During my recently concluded tour of Rubavu, I strolled around one of Rwanda’s secondary cities and indulged in my favorite water sports. I climbed Mount Muhungwe and cycled along the Congo Nile Trail. In addition, I sampled home-grown coffee and learned one or two things about the process of extracting methane gas from Lake Kivu.
This tour is part of the implementation of the 30 Districts Expedition, a content marketing campaign designed to promote tourism and literacy. Speaking of literacy, while in Rubavu, I partnered with Kivu Park Hotel to donate copies of a book titled Memories to a couple of community libraries set up in the area. This book highlights my Temberu Rwanda experiences between 2017 and 2020.
I spent my last night in Rubavu at Palm Garden Resort. Built on a hill overlooking the lake, this serene accommodation facility has four cozy rooms, one apartment and a 13-bed dormitory. The establishment caters for the needs of couples, families, groups and solo travelers.
After checking in, I took a shower and grabbed a cup of tea. Then I sat at the fireplace, on the upper side of the garden. From my vantage point, I saw Amashyuza Peninsula, Akeza Island and a grandeur of green hills surrounding the lake.
The Kivu Belt is breathtaking. It spans from Rubavu to Rusizi through Rutsiro, Karongi and Nyamasheke. Plans are underway to unlock the tourism potential of the entire lakeside strip.
Found in the northern flank of the Kivu Belt, Rubavu is blessed with many tourist attractions. The sub destination offers a wide range of activities in adventure tourism, cultural experiences, community-based excursions and much more. Contact Palm Garden Resort for your tailor-made Rubavu itinerary.
The author is a content marketer on a tour of all 30 districts of Rwanda. Follow his awe-inspiring expeditions on Twitter @GeoExposure.