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One day Kivu Lake and Gisenyi Adventure




Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size





You will pass along the Southern province to reach the central part of the Western province, you will enjoy the wonderful views and landscapes of the Country of a Thousand Hills. Enjoy waterside lunch before heading north to Gisenyi town. Explore Gisenyi by driving through and head back to Kigali via the Northern province’s Musanze town.


  • Important information
  • What to wear:
  • Shoes: Comfortable, covered walking shoes
  • A hat and a sweater or jacket (comfortable clothing will help you to enjoy the experience)
  • ​Not wheelchair accessible
  • ​No departures on last Saturdays of a month.


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Itinerary Detailed 

After having your breakfast, the driver guide from Excellent African Safaris will pick you up from your hotel /Residence  and leave Kigali to Kibuye ,the drive takes  3.5 hours approx . On your arrival at Kibuye   a boat will take you for a water trip to Napoleon island, Monkey and Peace islands in Kivu lake. While in the water of lake Kivu , 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. On your return back from the boat trip, enjoy a waterside lunch before heading north to Gisenyi town. After enjoying your Lunch, your driver guide will drive you to Gisenyi  where you'll enjoy Gisenyi city tour and relaxing. After your Gisenyi city tour, Your driver guide will drive you back to Kigali ,
a stop-over will be made at Migano Cafe in Musanze for leg stretching and a cup of coffee (or another drink). On your arrival in Kigali city, the driver will drop you off at your hotel/ residence.

​Enjoy this amazing one day Lake Kivu and Gisenyi Adventure with us for unforgettable experience!


  • • Boat trip fees to Napoleon and other islands in lake Kivu
  • • Bottled water and lunch
  • • A cup of coffee, tea (or another local drink)
  • • Relevant Government Taxes
  • • Gisenyi city tour
  • • Full-time English speaking Driver/Guide
  • • Ground Transportation by a 4×4 vehicle
  • • Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the tour ends.
  • • Airfares
  • • Visa Fees
  • • Personal Insurance
  • • Expenses of personal nature such as; Alcoholic drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.

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