Kivu Belt Destination Management Unit

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Kivu Belt Partners with Rwandan OTA dTravela to Bring the Rwandan Tourism Market Online

dTravela, the Kigali-based travel tech software, has recently entered a partnership with Kivu Belt Destination Management Unit, the official tourist board of Southwestern Rwanda. The partnership positions Rwandan travel tech provider dTravela as the official booking solution of the Kivu Belt giving operators access to crucial technology. The Kivu Belt Destination Management Unit is a …

Identifying and developing business opportunities & services along the Congo Nile Trail

The Congo Nile trail is used for both hiking and biking: the hiking trail has 181.9 km and can be completed in 10 days, while the biking trail has 248.2 km and can be completed within 6 days. Most visitors to the Congo Nile Trail hike or bike only a few stages instead of challenging …

Development Project: Rubavu Public Beach

Development Rubavu of Public Beach and Avenue de la Cooperation No one can doubt the touristic potential of Rubavu District. Already an attractive weekend destination for domestic visitors and tourists from DRC and only one hour away from Volcanoes National park, Rubavu has the potential to develop into a tourism hotspot. One of the main …

Training of Bird Guides

In October 2020, the Chamber of Tourism and GIZ conducted a training with bird guides in the Kivu Belt. The training which spanned over two weeks had 40 participants who aspire to become full time professional bird guides. The training was conducted by a combination of Rwandan and international birding experts. Rwanda and the Kivu …

Development of Community Based Tourism in Rwanda

Development of Community Based Tourism Rwanda The development of sustainable eco-tourism in Rwanda has been very successful. Rwanda’s strategy for tourism is that of low impact – high yield rather than the mass tourism strategy of its neighbors. It is well known that this strategy has been very successful in combining income from tourism with …