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Kingfisher Journeys

97 reviews
Ruhengeri, Rwanda
About Kingfisher Journeys
Go on a morning or afternoon adventure on a gentle river and float through the thousand hills near to the gorillas! Discover a special way to travel, soak up impressive views, watch abundant birds, meet friendly communities and find just a little excitement in our modern canoes.
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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23 reviews
Northern Rwanda is known for its natural landscape, but knowing the best ways to gain intimate insight can be tricky. Gain a unique perspective of Rwanda’s countryside on a canoe trip from Musanze, and pass working farms, green hills, and rural villages as you cruise. Look out for native species such as birds and otters, and benefit from insights provided by your professional guide. Hotel pickup and drop-off from Musanze is included.
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$40.00 per adult
Kayaking on Lake Kivu from Gisenyi
1 review
Kayak out onto Lake Kivu and explore lush green scenic shores set against the blue water!
Paddling along the northern coastline from Gisenyi, we dip into inlets and cross bays to soak up the spectacular scenery, peace and tranquility. 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.
With its crystal clear, incredibly blue and very clean water, Lake Kivu is safe for kayaking because there are no hippos or crocodiles and we're careful to avoid times when the wind is too strong.
Our kayaks are also very stable, easy to paddle and specifically designed for touring along the coastline. We provide all the high-quality equipment and instruction you'll need so you'll find that kayaking on Lake Kivu is the most rewarding way to explore, discover and journey through the best of Rwanda.
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$60.00 per adult
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I had a wonderful time canoeing in Rwanda with Kingfisher! We loved the beautiful, peaceful landscapes and the gentle challenge of learning how to steer a canoe in a river. We were impressed by the guides' English comprehension, dedication to safety, knowledge...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ChelseaC52
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

This is one of the things you have to do when you are visiting this part of Rwanda! Fantastic scenery totally professional and super nice guide, and a tripcYou never forget. The birds, the fishermen, the nature and the vibe around it will stay in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JonkmanInderoey
Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

A fantastic way to see Musanze and more of Rwandan life. Very relaxing kayak with a great host. Excellent for bird spotting too.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank judith574
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

We fell in twice but canoeing was a great experience! This is also a must for bird watchers. Would definitely recommend!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank brooketerry083
Reviewed March 24, 2019

The Canoe Trip is a fantastic way to see a different side of Rwanda. It combines a relaxing trip down the river meandering through farms and fields with a few instances of faster, more exciting flow. We even saw an otter! I would recommend this...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank John L
Reviewed March 22, 2019

Don't hesitate to book this wonderful adventure! A gentle and easy paddle down a quiet river with a few spots just challenging enough to keep things interesting. Stunning scenery,, abundant bird life, and chance encounters with friendly farmers and fisherman. We were a group of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ritajeff
Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

Amazing time!! I would definitely recommend this to anyone coming to Rwanda. The setting of the canoe trip was absolutely gorgeous the whole way. Our guide / the staff were so helpful and flexible. Great value for money. Must do for anyone in the country!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank brookevanlang
Reviewed March 12, 2019

Ruhengeri offers a unique experience that you have to be there to live in it. You can go outdoor to visit the the mountain gorillas, mountain trekking or take the kingfishers journey.

Date of experience: December 2018
4  Thank DAC-Tours
Reviewed February 17, 2019

My two sons (9 and 13) and a friend and I enjoyed this activity a lot. It was generally a quiet paddle down a calm river with a good flow, so not hard work at all. The rapids under the road bridge provided some excitement...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lilongwetraveller
Steve V, Owner at Kingfisher Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words. If someone reading this felt able to sponsor a new vehicle to help make the transport more comfortable, we would be delighted to upgrade. Otherwise I am so sorry, but whilst the number of trips we're running...More

Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

What a lovely trip. Great guide. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Great fun and amazing scenery. Has to be done while in Ruhengeri.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nanchang_Nel
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Hi Betty. Yes, you can bring children from 7 years. If they're under 14, please just mention that when you book. Thank you.