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1 Day Lake Kivu Karongi Shores Experience

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Stop At: Lake Kivu, Kibuye Rwanda

Boat trip in Lake Kivu, heading to Amahoro and Napoleon Islands and do a hike at those 2 islands. Afterwards, return back to the boat and visit Karongi Environmental Museum where you will stay one hour visiting the museum.

Duration: 3 hours
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick you from your preferred location in Rwanda.
Departure Time
6:00 AM
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Kivu
  • WiFi on board
  • Restroom on board
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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By: New Horizon Tours and Services
37 Reviews
Munich, Germany
Best Rwanda Safari
I booked a trip in Rwanda with New Horizons. Being a 9 days Journey, I could not imagine on how it could be as it was my first safari in Africa. Emmanuel turned awesome with incredible services and care. I was taken at all corners of the country in a fantastic jeep and enjoyed cultural, historical, community, hiking/trekking, boating, night life experiences. Have indeed enjoyed travelling with a local guide Emma, highly recommended for Rwanda trips.
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Allan M
Vancouver, Canada
Rwanda Gorilla Experience
While in Kigali for a Business trip, i booked a day trip with New Horizons to the Volcanoes National Park. On the trekking date, my drive was very professional with timely departures early morning from Kigali and check in at the park on time. I enjoyed meetings the cousins in the mists and i thank Christoper for driving me safely as well as facilitating paper work and showing around. Rwanda is Awesome, Gorilla Experience is the best.
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Melissa M
5 Day Tour
This was a very fun tour. Did a city tour of Kigali, went chimp trekking, gorilla trekking, and a few other things. It was a great experience and the guides were very caring and accommodating. Shout out to our driver Franchis for making all the long drives and getting us everywhere safely. We stuck to the itinerary for the majority of the time and everything went smoothly. My favorite hotel was Virunga Hotel Musanze. I had a great time on this tour!
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jules r
Chicago, Illinois
Fantastic Lake Kivu Experience
Booked my trip with New Horizon Tours in Rwanda. I did a lot of activities and noticed that lake Kivu experience is wonderful and awesome. Had a trip to the Napoleon island, boat trip in the lake as well as a very wonderful sighting in the lake. I thank them for organizing.
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Adedayo N
Abuja, Nigeria
Super Day Trip in Akagera National Park
Booked my family holiday involving Day Trip in Akagera National Park. The trip started early morning and had hot coffee before starting our game drive. The company gave us a driver and had a super wonderful in Akagera National Park sighting Rhino, Leopard, Buffaloes, bunch of elephants and other small animals. Thanks Akagera for hosting us. Highly recommend New Horizon Tours trips.
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Nathan K
Malmo, Sweden
3 Amazing days in Nyungwe
I booked my trip with New Horizon Tours as my German friend referred them to me. I wanted to see the chimps and hiking in Nyungwe National Park. Team New Horizons assisted promptly to my queries and suggested some nice trails to hike in Nyungwe. We finalized itinerary and got a link for making payments for booking. During my trip day (August 22nd,2019) , i met my driver Emmanuel at my Hotel in Kimironko and we started what turned up to be the most memorable trip of my lifetime. We started with visiting several museums including the King palace and Ethnographic as well as the history of the rocks and other historic attractions in the south. Reaching Nyungwe Forest was amazing as we started viewing birds, monkeys, spotted a shy Antelope and indeed the natural forest. In Nyungwe, activities started with early morning chimps trek ( wake up at 4:00), did Colobus monkeys trek, Waterfalls hike as well as Canopy Walk. Also had a fantastic tea factory tour and tasting which is indeed fantastic. My trip continued with more exploration of Western Rwanda with visiting the boarder with Bukavu in Congo,Lake Kivu experience and boat trip in Kibuye as well as singing with locals at the Ndaba's rock. Tasted local meals and dishes and met many locals and international friends. Thank you very much Emmanuel and team for showing me a lot about Rwanda and organizing such nice trips.
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Eric S
6 Days Rwanda-Uganda Experience
I booked a 6 days Trip combing Rwanda and Ugandan experiences. My first contact was received and replied by Mr.Emmanuel with detailed itinerary and budget proposal suiting my needs. I was keen to experience the cleanest city in Africa Kigali with utmost local life experience. I am happy that i got what i needed, 'cooking cassava leaves in Nyamirambo with Ugali as well as touring all the corner of the city. I also liked my Gorilla trekking experience in Uganda and community tour in Kisoro as well as experiencing Musanze with Buhanga forest, gorilla guardians village as well as Dian Fossey exhibits. i really liked passion and courage of the team in this company and their willingness to do the best for you to enjoy your experience and highly recommend making your booking with them. Thanks to my driver Christoper and the rest of the team
