2 days Bike & Boat Trip on The Congo Nile Trail
Day 0: Greetings and Briefing of the Trip
You will be met and greeted by your trip guide and he/she will brief all about the trip and overnight stay in Rubavu and relax at your Hotel/Place
Day1: Rubavu - Kinunu
After breakfast, at 7am ride a bike for 45Km via Nkora market for Lunch and a visit of the market around Lake Kivu in rural village and experience directly day’s adventures with local on the trail
Choose at least one of the two options
1. Night Fishing Experience
This fishing activity offers “Isambaza night fishing” and guided boat trips in Lake Kivu by fishermen who sustain their lives by fishing. Isambazas are tiny fishes, caught using a widespread net and three large boats connected to each other. The panoramic lights that reflect on Lake Kivu from neighboring city in Republic Democratic of Congo makes the night fishing activity an amazing experience! You can also choose to visit different islands on Lake Kivu and get to know about the history and culture of the community.
Bee-keeping as part of the community based tourism experience. Your experience starts from one of the bee-keepers’ home, where you will learn how to make different types of traditional beehives from wood, cow dung and other materials, take local beehives to the apiary, and also collect fresh (warm) honey, which you can taste. To ensure your safety and security, and to boost your experience while collecting fresh honey, the association will provide protective clothes such as a bee-keepers’ veil and gloves. However, you are requested to bring/wear long trousers shirts with long sleeves or jackets.
Day 2: Kinunu – Rubavu or Kibuye
Traditional coffee experience
The cooperative offers an amazing agro-tourism package based on two locally grown crops, coffee and banana. You will have the opportunity to learn hands on about coffee growing processes from the farmers and engage in activities such as mulching, pruning, harvesting coffee beans to sorting, peeling and roasting, amongst others. Join us for this marvelous journey through our estate and the homes of our members. Additionally, the spectacular view of the Lake Kivu will make your tour more memorable.
After breakfast, with an option of coffee tour from crops to cup, and later take motorboat to visit islands to look for monkeys and hike Napoleon Island for bats, see swimming cows and arrival at Kibuye around 12pm.
Return back to Rubavu by motorboat after your breakfast and coffee tour via Nyamyumba hot spring.
- Biking the Congo Nile Trail
- Interact with locals
- Magical Night fishing
- Scenic views in a boat
- Hike Napoleon bats and Monkeys (Kibuye direction)
- One night’s accommodation
- Water and Meals
- Fees of experiences
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Transport to arrive in Rubavu
- Alcoholic drinks/spirits
- Personal Insurance
- International flight
- Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fee, tips, etc)
- International flights (From/to home)
10 days before the date of the trip