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Rubavu Beach Project presented to stakeholders

A delegation from the Netherlands visited Rubavu from the 25th to the 29th of October. In the delegation were members from VNG International, Municipality of Rheden and Van Hall Larenstein University. The visit to Rubavu was the end of a 5 year collaboration with Rubavu as support in local administration. During the visit the delegation …

East African Tourism Expo 2021

The Expo was a relevant event to participate in as most of the buyers or visitors who came to the stands were asking about tourism information and most of the participating institutions were related to tourism. Most of the private tourism and hospitality operators who participated were from Tanzania therefore the private sector representation from …

Work on Rwanda Tourism Database starts

Rwanda will soon have a new tourism database. The database will be directly managed by RDB but includes the support of all stakeholders involved in Rwanda’s tourism sector. GOPA Worldwide Consultants have been contracted to develop the database. The database will have the functionality of having many different actors such as private companies, staff in …

New guides joins RSGA in the Kivu Belt

Representatives from Rwanda Safari Guides Association travelled to Rubavu to  hold interviews with aspiring guides on the 13th and 14th of September. 17 of the guides interviewed qualified to join the RSGA.  A requirement to be a licensed guide in Rwanda is to be a member of Rwanda Safari Guides Association. The entrance test is …

Start of project to upgrade Rubavu Public Beach

The development project to upgrade Rubavu Public Beach and to pedestrianize parts of Avenue de la Cooperation has started. The beach is currently under the management of Rubavu District and in need a poor state due to the lack of funding. Rubavu District has concluded that the beach will be better managed by the private …

Upgrading the Congo Nile Trail

The Congo Nile Trail is one of the best hiking trails in Africa. The trail can be completed on foot, by bike or by kayak. The trail traverses a series of interconnected single paths, dirt roads and hiking tracks through the Kivu Belt. A joint project between RDB, Chamber of Tourism and GIZ will see …

New Kivu Belt Investment Guidelines

Rwanda Development Board wants to accelerate tourism development in the Rwanda with existing and new projects as a new approach of developing areas with high potential tourism value. A focus on the Kivu Belt and Lake Kivu with the development of new investment guidelines for the tourism sector. The investment guidelines will complement the previously …

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 …