Destination Kivu Belt participates in Rwanda Tourism Week. The event which takes place between 24th and 27th November 2021 and is organized by Rwanda Chamber of Tourism.
Destination Kivu Belt participates in a range of different activities. Starting with the inauguration on Nov 24th, Destination Kivu Belt participates together with various tourism cooperatives during the exhibition at Kigali Serena. The participating cooperatives are Coovakaru, a cooperative of women based near Gishwati Forest who weave sisal baskets and arrange traditional workshops in weaving. Also representatives from Pfunda a cooperative of tea workers near Rubavu who arrange tea tours and Cooprokaki a cooperative of coffee farmers near Lake Kivu who arrange coffee tours. Present to perform at the inauguration and throughout the exhibition is Indangamuco Association, a cultural cooperative who practice the art of traditional singing, dancing and plays traditional instruments. Henry Mugweri, coordinator at the Kivu Belt Destination Management Unit is also present during the exhibition to answer questions from visitors.
Henry Mugweri will also lead a familiarization trip with international tour operators to the Kivu Belt for three days after the exhibition. The fam trip is co-organized with Rwanda Chamber of Tourism and will show main touristic offerings in the Kivu Belt starting with Nyungwe, then Karongi, Rubavu and ending in Musanze. The invited international tour operators will have a chance to see some of the main rainforests in the Kivu Belt, visit some of the islands around Karongi, do coffee and tea tours and also join the fishermen of Lake Kivu on a Night Fishing Experience.
During Rwanda Tourism Week, Africa Tourism Leadership Forum will take place at Serena Kigali Hotel where visitors will be able to listen to the latest trends and discuss marketing and development plans for African Tourism.
The Kivu Belt DMU is a coalition of private and public tourism related actors working towards a common goal of developing the Kivu Belt as a sustainable adventure and eco-tourism destination.
The main objective is economic development and job creation in the Kivu Belt through sustainable development of tourism
The Kivu Belt is a part of Rwanda’s Chamber of Tourism