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Testimonials

One of the best experiences we have ever had

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- L. Panini & E Goodfellow, France, March 2014

Isaac is such a pleasure to travel with. He is kind and thoughtful, his explanations and love for the country really made our trip great. We hate to say goodbye...

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- D&S Madsen, USA, August 2012

Everything was perfect! The organization, the gorillas and your country too.

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- J Gurria, Mexico, October 2013


Reviews about Journeys Discovering Africa

Gisenyi

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Safari Highlights

Lake Kivu, Rwanda, The Far HorizonsKivu Coffee Experience introduces the coffee growth process ‘from crop to cup’. You will start in Gisenyi with a boat trip to Nyamirundi Island to visit the plantation of a local coffee cooperative. The volcanic soils of the island give the coffee a full bodied, yet non-acidic flavor, and some of the best coffee in the world is grown in this area. The coffee cooperative, Ingoboka, has a total of over 2,000 members, all of whom own small coffee farms on the shores of the lake and its surroundings.

From the island, the journey will continue to the nearby washing station where you can enjoy an introduction to the washing process that involves over 20 sophisticated steps. In the end, you can roast your own coffee on an open fire and have a personal coffee tasting experience. In the afternoon if time permits, visit a Batwa community near Gisenyi town and have the unique experience of their culture which is quite unique and more interesting. Their famous traditional skills of pottery, singing and the willingness to share their culture with foreign visitors make the dancing pots a colorful cultural tour experience.

Accommodation: Lake Kivu Serena

Meal Plan: Full Board