Lake Kivu Coffee Tour
Rwanda produces some of the best quality teas and finest coffees in the world. Rwanda’s tea is renowned all over the globe, making it the country’s number one export. And its coffee is winning international competitions as well and sought after by companies like Starbucks. The country is perfectly fertile to grow both tea and coffee, especially along the Congo-Nile crest in the country’s west, because of the high altitude, the rich volcanic soil, sunny days, and equatorial fog. There are several tea & coffee route experiences in the North and Western provinces. These tours explore the growing and production processes at major plantations, from picking, washing, selection, and drying the leaves up to drinking your own tea and coffee. These tours are community-based projects, so 100% of the profit from these tours goes towards the local population.
How to get to Nyamirundi Island Lake Kivu Rwanda
Nyamirundi Island can be accessed by boat from Gisenyi to Nyamirundi Island this will expose you to the lakes’ great Flora and fauna, while at the island ensure that you visit the Rwandan cooperative plantation called Ingoboka.
Best time to visit Lake Kivu Rwanda
Lake Kivu is a year-round destination, however, the best time to visit is during the long dry season from June to September and the short dry season from mid-December to mid-February. During these months the weather is perfect for sunbathing on the sandy beaches, swimming in the lake, or enjoying water-based activities including kayaking and boat excursions. The dry months also offer ideal conditions for hiking and mountain biking in the lush hills.
Where to stay while visiting Lake Kivu Rwanda
- Lake Kivu Serena hotel
Lake Kivu Serena Hotel celebrates the shores of this African Great Lake as a destination of astonishing beauty, where pristine beaches and the sparkling waters of Africa’s sixth largest lake come together in breath-taking fashion. Your arrival is greeted by a bright, open-plan lobby giving way to a private stretch of beach reserved exclusively for hotel guests. We welcome you to experience unparalleled warmth, hospitality, and relaxation at our tropically inspired hotel in Gisenyi, Rwanda.
- Cormoran Lodge
A new Lodge on the shores of Lake Kivu with a beautiful lake of turquoise blue, among the most prestigious of Africa.
This Lodge has five cabins and a restaurant built entirely of wood.
You will enjoy a breath-taking view of the lake and the surrounding islands from any of our 7 rooms.
From the VIP cabin, you can see the fiery crater of the Nyiragongo volcano in Congo.
- Emeraude Kivu Resort Hotel
The hotel is located along Lake Kivu, in Cyangugu District of Rusizi, there where the earth has a “rendezvous” with the sky, where the reflection of the sun on the water is different every day, where the only disorder of the water is created by fishermen who Rowe using their arms.
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