Destination Kivu Belt

Lake Kivu 4 day boat tour

Activity Description

This is a very relaxing and age friendly 3 days tour by boat from Rubavu to Kirambo. We will travel with a traditional 8-persons boat where we go all along the Kivu Lake enjoying an inland of a beautiful view including magnificent views of a mixture of mountaineering landscapes, rolling hills, valleys, coffee and banana plantations, etc. We also have access to several eye-catching islands located and separated at small distances all along the Kivu Lake. The 4th day, we will return by car or bus to Rubavu. Travel time to Rubavu is around 4 hours. We will visit the different places and have sightseeing for interesting sites. Safety is guaranteed and a professional guide is permanently available and will tell stories on Lake Kivu and its flora and fauna, Islands, lake activities from Rubavu to Kirambo .Life-vests for everybody will be available as well. Between meals snacks including Rwanda coffee and tea (with an availability of traditionally prepared ones) will be available.

Tour plan summary

Day 1:

  • Briefing and Departure from Rubavu – Kinunu
  • Dinner + overnight stay in a beach hotel

Day 2: 

  • Kinunu – Karongi
  • Dinner + overnight stay in a guesthouse

Day 3

  • Karongi – Kirambo
  • Dinner + overnight+

Day 4

  • Return by car or bus directly from Kumbya (Kirambo) to Rubavu. Duration: 5 hours
  • Lunch + Bus.

Tour package inclusion:

  • Attractions fees
  • Meals fees
  • Transport fees (Boat and return car)
  • Accommodations fees
  • Tour Guide or escort fees
  • Taxes

N.B. Lunches will be packed lunches on board, dinners at the indicated places.

Tour package exclusion

  • Personal expenditures and extra’s on the set menus and all drinks.

Add Ons

After each tour visitors can spend some relaxing time for 1 or more days in a hotel in Rubavu. For this we can arrange that for the following prices (These stays are not included in the Package Deals).

  • Stay in a budget Guesthouse/Hotel : RWF 45,000.- per room B&B
  • Stay in a 2 star Hotel: RWF 60,000.- per room B&B
  • Stay is a 3 star Hotel: RWF 75,000.- Per room B&B

Prices available until further notice.

About the Organizer

Kivu Belt Village Tours Ltd is a community-based enterprise founded by the native and tourism experts of the Kivu Belt Destination. The enterprise mainly offers historical, traditional and nature tourism activities. Its products and services include agricultural and cattle keeping experiences, cultural experiences, hiking, biking and boating experiences, camping, fishing, bird watching, home stay experience, etc. in the Kivu Belt Destination.

To be different from others, Kivu belt Village tours, ensures that its tours and experiences are:

  • 100% safety guaranteed;
  • Offered with Reliable and safe transportation by e.g. bus, 4×4, bicycles, boats, canoes, etc.
  • Provided with respect of the Rwandan cultural values
  • Offered with Good knowledge of the environmental issues, what will be our footprint.
  • In different package deals including special activities for the different target groups available such as age categories and other special groups (all-in package deals).

Kivu Belt Village Tours share all profits with the Kivu Belt destination communities

Price 750,000 RWF including all meals, accommodation and transports


  • Experience Lake Kivu from a boat
  • Visit some of the islands 
  • Try some genuine local cuisine


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