In our landlocked country, Karongi is possibly the most famous seaside shrink back for households dwelling someplace else in Rwanda.

It’s effortless to see why, with its majestic vistas, tranquil environment and convenient get entry to from Kigali.
Hillsides blanketed in pines and eucalyptus serve as a backdrop to the glowing lake, with lodging to go well with most budgets.


At sunrise and dusk, the sound of nearby fisherman singing contains throughout the water as they paddle in unison.

This is a place where busy minds can completely switch off, occasionally glancing up from a good book to notice the birds or the changing colours on the lake as the sun drops over the far side.

For those keen to stay active, various hotels have kayaks to rent. Boats carry small groups out to Napoleon’s Island, home to a colony of fruit bats, or to dine at one of Amahoro Island’s restaurants.

For an authentic experience of Rwandan daily life, head off night fishing with the locals, or kayak out with them at sunset.

Learn more and book your experience at Karongi HERE

To the northwest of Karongi, the Mukura Forest is of particular interest to birdwatchers, with more than 150 recorded species, of which 17 are endemic to the Albertine Rift.

With an average altitude of 2,600m, Mukura is a true montane rainforest – a term used to describe forests in mountainous regions in the tropical belt. The area was granted National Park status in 2015.

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