3 Days Kivu Belt Adventure

Kigali, Rwanda
  • 1 Day
  • On Going
  • Min Age : 6+
Description

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Rwanda’s picturesque Kivu Belt and Nyungwe Forest, where you’ll discover the stunning landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and diverse wildlife of this captivating region. Over three days, you’ll explore the vibrant lakeside towns of Gisenyi, Kibuye, and Rusizi, before delving into the lush rainforests and scenic vistas of Nyungwe. From leisurely boat rides and cultural encounters to exhilarating forest hikes and wildlife encounters, this adventure promises an immersive experience in the heart of Rwanda’s natural beauty.

Departure Time

8:00 AM: Departure from Hotel

Price Includes

Transportation from Kigali to Gisenyi, Kibuye, Nyungwe, and back to Kigali.
Accommodation for two nights in Gisenyi and Kibuye.
Boat cruise on Lake Kivu in Gisenyi.

 

Guided tours and activities in Gisenyi, Kibuye, and Nyungwe Forest.
Park entrance fees and permits for Nyungwe Forest activities.
Price Excludes
Personal expenses and souvenirs.
Tips and gratuities for guides and staff.
Alcoholic beverages and other drinks not included with meals.
Optional activities or excursions not included in the itinerary.
What to Expect

Scenic drives through Rwanda’s picturesque countryside.

Cultural encounters in lakeside towns and local communities.

Boat cruises on Lake Kivu with stunning views of the surrounding landscapes.

Hiking adventures in Nyungwe Forest with opportunities to spot wildlife.

Relaxing evenings at lakeside accommodations and forest lodges.

 

 

Itinerary

Depart from Kigali and travel to Gisenyi, a charming lakeside town nestled on the shores of Lake Kivu. Enjoy the scenic drive through the rolling hills and lush landscapes of western Rwanda.

Upon arrival in Gisenyi, embark on a leisurely boat cruise on Lake Kivu, soaking in the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and sparkling waters. Explore the bustling waterfront and vibrant markets of Gisenyi, where you can shop for local crafts and souvenirs.

Check into your accommodation in Gisenyi and relax with a lakeside dinner, featuring fresh fish and Rwandan specialties. Spend the evening strolling along the lakeshore promenade or enjoying the sunset over Lake Kivu.

Depart from Gisenyi and journey to Kibuye, another picturesque lakeside town renowned for its stunning scenery and tranquil atmosphere. Stop along the way to admire the panoramic views of Lake Kivu and the surrounding hills.

Upon arrival in Kibuye, explore the town's charming streets and visit local landmarks such as the Catholic church and genocide memorial. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a lakeside restaurant, featuring fresh seafood and local cuisine.

Check into your accommodation in Kibuye and unwind with a sunset stroll along the lakeshore. Enjoy dinner at your hotel or venture into town to sample more Rwandan delicacies.

Depart from Kibuye and travel to Nyungwe Forest National Park, a sprawling rainforest teeming with biodiversity. Enjoy the scenic drive through the rolling hills and tea plantations of western Rwanda.

Upon arrival in Nyungwe, embark on a guided hike through the forest trails, immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of the jungle. Keep an eye out for rare primates such as chimpanzees and colobus monkeys, as well as colorful bird species.

Check into your accommodation near Nyungwe Forest and relax after a day of adventure. Enjoy dinner at your lodge and unwind amidst the tranquil surroundings of the forest.

Faq

While some hikes may be more challenging than others, there are options available for all fitness levels. Please inform your guide of any mobility concerns, and they will tailor the hike to suit your abilities.

We recommend packing comfortable clothing suitable for hiking and outdoor activities, sturdy walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, and a reusable water bottle. Don't forget your camera to capture the stunning scenery!

Wi-Fi and cell phone reception may be limited in remote areas, but most accommodations offer basic connectivity. It's best to check with your accommodation provider for specific details.

Yes, most accommodations and restaurants can accommodate special dietary requests with advance notice. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions when booking your tour.

The weather in the Kivu Belt and Nyungwe Forest can be variable, with warm temperatures during the day and cooler evenings. It's

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