2019 Lake Kivu ATU Sprint Triathlon African Cup

13 Jul, 2019 • Lake Kivu Gisenyi Rubavu District , Rwanda
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Visas application

From 1 Jan 2018, Citizens of all countries are allowed to get visa upon arrival without prior application. You can get your visas at Kigali Airport on your arrival or you can make your request to the Rwandan embassy in your residency country.  Be sure that your passport is valid for more than 6 months. The visa fees must not exceed 30 USD for single entry visa.
All letter visa requests must be made before 20th June 2019 , Age group managers are required to provide a list of qualified athletes who require visa letters.

Please send the list trough to: rwandatriathlon@gmail.com or uwasad07@yahoo.com

Details required:
• Full name
• Date of Birth
• Role ( Athlete; Coach ; Medical; Media etc) 
• National Federation • Country of Residency
• Passport Number , Issue Date and Expiry Date
• Arrival and Departure Details ( Date and Times and where possible flight Numbers)

We will provide you with an official visa letter within 48 Hours of receiving the email. This letter is to be presented with the passport and the required documents for visas to the Rwandan embassy in your residency country or on your arrival. 

Prize money distribution. Elite men and women:
1st. 450 USD
2nd.375 USD
3rd. 300 USD
4th. 225 USD
5th. 150 USD

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Athletes Briefing:


Event Type: Sprint Triathlon
Event Date: July 13th 2019
Event venue: Gisenyi Rubavu District
Race Distance: 750m / 21.9km / 4.5km
Swim > 1 x 750m
Bike > 3 x 7.3km
Run > 3 x 1.5
Bike Check: 06h30 (6.30am)
Warm up: 07h00 (7am)
Starting Time Age Group Race: 08h00 (8am)
Bike Check Elite/U23: 10h00 (10am)
Warm up Elite/U23: 10h30 (10.30am)
Starting Time Elite/U23 Race: 11h00 (11am)
There will be a 10min delay between male and female departure
Time limit for the swimming section 20 minutes

Entry Fee:

ELITE /U23 (Sprint distance) 100 $ AGE Group 50 $

Prize Money:

3,000 USD


Event Schedule


Wednesday, July 10th 2019
Arrival in Kigali Rwanda
First night in Kigali
Thursday, July 11th 2019
Departure from Kigali 08h00 (8am)
Arrival in Gisenyi 12h00 (12pm)
Payment of Hotel and Registration fee 13h00 (1pm) in cash upon receipt
Registration Elite/U23 14h00 (2pm)
Friday, July 12th 2019
Registration Age Group 10h00 (10am)
Race Familiarization 14h00 (2pm)
Briefing Elite/ U23 18h00 (6pm)
Welcoming cocktail 19h00 (7pm)
Saturday, July 13th 2019
See below for race schedule
Closing Ceremony and Reward 18h00 (6pm)
Sunday, July 14th 2019
Departure from Gisenyi 8h00 (8am)
Arrival Kigali 14h00 (2pm)

Closest Airport

KIGALI International Airport: 3 hours 30 min (172 Km to Lake Kivu Site )

Local Transportation

Airport Transfers from & to KIGALI Airport 30$ to book latest by 20th June 2019 by email: rwandatriathlon@gmail.com or uwasad07@yahoo.com

All departure to Lake Kivu site (Gisenyi ) will done every day from 10th to 12th July. All departure to Kigali and Kigali Airport will be from 13th and 14th July.

Host Hotel

Accommodations and Restaurant -  Double room : 95 $ / person / night for full board room   -  Single room   : 65 $ / person / night for full board room
To book for the above accomodation by email: rwandatriathlon@gmail.com / uwasad07@yahoo.com latest by 20th June 2019

For Serena Hotel in Kigali and in Gisenyi we can offer a special booking package booking through the following email ONLY dsbulambo2010@gmail.com and loc.rwanda.triathlon@gmail.com
Package B&B Single Room 580$
Package B&B Double Room 730$
This package includes 4 (FOUR) nights ( First night in Kigali on Wednesday night and 3 nights in Gisenyi ) and international breakfast ONLY.
Free WIFI High Speed, Swimming Pool, Fitness Center
If you’re willing / planning for a longer stay, please let us know by email
If you’re choosing a double room please do the booking using one email and give the information of the 2 room mates to facilitate.
Please note Lunch and Diner are not included in the package
You can also enjoy some different places for Lunch and Diner at a walking distance of the hotel


As the site of the race is located 180km from Kigali Airport in Gisenyi the main city of Rubavu district in Rwanda’s Western Province. The city features a resort on the shores of Lake Kivu which is one of the African Great Lakes. It lies on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda, and is in the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift. Lake Kivu empties into the Ruzizi River, which flows southwards into Lake Tanganyika. Gisenyi represent the ideal spot for water sport. Rwanda has a temperate tropical highland climate a temperature range between 12 °C (54 °F) and 27 °C (81 °F) throughout the year, the average in Gisenyi is 20° (68°F)
For beginning the month of July you can expect a temperature between 25° and 28°C (77° to 83°F)

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