(Picture courtesy of RDB Tourism and Conservation)
The latest kid on the block by Rwanda Tourism, the Congo Nile Trail, is set to be formally launched on the 04th of November in the resort town of Gisenyi on Lake Kivu where the Rwanda Development Board Tourism and Conservation will make detailed announcements as to the countrys latest tourism attraction. Located across from Goma, the border city in the Congo DR, Gisenyi has become a springboard to explore the lake through launch trips along the shores for bird watching and to see the awesome scenery unfold in front of a visitors eyes. Nearby forests are now earmarked for bird watching routes tourists can take and first class accommodation, like the Lake Kivu Serena, have attracted a great deal of more attention to the destination than has been the case before. Overshadowed by Mt. Nyiragongo, an active volcano across the border in the Congo DR, the lake side location makes for a stunning back drop and setting.
Located just over an hours drive from the countrys best known national park, the Parc de Volcanoes, a visit to Gisenyi makes a vacation and safari in Rwanda complete and tourists can now easily fly back on RwandAirs daily domestic flights from Gisenyi to Kigali, allowing for more time on the ground to explore The Land of a Thousand Hills. Watch this space for live updates from Gisenyi on the day of the trail launch or follow the author on Twitter via @whthome for regular tweets sent from location.