1 Day Lake Kivu Kayaking Excursion: Kayak in Rwanda

Have you ever wanted to kayak in Rwanda? Join us for an incredible 1 day excursion kayaking on Lake Kivu.

3 hours
$75 to 75
Africa, Rwanda

Join us on a 1 day kayaking excursion on Lake Kivu. Experience the tranquillity of Africa with this kayak adventure in Rwanda.

Lake Kivu is the largest lake in Africa that does not have a single hippo or crocodile and is therefore the best and safest place in the entire continent for watersports.

After meeting your guide, you will receive a short briefing on the lakeshore before you set
out onto the water. The journey on the water is flexible, so will vary depending on the
weather, timing and client wishes.

Public groups must, however, stay together. Short excursions stay within a local, sheltered bay, whilst day trips explore further south where there are interesting fishing communities and a small uninhabited island on which you may stop for lunch.

Price Includes

  • Experienced British Canoeing qualified and expertly trained activity leaders
  • Modern canoes and all equipment
  • Transport from the meeting point to the start and pick up at the end (for full price clients). Pickup from other locations or your hotel is available for an additional fee
  • Water for you to refill your own water bottle.

Price Excludes

  1. Transfers
  2. meals
  3. tips

What to expect


Explore off the beaten track to experience one of Africa’s Great Lakes with stunning
views of Rwanda’s green hills contrasted against the blue water.
Spot aquatic and shore birds and keep a look out for Congo clawless otters.
Go for a swim in the deep blue, warm water.
Visit interesting locations to learn about lakeshore life.
Learn about rural African life as you quietly pass by.
On clear days see the active Nyiragongo Volcano with steam rising from its crater.

Location: Gisenyi (Rubavu) at the north of Lake Kivu about 3.5 - 4 hours from Kigali

Meeting point in Gisenyi:

Paradis Malahide, in Rubona, Gisenyi.
Here you can buy lunch or a meal or stay overnight so you are in the right place at
the start of your trip!
Car park available.

What to bring:

Bring a hat, sunscreen and wear light clothes - such as shorts and a T-shirt that can get wet.
A raincoat in the wet season and a towel and some dry clothes to change into at the end, just in case, are also a good idea.
Most people go barefoot in the kayaks, but footwear is useful for when you get out.
Sandals work well and flip-flops are ok.
Refillable water bottle. We provide free water, but do not use plastic water bottles.


1 Day Lake Kivu Kayaking Excursion: Kayak in Rwanda: From $75 to $75 for 3 hours

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