One day Kivu Lake and Gisenyi Adventure



Per person

Enjoy One day Kivu Lake and Gisenyi Adventure With Us

As you pass along the Southern province to reach the central part of the Western province, you will enjoy the revitalising views and landscapes of the Country of a Thousand Hills. Enjoy waterside lunch before heading north to Gisenyi town. Explore Gisenyi by driving through and head back to Kigali via the Northern province’s Musanze town.


  • 06h30: Pick-up and leave Kigali by a Countryside Tours guide to drive 3.5 hours approx.

  • 10h00-12h30: Reaching Kibuye, a boat will take you for a water trip to Napoleon island, Monkey and Peace islands in Kivu lake. While in the waters of Kivu lake, you will disembark the boat at Napoleon island and have a hike of the island to appreciate its beautiful views during the hike and at the summit.

  • 12h30-14h30: Back from the boat trip, enjoy a waterside lunch before heading north to Gisenyi town.

Head back to Kigali via Kibuye-Gisenyi road

  • 14h30-16h30: Drive and reach Gisenyi town 16h00 approx and briefly drive around in Gisenyi town before leaving

  • 17h30-20h30: Drive back to Kigali city

  • Along the way in Musanze: Stop-over at Migano Cafe for leg stretching and a cup of coffee (or another drink). 

Arrival in Kigali city around 20h30.

With Us, You Explore Better! 

Group bookings of 5-8: $120 per person require booking and confirmation in advance to

Duration: One day

Group size: 1-4 persons


Take an early breakfast to leave Kigali by 06h30 and drive for estimated 3.5 hours to enjoy the beautiful boat trip to Napoleon and other islands in Kivu lake.



  • Complimentary WiFi onboard the vehicle

  • Aircon vehicle, Driver-guide, Pick-up and Drop-off in Kigali city

  • Boat trip fees to Napoleon and other islands in Kivu lake

  • Driving around in Gisenyi

  • Bottled water and lunch

  • A cup of coffee, tea (or another local drink)

Not included

  • Alcoholic drinks

  • Anything not explicitly mentioned

  • What to wear:

Shoes: Comfortable, covered walking shoes

A hat and a sweater or jacket (comfortable clothing will help you to enjoy the experience)

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • No departures on last saturdays of a month.