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Hike to lake kivu with ernest

Congo nil, rutsiro, Rwanda

  • Lake Kivu Rwanda - photo credit Rwanda Government
  • Fishermen Lake Kivu -photo credit Martijn Munneke
  • Lake Kivi - photo credit Martijn Munneke
  • Kivu Lake Kibuye - photo credit Lucianf
  • Fisherman Lake Kivu
  • Camp Lake Kivu
  • Bedroom guesthouse Kibuye

  • Lake Kivu Rwanda - photo credit Rwanda Government
  • Fishermen Lake Kivu -photo credit Martijn Munneke
  • Lake Kivi - photo credit Martijn Munneke
  • Kivu Lake Kibuye - photo credit Lucianf
  • Fisherman Lake Kivu
  • Camp Lake Kivu
  • Bedroom guesthouse Kibuye



The Activity

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Walk through the stunning countryside of Rwanda
  • Take a refreshing swim in Lake Kivu
  • Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch
  • Have a glimpse of every day life and meet local people
  • Duration: 2 days

DESCRIPTION

This hike will take you through stunning Rwandan landscape and let you meet the local people. We will start our walk 500 meters down via small paths up to Lake Kivu. The path goes through various small villages and beautiful rural Rwandan landscape. We will arrive at the lake after around 2 hours of hiking.

You can jump into the fresh, clear and calm water and enjoy a swim. We will prepare a delicious picnic for lunch on the spot and enjoy the stunning views.

When you feel like going back, we will start hiking back. This hike is very remote which will give you a glimpse of the Rwandan countryside.

Besides this you also have the opportunity to learn Rwandese cooking, help in mama Dunia’s Bakery or visiting our nursery school. These activities are free of charge.

You will sleep in our community run small guesthouse overlooking Lake Kivu. The rooms are equipped with a bed and a mosquito net, and a small bathroom with hot water. Food can be arranged against a small payment.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Hike
  • Free activities like Rwandese cooking, visiting the nursery school or learning to bake

Price excludes:

  • Food
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We are a local non-profit organisation that seeks to make a total integration of vulnerable groups in the Rutsiro district of Rwanda through community development. Our focus areas of work are capacity building, providing access to education for underprivileged children and medical assistance and support for children and adults with chronical diseases and disabilities. We have conducted many successful projects in the past and also ongoing ones, for example a pullover weaving initiative, setting up a community library, running a nursery school for children from 3-6 years, building a bakery run by our women's cooperative and our tourist guest house for Congo-Nile-Trail hiking. By visiting us and experiencing the local life, you contribute to the sustainability of our organisation. The organisation is owned and run by local people.


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It was amazing! The booking would have been for an overnight stay, unfortunately I had to leave on the same day because of an appointment in Kigali, I forgot about. But Ernest is a really cool guy, has a huge knowledge and his engagement for the community is amazing. His live is really impressing! Can definitely recommend joining him!

30 Jun 2019

The hike was very exciting and it was such a special experience. It gives you the chance to see the different villages and meet local people on the way to the lake. The landscapes are spectacular and very beautiful. The guide Ernest is very nice and it was interesting to hear about the community and their projects from him. I would recommend this activity to everyone!

15 Mar 2018

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