Karongi Islands

Karongi islands and peninsulars

There are 16 islands in the Karongi district, 5 around kibuye.

The Nyakarwa peninsula, a small peninsula on Lake Kivu with good birding opportunities, the foot path is easy to locate and starts just behind the western province’s office, in Bwishura sector. It’s a lovely recreational walk along a foot path beside the lake.

The kibuye footpath is currently being developed become the major tourism attraction in the district. The site offers a diversity of activities such as; lakeside walking, swimming, birding, camping, attractions for children and picnic site with barbecue facilities.

Munini Island or napoleon’s island, said to be shaped like Napoleon’s hat is home to a colony of fruit bats and supports a large number of birds.

The Amahoro Island, privately owned, and surrounded by several islands, the Amahoro Island is amongst 16 Karongi district islands and is being developed as a tourism attraction. It offers camping facilities, a bar restaurant, swimming and an island boat tour boat. It is well situated for birding and water sport activities.

Mpembe Peninsular Footpath is a 4 km nature walk. The Peninsular is accessible by boat from Kibuye. Although privately owned, it’s a tourism site which offers camping facilities and it is also a good birding area.

Mpembe Island is accessible by boat from Kibuye, to this beautiful Lake Kivu Island which connects by a bridge to the Mpembe peninsula.

Boat trips;

The Lake Kivu bluebird boats are easily recognizable wooden transport boats. Colorfully painted blue and white, Boats carry from 10 to 15 people and offers affordable price for a Lake Kivu Island boat tour. This cooperative is looking to develop as income generating tourism attraction.