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One day Kivu Lake Adventure



1 day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size





As you pass along the Southern province to reach the central part of the Western province, you will enjoy the revitalising views and landscapes of the Country of a Thousand Hills. Enjoy waterside lunch before heading back to Kigali via the Northern province’s Musanze town.

  • What to wear:

Shoes: Comfortable, covered walking shoes

A hat for sun and other weather protection

A sweater or jacket (comfortable clothing  helping to enjoy the experience)

A rain coat in case it may rain

  • Last saturdays of a month: Umuganda community work nationwide. Expect some stops along the way.

  • Not wheelchair accessible

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Detailed tour

06h30: Pick-up and leave Kigali by a Countryside Tours guide to drive 4 hours approx.

10h30-13h00: Reaching Kibuye, a boat will take you for a water trip to Napoleon island, Monkey and Peace islands in Kivu lake. While in the waters of Kivu lake, you will disembark the boat at Napoleon island and have a hike of the island to appreciate its beautiful views during the hike and at the summit.

13h00-15h00: Back from the boat trip, enjoy a waterside lunch before heading back to Kigali.

Head back to Kigali via Kibuye-Gisenyi road

Along the way in Musanze: Stop-over at Migano Cafe for leg stretching, using the washrooms before proceeding to Kigali.

Arrival in Kigali city late in the evening.


  • Complimentary WiFi onboard the vehicle
  • Shared transport
  • Driver-guide
  • Pick-up and Drop-off in Kigali city
  • Boat trip admission to Napoleon and other islands in Kivu lake
  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Meals-Lunch (budget estimated USD 15 per person on a one-course basis)
  • Anything not explicitly mentioned

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