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Rwanda’s Floating Hotel on Lake Kivu is also known as the Kivu Queen Uburanga luxury houseboat, the ship was recently launched into the water as part of the preparations to make it operational. Though it has not been fully lake-tested yet, many of its systems have, such as electricity, generators, plumbing, jacuzzi, lighting, and sewage schemes.
According to Mantis, the ship’s service itinerary will include sailing the beautiful Lake Kivu from north to south and vice versa, in addition to a variety of activities, including water sports.
Among its features are 11 modern cabins, a swimming pool, a dining salon, a bar, and a viewing deck with a hot tub, allowing travellers to explore some of Rwanda’s most desirable locations in luxury.
The upper deck is designed so that it is possible to be booked separately from the rest of the boat with two VIP staterooms, a third cabin, a separate lounge, a small service kitchen, a guest toilet, and a private expansive aft (rear) deck.
When booked by dignitaries, this level can be secured separately and maintain privacy with even the forward (front) Jacuzzi being reserved for the exclusive use of the VIP suites.
The ship is expected to remain exclusively within the waters of Rwanda and has no direct role in cross-border trade apart from guests who may cross the border from DR Congo.
It is anticipated that the facility will open the southern part of the Western Province to travellers as almost all guests will board the ship by way of Rwanda.
Lake Kivu empties into the Ruzizi River, which flows southwards into Lake Tanganyika. Lake Kivu is one of the best places to visit in Rwanda on your holiday, worthy getaway such as sun, sand, surf, delicious local cuisine, interesting cultural sites, and, most importantly, potent cocktails. Eco Adventure Safaris will build your own customized honeymoon package combining all your desired wants.
Things to do on Lake Kivu as you stay on Rwanda’s Floating Hotel on Lake Kivu?
Kayaking on Lake Kivu
Kayaking is one of the best things you can do at Lake Kivu. Exploring the coastline of Lake Kivu by kayak is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the scenery, gazing up at the mountainous backdrop from the tranquility of the water. Birds dart in and out of the bushes whilst fisherman mend their nets on the shore in the daytime. At sunset, the local fishermen paddle out in unison, their rousing song carrying across the water, to return the next morning with their catch. You can do a sunset kayak with the singing fishermen and exploring the coffee islands, with an overnight stay on a plantation.
Relaxation on Sandy Beaches
For those that love beaches, Lake Kivu have resorts and beaches surrounding it where you can relax on your vacation with your partner. There are beach games you can participate in like football on the sand, volley ball as well as swimming. You will also enjoy fish and other local foods around.
Boat cruise on Lake Kivu
Is a boat cruise on Lake Kivu worth the money spent? Going on a boat cruise is one of the ideas to spend your vacation on Lake Kivu, this gives you an opportunity to visit Islands such as Serene Islands and Amahoro Island, tea Plantations, Visit the coffee station, Fishing landsite and the Hot springs. You will also see birds on the shores as you transverse the Lake. The lake has no hippos and crocodiles.
Cycling around Lake Kivu
Rwanda with thousand hills is an excellent destination for off-the-beaten-track cycling, with almost endless trails and roads crisscrossing the territory. Exploring Rwanda’s countryside on a bike is an authentic and rewarding way to interact with the rural population, with a huge dose of natural beauty. The greatest route is the Congo Nile Trail, a 227km itinerary which runs roughly parallel to the eastern shore of Lake Kivu. Starting in Rubavu and ending in Rusizi, the journey takes about five days, although it is possible to do single stages for those with less time or dedication. Guided cycling is the best thing to do around Lake Kivu.
How to get to Lake Kivu
Lake Kivu is approximately 5 hours’ drive away from Kigali City. We shall organize for you a memorable road trip from Kigali to Lake Kivu for your honeymoon safari.
Why book your stay on Rwanda’s Floating Hotel on Lake Kivu with Eco Adventure Safaris?
Eco Adventure Safaris offers the best trip deals to Lake Kivu as well as gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda, Uganda and Congo. We combine gorilla trekking safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us about booking your stay on the Rwanda’s Floating Hotel on Lake Kivu.