Kayaking on Lake Kivu
Kayaking Trips from Gisenyi (Rubavu)
Explore Lake Kivu's scenic shores on a short excursion, to find tranquillity on the clean, warm water, meet the fisherfolk at sunset as they paddle out for night fishing. Go on a day trip where you'll stop for lunch on a small island or on an overnight adventure staying at remote campsites on uninhabited islands, guesthouses or lodges to discover authentic coffee experiences, markets and the most amazing scenery.
With a vibrant waterfront and relaxed atmosphere, Gisenyi in Rubavu District, is a popular resort town at the north of Lake Kivu. Driving time: 4 hours from Kigali.
Paradis Malahide, is a super, mid range hotel on the outskirts of Gisenyi, right next to the lake with one of the most authentic African restaurants in Rwanda. Please buy a meal or stay here if you are doing one of our trips.
Kayaking Trips from Kibuye (Karongi)
Go on a journey of discovery to Rwanda's Bay of Islands to find small but protected natural forests, hike to the summit of Munini (known as Napoleon's Island) to see a raucous colony of fruit bats and incredible views over the lake, continue to our remote camping site for an overnight adventure or continue on a three or four day journey to Gisenyi calling into see local markets, coffee experiences and meet Kivu's fisherfolk.
Most of the tourist hotels are on peninsulas in the lake making Kibuye in Karongi District, a beautiful spot half way along Lake Kivu. Driving time: 3 hours from Kigali.
Delta resort Hotel is a haven of tranquility set in a stunning location on the shores of Lake Kivu - and the best location to begin kayaking trips in Kibuye. Please buy a meal or stay here if you are doing one of our trips.
Kayaking trips are operated by Kingfisher Journeys using modern sea kayaks and are led by experienced and qualified leaders.
You can also include these experiences in our tours, or hire a car to build your own independent tour of Rwanda.