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Mombasa, Kenya
Amazing two-day trip in Kigali city and Lake Kivu (Karongi) tour!
It was my first time in Rwanda and our tour guide Emmanuel was very friendly and made us feel at home immediately we arrived. On the first day, we visited the Rwandan Market, Kigali Genocide Memorial Center, Parliament and Campaign against Genocide Museum, Khant Museum (where we viewed reptiles like snakes and a crocodile), The Presidential Art Museum (which had creative art pieces by different artists on different aspects of Rwanda), Camp Kigali Belgium Memorial and Fazenda Sengha in Mt Kigali for horse riding. The next day on our way to Karogi we stopped to view the Ndaba waterfalls and made some new friends who sang for us. Then in Karogi, we visited the Environmental Museum; Alois the guide at the museum, taught me a lot on climate change change and herbal medicine, we had lunch at a restaurant overlooking Lake Kivu and took a boat ride to Napoleon island where we saw bats and we had a view of the Rwanda-Congo border. During the visit, learnt so much about Rwanda, its people and their culture. Lunch and dinner were recommended by Emmanuel where we took Rwandan and Kenyan foods. Emmanuel was exemplary and it was a pleasure having him organize the tour. I highly recommend, New Horizon Tours for your Rwandan experience!
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Esther M
Kigali Day Trip and Karongi One day experience
The two day tour in Kigali and Karongi experience was really amazing, visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial, the Campaign against Genocide Memorial, Parliamentary Arts museum, , Horse riding at Mt. Kigali, Ndaba Waterfalls, Environmental museum, Hike to Napoleon Island and many other activities. The tour guide also coupling as the driver was the best exceeded expectations, the experience was more than what was anticipated.
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Akagera National Park
We had an amazing trip to Akagera National Park. Our driver, Chris who drove us from Kigali was very friendly and professional and nothing was a problem for him. We saw elephants, giraffes, hippos and lots of other animals. The lunch was great too.
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Guildford, Surrey, UK
Your best choice for Rwandan tours
As a solo traveller using a tour company for the first time, I was a little nervous about how I'd find the experience compared to travelling independently. After seeing how difficult it was to travel by myself to Nyungwe without a car and with limited time, I contacted New Horizon and Yvonne was very helpful in talking me through options. New Horizon offered the chance to completely customise my itinerary, though I was very happy with the standard set of activities so stuck with that. They were also very competitively priced and great value for money. Emmanuel was a fantastic guide who was extremely knowledgeable about Rwanda and happy to share that knowledge, it was a pleasure to be guided by him. He also drove very safely and was easy to talk to. I did the canopy tour and the chimp tracking, with a boat trip at Lake Kivu on the way back to Kigali. All were great, but the chimp tracking was especially memorable and I thank Emmanuel for organising this. New Horizon are a great pick for your holiday to Rwanda!
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John T
Capri, Italy
City Tour Experience
Did a city tour in Kigali. Started with horse riding, then local market, cooking lunch in Nyamirambo, walk tour then headed to the genocide memorial. Afterwards, i headed to different other museums and ended my night in a local bar for experiencing it. I thank the team for customizing my itinerary.
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Charles O
New London, New Hampshire
7 Days Community Tour in Ruanda
I booked a solo trip in Rwanda with New Horizons. The first contact with their office was awesome as i could get more details on my inquiries within one hour. The tour its self is awesome as it gives live experience on daily livelihood of locals in Rwanda, gives insight on history and get to know much about the country of the land of thousand hills as well as visiting all provinces of Rwanda from Eastern Parts of Nyagtare District to Kibuye and Gisenyi,North and kigali I loved the cooking and dancing of potters as well as boat trip in lake Kivu. Loved this company , thanks Emma for organizing.
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Hellen A
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Wonderful Rwanda and Uganda experience
We booked a 7 days tour combining Rwanda and Ugandan experience. It was indeed a lifetime experience combining cultural,community tours and game drives,boat trips, trekkings and tasting sugar canes and preparations of local dishes. It was really amazing and could not find proper words for discribing it. Thank you Emma for selecting fantastic guides for our trip, thank you Christophe and Eric for your drive in Rwanda and Uganda,can't wait to see you soon again. Hellen
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Saudi Arabia
The Safari to Akagera National Park was an Excellent Experience!
My son was finishing a two-month internship in Rwanda and we booked the safari as a reward for his service. He was absolutely amazed at what a great experience it turned out to be. His guide was prompt and cordial and very knowledgeable. Even though my son has toured Kruger in South Africa with me, he still was very impressed by all of the wildlife. I highly recommend this tour
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