Gilbert MAKELELE KADIHIRA, a specialist in Community Development projects , with 10 years of experience in the Coffee - Cocoa Sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Innovative entrepreneur of Congolese nationality (DRC), lives in Ngula village, Bugarula group, Rubenga Chiefdom, Idjwi Territory, South Kivu Province in DRC,Initiator of various programs in the DRC,
Coffee Time: This combines adventure tourism experience and coffee experience. This is a precious time that tourists spend enjoying tea tours/, cycling, traditional herbs tours, and modern coffee processing and making a tasty tea from Idjwi Island while learning tea history as it was introduced there at the first time.
The yummy Idjwi Island honey is produced by local beekeepers living on the Island. This honey business gives those jobs and income which also motivates them to protect the waterline around Lake Kivu. Come and enjoy the beekeeping experience and buy a bottle of the amazing Idjwi Island honey and support local communities
Birdwatching and Nature Walk: Tourists visiting Idjwi Island enjoy a beautiful natural reserve with several bird species. They do a nature walk, boat riding, kayaking, swimming, picnic, canoeing, and fishing with local communities, and take good photos for memory in an old-growth forest with an amazing refreshing breeze from Kivu and the island. This Island is full of rich history, fauna, and flora, bringing rest and refreshment to the soul, body, and mind.
This focuses on experiencing the unique culture and community lifestyle of the Bonte people. You will enjoy the dance performed by indigenous people, and Gusama performed by the Nkombo people. This area is rich in terms of cultural diversity as its community lifestyle is a mixture of Congolese culture and Rwandese culture.
We partner with the locals to organize the idjwi marathon and Community expo. It is fun running throughout the Island. After the long run and Community Expo, participants relax and rejoice in the after-party. The Community Expo aims to raise community awareness in conservation and tourism around Idjwi Island and promote local businesses.