Kayaking on Lake Kivu, Rwanda’s largest water body is one of the many exciting adventure activities on offer in the country. Kayaking is a water sport activity that is exciting to participate in. Kayaking is just one of the outdoor adventures outside of the Rwanda National Parks that helps adventurers to relax, and try out something different – find an addition to their Rwanda discovery.
Visitors can kayak on Lake Kivu and experience the breathtaking landscapes that surround its clear, blue waters and coastlines – paddling leisurely and peacefully while taking in the cool breeze. Lake Kivu lacks crocodiles and hippos and thus making it safer for Kayaking in Rwanda. In addition, the kayaks are always well-made, stable, and easy to paddle, all of which will make your experience an unforgettable journey.
This magnificent Kayaking adventure on Lake Kivu in Gisenyi is one of the best ways to spend your day. Tourists typically go for such an adventure after Golden Monkey or Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park, which is an hour’s drive from Lake Kivu, or it can be more of a weekend getaway from your busy weekly schedule. It is also the most convenient for travelers with limited time who would still like to do an adventure in Rwanda. There are always short day trips (minimum one hour kayak), full day kayak trips, longer kayaking journeys out of Gisenyi, as well as overnight tours, available for kayaking on Lake Kivu on a daily basis. The best times of the day that are recommended for kayaking greatest experiences that provide the most scenic moments are in the early mornings and late afternoons.
Inlets and cross bays, fishermen mending their nets on the shoreline during the day, and the spectacle of sunset unique traditional fishing boats with fishermen singing rhythmically in unison as they ply the water departing into the night of fishing are just a few of the sights that tourists frequently paddle along the northern shoreline of the lake from Gisenyi. This is a moment that is certainly to last a lifetime.
Kayaking on Lake Kivu also gives you the chance to immerse yourself in open waters in the surroundings of fascinating and verdant hills, gorgeous and dramatic vistas, and the attractive volcanic mountains that are constantly in the background of the lake and will give you a new viewpoint around every corner. While paddling, you may observe a wide variety of plentiful bird species that dart in and out of the bushes along the shorelines and several tiny islands inside the lake. Get a chance to stretch out further and discover some of the coffee islands and farms.
If you’ve never kayaked, don’t worry—Kayaking on Lake Kivu is not for the expert, so no abilities or experience are necessary, though a little fitness is often desired. Of course, a knowledgeable guide will always accompany you and provide all the necessary directions and assistance.
After your kayaking trip, Lake Kivu boasts a pristine shoreline with plenty of sandy beaches where one can rest and enjoy nights, and there are many lovely lodgings lined up throughout the lake banks. Visitors can also participate in a variety of other exhilarating water activity activities and excursions, including sport fishing, boat cruises on Lake Kivu, and the fisherman experience.
There is a lot more that Rwanda has to offer and you can combine it with your Rwanda Kayaking safari or discovery. For the best experience in Rwanda, you will need to dig deeper. Acacia Safaris Limited is ready to take you through your next Rwanda adventure safari, contact us today.