Things to do and see in Karongi Kibuye – This is a sleepy laid back town of Kibuye which is also another perfect place in Rwanda where you can relax as well as chill along Lake Kivu. Its scenery is quite dramatic since the lake also displays itself through the coves and bays that seem to be like the watery fingers that are framed by the present color green of Rwanda.
Kibuye is also the most enjoyable town where one can relax and also chill in great comfort, you can take a swim in the lake as you dive from a long walk or you can simply dip your toes into the waters of the Lake Kivu. This town is also not yet on the map of most of the guests to Rwanda since for most of them, their visit to Rwanda is about gorilla trekking, but now this is changing and in future, even Kibuye will have more and more visitors that come to enjoy the shores of Lake Kivu.
A town frequented by Kigali locals for tropical-like weekend escapes, Kibuye still feels like a hidden gem. Spend your days relaxing at the beachfront, strolling around the town’s main road loop, and wiling the hours away with a good book and a cold beer.
Kayak and boating adventures
Kayak and boating adventures are recommended. Cormoran Lodge rents out kayaks by the hour, Great adventure safaris organizes half-day, full-day, and multi-day kayaking excursions, and every hotel in the area can arrange boating trips around the town’s many islands. Visiting Napoleon, with its famous bat colony, and Amahoro Island makes for a lovely afternoon trip, and an evening with the impressive night fishermen of Lake Kivu is truly memorable.
Gisovu Tea Estate visits.
About an hour from Kibuye is gisovu tea estate the lovely working farm that offers tours, a small guesthouse, and endless cups of tea. The bright green fields are worthy of a visit alone, as well as the chance to learn about one of Rwanda’s leading exports.
Nyungwe forest national park.
For travelers eager to break up their relaxing beachside hangs with some chimpanzee trekking or waterfall walks. Though small, Kibuye’s offerings are plentiful and diverse. Contact Great Adventure Safaris to book things to do in Karongi.