Bride to Be

Ahead of the big day, book yourself or a close friend into a secluded paradise and surround yourselves with crystal-clear waters, towering landscapes and the unwavering love of those closest to you. The remoteness of Tchegera lends itself perfectly to intimate time with loved ones. Journey with friends and family to the island and enjoy home-cooked food as well as music from our in-house DJ, all within an exclusive yet naturally beautiful setting.

Itinerary
  • The bride-to-be’s celebration begins with a champagne boat ride from Goma to the island along with her entourage.
  • Enjoy snacks while taking in the stunning scenery as soon as you reach the island. 
  • Beautiful decorations are provided to make the occasion extra-special.
  • Dance, sing or simply relax to music from our in-house DJ.
  • Never forget a moment of this special day with the photos from our in-house photographer.

Birthday

There is no better place to host a birthday event than Tchegera island. Its warm climate, incredible views of active volcanoes, and exclusive access for you and your friends make it a truly enchanting place to celebrate turning a year older or reaching another significant milestone. Not only will this beautiful island be all yours for the day, but we’ll lay on everything you need to make it a truly memorable occasion.

What the day includes
  • Invite your close friends to your birthday celebration on Tchegera island or organise an event on behalf of a friend.
  • We’ll provide decorations and a cake to make the occasion extra-special.
  • A celebratory meal will be served to you and your guests.
  • Dance, sing or simply relax to music from our in-house DJ.
  • The package includes two complimentary bottles of champagne.
  • Never forget a moment of this special day with photos from our in-house photographer.

Baby Reveal

The foundation of Tchegera island was born many millions of years ago from the belly of Mother Earth, before growing into a towering volcanic peak. Today, only the summit of the long-extinct volcano rises above the surface of lake Kivu, forming a cradle-shaped paradise that is the ideal location for your baby shower. Teeming with nature and surrounded by life-giving freshwater, what better place could there be to celebrate the formation of new life than on Tchegera island?

What the day includes
  • Join friends and family on Tchegera island for the big reveal of your baby’s gender.
  • Enjoy snacks while taking in the stunning scenery.
  • Beautiful decorations are included to make the occasion extra-special.
  • Choose how to surprise your guests – balloon or cake reveal 
  • Never forget a moment of this special day with the photos from our in-house photographer.

Honeymoon

Surrounded by lush vegetation and the crystal-clear freshwater of lake Kivu, honeymooning on the crescent-shaped Tchegera island offers a post-wedding experience like no other. The views of nearby Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira provide a glimpse of a landscape forged by the union of subterranean tectonic plates, while twinkling diamonds on a cloudless night are an awe-inspiring spectacle to behold with your nearest and dearest. With 3-day and 5-day honeymoon packages available, a romantic trip to Virunga will provide memories to last you both a lifetime.

 

Three-day honeymoon
  • Come and enjoy your honeymoon in the tranquillity of Tchegera island.
  • You’ll be treated to sparkling wine and rose petals upon arrival.
  • Enjoy an intimate meal – breakfast, lunch or dinner – on your balcony overlooking lake Kivu.
  • Share an island picnic or private sunset with sweeping views of the lake and distant landscapes.
  • Canoe and paddleboard together or simply kick back and let the scenery soak in.

Five-day honeymoon
  • Come and enjoy your honeymoon in the tranquillity of Tchegera island.
  • Take a romantic boat ride from Goma to the island with champagne and roses.
  • You’ll also be treated to sparkling wine and rose petals upon arrival.A sundowner and snacks.
  • Share an island picnic with sweeping views of the lake and distant landscapes.
  • Canoe and paddleboard together or simply kick back and let the scenery soak in.
  • Daily service includes breakfast overlooking the lake, lunch beneath the trees and dinner under the stars.

Civilian Wedding

Treat yourselves to the greatest wedding gift of all by hosting your big day on Tchegera island, one of DRC’s national treasures. Not only is this paradise a pristine and truly romantic place to tie the knot, but it will provide your guests with a day to remember thanks to views of the Virunga massif, active volcanoes and idyllic turquoise waters. Decorations, entertainment and everything you need to make the day special are included.

 

What the day includes
  • Invite family and friends to your civilian wedding on Tchegera island – one of DRC’s national treasures
  • Beautiful decorations, balloons and flowers are provided to make the occasion extra-special.
  • The package includes two complimentary bottles of champagne
  • Never forget a moment of this special day with the photos from our in-house photographer. 
  • A selection of homemade snacks will be served to your guests
  • Dance and sing with loved ones to music from our in-house DJ.

Gorilla Treks DRC Nationals

There are many national treasures to be found in the DRC, but none quite as exquisite as Virunga’s rare mountain gorillas. These intelligent and social creatures are found only in Virunga mountains and the nearby Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and can be visited by Congolese nationals every Saturday with the help of a trained guide. Book a trek into the jungle and observe one of humankind’s closest cousins in its natural habitat.

Itinerary
  • Leaving Goma at 6:30 from Kararuchinya and returning when everyone is out of the forest.
  • Convoy will be provided and cars will be parked at Kakueru.
  • The trek takes you through Gatovu. 
  • Price per person: $20
  • Proof of Congolese citizenship required to take part in the trek.
  • Enjoy an experience only possible in this region of Africa.

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