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Traditional night fishing

Night fishing on Lake Kivu

Lake kivu is Rwanda’s largest lake and the sixth largest in Africa, and being one of touristic sites in Rwanda as well, it is a volcanic lake terraced hills down to the picturesque shores and the resort town bordering Democratic Republic of Congo. Lake Kivu is also known as one of the safest lakes in Africa since there no dangerous animals such us hippos and crocodiles, contrary, it is known as home feeds livestock of Limnothrissa miodon fish species or Isambaza that makes it to become a good fishing ground of Isambaza. These nutritious small fish have   ranked as regular food among main local dishes in the region. Night fishing on lake Kivu is a recently introduced tourism activity at Lake Kivu shores. It is an evening and amazing activity which involves direct interaction with local fishermen and tourists in the vibrant city of Rubavu that is located in western of Rwanda.

Night fishing on Lake Kivu is regal and environmental friendly activity that often starts at evening, reaching on the lake shores around 5:00 pm, you meet a group of men loading their three-wheel fishing canoe boats, later, they start to move happily heading to the center of the lake with an exciting melody of traditional songs and entertaining gestures. It’s really an amazing lifetime experience to join fishermen singing and whistling while going forward to immerse their nets into fishing ground.

Lake Kivu

For tourists planning to visit Rwanda for Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park or Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe national park, they might have a night in Rubavu and spice up their stay with Night Fishing practice on Lake Kivu, this is an exceptional activity that last 2 or 4 hours depending on someone’s interest, the lake itself become more attractive with its Brue color decollated with fishermen’s fishing lights, fishermen are kind and eagerly to share their experience from bottom to the end.

Kayaking on Lake Kivu

Night fishing on Lake Kivu is one of other numerous tourism activities that attract many tourists at Rubavu city such as beach sport, swimming, boat ride, canoeing, city walk, hot springs and Congo Nile trail walk, however, for the smoothness and trip assurance, you shall need to deal with ground local tour operators.  The best and easiest way is to contact the Unique Rwanda vacation experts team to arrange everything for you. Unique Rwanda Vacation Experts, is your professional travel partner with robust experience in planning and efficiently executing gorilla trekking safaris and wildlife tours to Rwanda, but also organizes adventurous safari tours to Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, DRC and Burundi.

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