1 Days 0 Nights Lake Kivu Boat Trips & Experiences from USD 188


Experience a serene boat ride on Lake Kivu, primarily in Karongi and Rubavu, when you book this private experience. Enjoy hillside views and explore islands in Karongi or lakeshores in Rubavu. Enhance your experience with options like a coffee tour, the Congo night trail, a hot spring session with a massage, or night fishing (at an additional cost).



  • Start your day with a hearty breakfast at your hotel overlooking Lake Kivu, fueling up for a day of exploration.
  • Meet your local guide and head to the lakeshore to board your boat for the day's adventures.

Boat Tour to Napoleon Island:

  • Set off on a leisurely boat tour of Lake Kivu, soaking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
  • Cruise towards Napoleon Island, a small volcanic island in the middle of the lake.
  • Disembark on the island and take a guided walk to explore its unique flora and fauna, including a colony of fruit bats.
  • Climb to the top of the island for panoramic views of Lake Kivu and the surrounding hills.


  • Enjoy a picnic lunch on Napoleon Island, savoring delicious local cuisine prepared by your guide or brought from your hotel.
  • Take some time to relax on the island's shores, swim in the clear waters of Lake Kivu, or simply soak up the sun.


  • Return to your boat and continue your exploration of Lake Kivu, cruising along its picturesque shoreline.
  • Visit a local fishing village to learn about traditional fishing methods and interact with local fishermen and their families.
  • Take a refreshing dip in the lake or try your hand at fishing with the help of your guide (optional activity, fishing equipment provided).

Sunset Cruise:

  • As the day draws to a close, embark on a sunset cruise on Lake Kivu, admiring the golden hues of the setting sun reflecting off the water.
  • Sip on refreshing beverages and enjoy snacks as you relax on deck and take in the tranquility of the lake.
  • Keep an eye out for birds and other wildlife that inhabit the lake's shores, with your guide providing insights into the local ecosystem.


  • Return to shore as the sun dips below the horizon, concluding your day of boat trips and experiences on Lake Kivu.
  • Head back to your hotel or enjoy dinner at a lakeside restaurant, where you can sample fresh fish caught from Lake Kivu and other Rwandan delicacies.
  • Reflect on the day's adventures and the natural beauty of Lake Kivu, knowing that you've experienced the best that this stunning destination has to offer.


  • 1. All Fees and Taxes
  • 2. Snacks
  • 3. Life Jackets
  • 4. WiFi on board
  • 5. Entry/Admission - Nyamyumba Hot Springs

  • Exclusions

  • 1. Anything else not mentioned above

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