What to do in the area

Local Excursions

CONGO NIL TRAIL

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The trail begins on the showers of Lake Kivu along the western edge of Rwanda across from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and extends south for 227 kms from Rubavu to Rusizi via the Karongi and Nyamasheke Districts. Along the way, the Congo Nile Trail includes eight base camps, two main paths and four secondary trails. The trail also offers stunning scenery; Coffee and tea experiences, and visits to towns and villages along the lake. It is a 10 day hiking experience; can be completed by bicycle in 5 days and by 4×4 car in 3 days.
For more information you can contact :
Rwandan Adventures : www.rwandan-adventures.com/
Green Hills Eco-Tours : www.greenhillsecotours.com/

KAYAKING ON KIVU LAKE

Go on a short excursion a day trip or overnight journey kayaking on
Lake Kivu.  Paddling along the lush northern coastline between Gisenyi and Kibuye, we dip into inlets and cross bays to soak up the spectacular scenery, peace and tranquillity. Classic Lake Kivu fishing boats ply the waters at sunset, their crews singing rhythmically as a traditional way of life flourishes along the verdant shore. Numerous birds dart in and out of bushes and the active Nyiragongo Volcano can be seen rising above the surrounding hills. Near to Gisenyi, we visit coffee islands where you can watch (and experience) the entire coffee making process – from bush to cup. And in Lake Kivu Bay of Islands, near to Kibuye, we explore many uninhabited
islands and watch roosting bats, vervet monkeys and keep a look out for Congo clawless otters.
+250 (0) 783811918 www.kingfisherjourneys.com/

STAND UP PADDLEBOARDS

Come with your children, come with your family, come with your friends!
Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP) are an easy, fun, a gentle exercise and offer just a
little adventure that everyone can enjoy on the water at Gisenyi.
*** Children welcome. Minimum age is 4 years! ***
+250 (0) 783811918 www.kingfisherjourneys.com/

Boat trip on Kivu Lake  (Pirogue: Boat without engine)

You can rent a boat without engine for one hour, with or without captain. You can be one to three people in the boat. You can paddle or the captain will paddle for you. (Includes life jackets) For more information and booking ask INZU Lodge reception

Boat trip on Kivu Lake  (Boat with engine)

You can rent a boat with engine for one hour. You can be one to twelve people in the boat. The captain will bring you to see the Nyamyumba hot springs. (Includes life jackets) For more information and booking ask INZU Lodge reception

Rubona Hill Hiking Tour/ Rubona Hill Night Hiking Tour

You can go up the mount Rubona and have a magnificent view on the cities of Gisenyi and Goma. Also, if the weather report allows it you can see the Nyiragongo volcano. For more information and booking ask INZU Lodge reception

Clients inzulodge_2Have dinner in a Rwandan family

Preparation of the food with the family. Tasting of the meal with the Rwandan family. Includes local beer. For more information and booking ask INZU Lodge reception

Rwandan traditional dance at Vision Jeunesse Nouvelle

Rwandan traditional dance at Vision Jeunesse Nouvelle. Every last Saturday of the month, 2 pm to 6 pm.

Visit of the Bralirwa Brewery

You can contact the brewery to have more information : www.bralirwa.com

Visit at the Coltan extraction COOP at Busoro

Coltan, short for Columbite-tantalite is a metallic ore comprising Niobium and Tantalum, found mainly in the eastern regions of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. When refined, coltan becomes a heat resistant powder, metallic tantalum which has unique properties for storing electrical charge. You can call Celestin +250 783 395 000

P1110944IMBABAZI Orphanage

Come to Imbabazi to learn about the life of Rosamond (Roz) Halsey Carr in Rwanda. Stroll through her beautiful gardens with flowers and trees from Africa and beyond, and visit her historic plantation house, all set against the backdrop of the Karisimbi, Mikeno and Nyiragongo volcanoes. Contact : +250 784 327 058, imbabazi@imbabazi.org or visit www.imbabazi.org

 

COOPAC

COOPAC was founded in April 2001 with 110 coffee farmers. Currently they work with over 8,000 coffee producers with a current annual export capacity of over 150 containers.
Washing Station entrance : $20/person
Coopac Headquater (drymill and laboratory) : $40/Person
The whole tour (Washing Station,Drymill and laboratory) : $60/person
Guide: $20 (1-8 person)
Guide for more than 8 person : $40
http://www.coopac.com
+250 788 322 223
Clarisse Nzungize Ilibagiza
+250 (0)78 880 60 96

DANCING POT

Visit of Rugerero pottery cooperative and traditional dancing. Contact Green Hills Eco Tours 0788219495

 

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