Rural Rubavu Community Experience

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Lake Kivu Serena
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Rural Rubavu community experience is a tour package that allows our visitors to get the authentic experience of the rural areas of Rubavu and their community lifestyles such as: Banana farming experience, Nyiragongo Volcano view, banana beer experience, traditional wedding, bee keeping, cow milking experience, Runonko cooking, traditional cultural songs and dances.

This activity is perfect for anyone staying in Rubavu and is looking to have a genuine experience with locals. 

This Experience includes hiking over uneven and hilly terrain for about 6 kms.

Departure & Return Location

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (Google Map)

Pick up and drop of at any hotel in Rubavu or Rutsiro Districts can be organized at an extra fee

Departure Time

Morning, contact us for specific times


  • Adults 60 USD (Discounts for groups)
  • Children & Students 20 USD (groups of 10+)

Price Includes

  • Bottled Water
  • Lunch (Traditional Food)
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Local Experiences
  • Photo Memories
What to Bring
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Sweater & wind/rainproof jacket
  • The sun can be strong bring a hat & sunscreen

MeetingMeet at the parking to Rubavu Public Beach, near Serena Hotel

Meet your guide at the parking of Lake Kivu Serena Hotel or where decided with your guide

Arrival at Mt. RubavuArrival and Briefing at Kanembwe football play ground

Arrive at Kanembwe football play ground after a short ride. Meet the local community and get a briefing from your guide

Hiking & Story TellingSabutwa hill view and hiking (Storytelling: Sabutwa history)

Hike to the top of Sabutwa Hill from where you can enjoy a wonderful view of Lake Kivu and the surrounding hills. Listen to the story and history of Sabutwa

Bwiru HillBwiru hill view and history (Storytelling: Bwiru History)

Hike to the summit of Bwiru hill for more wonderful views. Hear the  history  of Bwiru. 

Bee KeepingBee keeping experience

Join the locals from the community while bee keeping. Learn how to make a traditional bee hive and taste local honey

Banana BeerBanana beer experience

Join the locals from the community while making traditional beer. Bananas are mixed with other ingredients and left to ferment in a wooden canoe.

Cow milkingCow Milking

Join the locals from the community in milking a cow

LunchLocal food and drink

It is now time for lunch. The local community has prepared a local meal for you to be enjoyed wrapped in banana leaves

Cultural experienceTraditional dancing or traditional wedding

After eating the local community will do a traditional dancing or traditional wedding performance for you before heading back