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Best things to do in Western Province

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Where in the world: Africa  /  Rwanda  /  Western Province

Top 15 things to do in Western Province

1. Lake Kivu, Kibuye

Lounge on one of the many beaches lining the edges of Lake Kivu. The lake spreads across a vast area of over 2,300 sq km (1,000 sq mi), making it Rwanda's largest. Rent a boat or a kayak to fully explore the surroundings, or opt for a relaxing swim in the clear waters. Those feeling adventurous can delve deep into the lake on a scuba diving excursion. Take a break at the nearby restaurant where you can try the sardines, a local specialty.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
Tours from $65 › Learn more about Lake Kivu

2. Congo Nile Trail, Rubavu

Encompassed by scenery of true African wilderness with a view of the Nile and Congo rivers, Congo Nile Trail provides an active vacation in nature. The trail is rustic--you'll need four-wheel drive, or plan to hike or cycle--and prepare for at least two- to three-days' journey. Besides of the beauty of unspoiled nature, the trail gives you the opportunity to glimpse the rural life through native villages. As this is a home to many African animals, consider going gorilla or primate tracking or birding as you traverse the trail.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
Tours from $30 › Learn more about Congo Nile Trail

3. Kivu boat tours, Kibuye

Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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4. Boat excursion on the Lake Kivu, Rwanda

FROM $81
We use motorboats to visit the lake Kivu and its surroundings. Experience activities found near lake Kivu, visit islands, birds watching, plantations, Boating to the Napoleon Island, climb it at the top and be awarded with an awesome view of the lake and fly fruitful bats found on it, expect cows on island and watch them swimming (in the morning). Back in boat to see velvet monkey on islands and join the fishermen in their excited three connected boats for the evening boat ride and experience fishing in Lake.
Suggested duration: 1h - 3h
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5. Museum of Environment, Kibuye

Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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6. Bisesero Genocide Memorial, Kibuye

Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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7. Nyamyumba Hot Springs, Rubavu

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
Tours from $81 › Learn more about Nyamyumba Hot Springs

8. One-day Kivu Lake Adventure

FROM $215
Leave Kigali City as early as 06h30, (or around 08h30 in case of late night booking) in the morning and drive for estimated 4 hours to enjoy the beautiful boat trip to Napoleon and other islands in Kivu lake. Enjoy lunch before heading northward and head back to Kigali city via the Northern province’s Musanze town. With Us, You Explore Better!
Suggested duration: 14h
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9. Les Chutes de Ndaba, Kibuye

Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
Tours from $154 › Learn more about Les Chutes de Ndaba

10. The Congo Nile Trail & Community Tours paired with Boat Trips

FROM $97
this tour is half day that simply explain how coffee is processed from crops to cup with an addition of boat ride that let you know the lake Kivu and it surroundings on the way to coffee washing station and back to Gisenyi via hot springs.
Suggested duration: 8h
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11. 1-day Lake Kivu Karongi Safaris

FROM $311
Dedicate your first day in Kigali, discovering the capital of Rwanda. Among activities are touring Kigali with your own guide or in group.   Deprnd on tour kicks off and the stopovers will be taken for memorable photo the tour will rest between 9 to 12 hours  and  the activities in tour are follow: *Visit Ndaba Rock, learn the history behind this rock. Children earn living to narrating the story of this legendary rock. *Have your Lunch  at hotels on shores of Lake Kivu while observing the calm sea-like water. *Visit Environmental Museum *Take boat rides visiting Amahoro (peace in English). Amahoro Island has a small restaurant, campsite and you can swim or play volleyball. The next ride will take you to Napoleon Islands. The island features a brigade of fruits bats.
Suggested duration: 9h - 12h
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12. Kinunu guest house

FROM $30
Kinunu Guest House was built in the heart of a coffee plantation and offers a fascinating view of Lake Kivu as well as a surprising ecotourism experience for visitors. The activities offered at KGH include a live experience on how coffee is grown and cared for until it reaches the cup, a farm tour, swimming on a private beach and activities in the area. boat, among others. The guesthouse is also known as the base camp for the Congo Nile Trail which attracts many tourists and cyclists.
Suggested duration: 170h
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13. A day trip in Karongi

FROM $65
This activity is known to be a part of Albertine rift and Congo-nil divide with a hundreds and hundreds of fauna and flora. it is a home of green nature and primates.
Suggested duration: 53h
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14. 5 Days Congo Nile Trail Hike

FROM $154
This is one of the most outdoor challenges everyone can dream to go for. You will just learn more about Rwanda history and enjoy various unique attractions all along the way.
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15. 5 Day Rwanda gorilla and Lake Kivu Safari

FROM $2,954
This 5 days Tour takes you to the renowned Volcano National Park, Rwanda’s spectacular heritage, with breathtaking scenic allure, landscapes and home of the endangered mountain gorillas. A visit to the twin lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera plus enjoying a boat cruise on Lake Kivu in Gisenyi
Tours from $2,954 › More about this tour at viator.com ›