3 days Lake Kivu visit

3 days Lake Kivu visit : Take on a 3 days Lake Kivu visit. This is an ideal safari for the guests looking to relax and enjoy the west side of Rwanda. This package can be topped up on any safari in Rwanda. Lake Kivu is a shared lake by the Rwanda and the Democratic republic of Congo and Kibuye is one of the tourist towns that are located on the shores of this long lake.

Trip highlights

  • Day 1: Drive from Kigali and transfer to Kibuye – Lake Kivu
  • Day 2: Explore the Kibuye region
  • Day 3: Transfer back to Kigali

Trip description

Day 1: Drive from Kigali to Nyungwe forest national park

Right after receiving your test results back and you are ready to start your Rwanda safari, your driver guide will be waiting to pick you up from your hotel in Kigali and provide a simple briefing. After the briefing, you will gather your belongings and head out to the south of Rwanda.

You will have your first stopover at the Kigali Genocide memorial grounds for an insight on the 1994 Rwanda genocide and after connect to the Kimironko market. You will drive further to Kibuye. This is a 4 to 5 hour road transfer until you can check into your hotel in Kibuye. You will be welcomed and showed to your rooms for the night. Lunch will be served and you will later head out to the Lake Kivu. You may take on a boat trip on the Lake Kivu to enjoy the cool breeze or opt to relax at the shores reading a book or soaking your feet. You will connect back to your hotel for dinner and a night in Kibuye.

Hotel options in Kibuye

  • Emeruade Kivu resort for budget
  • Comoran lodge for midrange and luxury

Day 2: Explore the Kibuye area

This will be a leisurely day where you will get to enjoy the Lake Kivu. Breakfast will be served at your hotel and you will head out to the Kibuye area. You may visit the hot springs in the area or even go be a part of the local projects of the community members of Kibuye.

3 days Lake Kivu visit
Lake Kivu

You may also opt to enjoy the sandy beach and enjoy the fresh air of the region. There are few tea plantations which you may visit if you are interested in participating in the tea harvesting process. You will connect back to your hotel before it gets dark and spend another night in Kibuye.

Day 3: Transfer back to Kigali

This is the last day of your safari. You will wake up ready to end your trip. Have breakfast at your hotel and check out of your hotel headed for Kigali. You may take on some time to pass by the Lake Kivu for another moment in case you have time and didn’t do this on the first day on your Rwanda Safari. You may alternatively pass by a tea plantation for the experience of seed to cup processing of tea.

Connect further to Kigali for drop off at your hotel or at the Kigali International airport for your flight back home as you will advise your driver guide.

Trip quote to include

  • Full time fueled safari vehicle
  • English/ French speaking driver guide
  • Accommodation as described in the itinerary
  • Meals as described in the itinerary
  • Activity permits
  • Park entrance fees
  • Bottled water throughout the trip

Trip quote to exclude:

  • PCR tests
  • Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Items of personal nature like laundry, airtime, insurance, tips and porter fees



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