If you're looking for a fun outdoors activity, try kayaking on Lake Kivu or canoeing near the gorillas with Kingfisher Journeys.

On Lake Kivu, they organise short excursions from Gisenyi and Kibuye as well as full-day and overnight journeys that are an exciting way to discover some of the most spectacular scenery in Rwanda. And near Musanze, in the foothills of the Virunga volcanoes, you can spend a morning or afternoon canoeing though some of the most beautiful countryside in Rwanda.

No experience is needed and whilst there are trips running almost every day, it's a good idea to book in advance.

  • Kayaking on Lake Kivu

    Explore impressive scenery, discover birds and wildlife, marvel at traditional fishing boats, meet friendly communities and find tranquillity on the safe, clean water.
    The lush northern coastline of Lake Kivu between Gisenyi and Kibuye has some of the most spectacular scenery, peace and tranquillity in Rwanda! Just a couple of hours from the gorillas, Lake Kivu’s blue water is the jewel beside the Virunga volcanoes.

    Classic Lake Kivu fishing boats ply the waters at sunset, their crews singing rhythmically as a traditional way of life flourishes along the verdant shore. Numerous birds dart in and out of bushes and the active Nyiragongo Volcano can be seen rising above the surrounding hills.
    With high quality, modern equipment and professional guides, this is a great way to enjoy the very best of Rwanda!

  • Canoeing near the Gorillas
    A fun, half-day adventure on the water in modern canoes close to Musanze!
    Spend a special morning or afternoon gently floating through the thousand hills of Rwanda before or after you visit the gorillas. Or enjoy a quick excursion – just over a couple of hours from Kigali.
    With transport from Musanze, modern equipment and skilled guides all included and no hippos or crocs in the water, it’s time to relax and enjoy a truly superb way to see something extra in Rwanda.