimwear.
  • Comfortable shoes for walking and exploring.
  • Sun protection: hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses.
  • Camera for capturing scenic views and moments.

Additional Notes:

  • Ensure you have enough water and snacks for excursions.
  • Respect local customs and engage with the community respectfully.
  • Consider hiring a local guide for an enriched experience.

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