The easiest and most convenient way to visit the Kivu Belt is through a local tour operator. There are many operators in Rwanda who can organize various tours and packages along in the Kivu Belt. Packages range from Chimpanzee tracking in one of the national parks, bird watching or a complete multi day package visiting several locations and activites
Ames Tours is based in Rubavu (Gisenyi) Ames Tours specialize in boat and kayaking tours, but I will help to organize various hiking and biking packages in the Kivu Belt. Ames Tours also have several boats and organize various boat trips around Karongi and Rubavu. Asa a local company, they have some of the most experienced guides who know the Kivu Belt Region like the back of their hand. You can also book various shorter hiking, biking and boating excursions in Karongi and Rubavu if you wish.
This tour operator has their office near the public beach in Rubavu and offer numerous tours around Rubavu as well as multi-day tours on the Congo Nile Trail by foot or by bike. The local owner has an extensive network and knowledge of the Kivu Belt Region and also offer cross border tours into Congo to Mt. Nyiragongo and Goma.
Kingfisher journeys are operated from Rubavu and specialize in canoeing and kayaking. They have great guides and professional equipment. Kingfisher journeys can organize multi-day canoeing or kayaking tours on Lake Kivu. Kayaking Lake Kivu is a very comfortable way to experience the Kivu Belt and Lake Kivu and involves some islands and experience which cannot be reached on foot.
Lava bike tours is one of the most renowned tour companies when it comes to biking in Rwanda. All guides of Lava Tours are professional biking enthusiasts. They have high quality bikes and all other equipment needed to bike the Congo Nile Trail or other parts of the Kivu Belt.
Go Gisenyi Tours are based in Rubavu (Gisenyi) and is run by a couple of local enthusiasts with extensive knowledge of The Kivu Belt and the Congo Nile Trail. Go Gisenyi Tours offers various premade and custom tours around the Kivu Belt, including multi-day hiking and biking tours on the Congo Nile Trail. All tours are guided by the owners of the company who also have extensive local knowledge and connections.
This company is specialized in helping visitors to experience genuine outdoor experiences in Rwanda of the beaten path. They specialize in hiking, biking and camping in various locations around Rwanda, including the Kivu Belt. Ask4Adventure also rent out bikes, camping equipment and organize transfers.
A Kigali based tour operator who offer a mixture of city tours and other multiday tours. They can organize complete multi day packages in the Kivu Belt starting and ending in Kigali.
This operator is based in Musanze and specializes in genuine experiences involving local communities off the beaten track in Rwanda. They offer many different tours in the Kivu Belt as well as multi day hiking tours.
This company organizes various tours from Kigali to the Kivu Belt and the Congo Nile Trail at affordable prices.
Rwanda Eco Company offer complete guided hiking packages in the Kivu Belt including the Congo Nile Trail with a guide, full board and accommodation. Activities range from Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest to boat rides on Lake Kivu.
Ikaze Rwanda Tours are based in Kigali and specialize in outdoor activities around Rwanda. They offer various packages in the Kivu Belt including boat tours and chimpanzee trekking. They offer various multiday hiking and biking tours on the Congo Nile Trail which are fully serviced including transfer to and from Kigali, guide, accommodation and full board.
This Kigali-based tour operator can help you organize a multi-day biking tour of the Congo Nile Trail with a guide, as well as other packages of the Kivu Belt.
Rwandan adventures have several multi-day packages in the Kivu Belt including hiking and biking the Congo Nile Trail. The packages are customizable but generally include transfer to and from Kigali, a guide, accommodation and activities.