Lake Kivu coffee tour, the crop to cup coffee education experience, along lake Kivu in Rwanda is where you can find the crop to cup coffee experience with Africa’s decadent coffee and expect to discover more about coffee and products of coffee, with the mooring cup of coffee. You will be taken through the whole coffee creation process from the plantation on an island. At the end of the experience, you will be served a cup of coffee as a way of saying many thanks.
A great day of tasting real and local African best coffee as you go through the experience of making coffee in the areas of Gisenyi along the shores of lake Kivu. And it has some of the best Arabica beans in the whole world and this experience takes you through the crop to cup process to prepare a cup out of the best coffee in the whole world.
You can now, combine your gorilla trekking safari with the coffee tour in Gisenyi along the shores of Lake Kivu, you can now discover the coffee beans and educative process of crop to cup with in the land of thousand hills and the whole process of organic-natural brew from crop to cup.
The experience starts with a boat cruise from Gisenyi to Nyamirundi island, from here you will view the process of crop to cup and after you will be able to Visit the coffee plantation of Rwanda cooperative known as Igoboka that is a back bone of many Rwanda families that depend on the plantation to get a good life, so this means your visit gives an upper hand to my humble families in Rwanda, you will pick the coffee beans and then proceed to the washing station at Gashashi where the coffee beans are washed in 20 steps., then you will experience roasting of the beans on open fire, after you will taste the thrilling coffee. You will be allowed to have lunch with the coffee cooperation representatives where you will ask questions and get direct answers.
Lake Kivu is located north west of the main capital Kigali in the Gisenyi region near the town of Goma in democratic republic of Congo and it’s one of Rwanda’s popular domestic tourism destination and a perfect gate a way for clients tracking gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park
The coffee experience takes place in the Nyamirundi Island which is accessible by boat which takes about two hours on a local traditional motorized canoe boat an advance booking may be required for the better’s arrangement of the activity for more information contact Great adventure safaris
There are many beach accommodation facilities to stay while in Lake Kivu but we recommend staying at Lake Kivu Serena hotel or the budget paradise malahide
The best time to visit Lake is during the dry season from June to September and December to February but due to Christmas periods maybe it’s a good idea to avoid travelling in December
From the crop to cup experience, you can decide to continue for Gorilla trekking safari either in Uganda or Rwanda, and great Adventure Safaris, we can arrange for you a coffee tour combined with gorilla trekking, contact us for a quote and detailed information about this safari package.