Rwandans are the first international British Canoeing Paddlesport Leaders
By: Kingfisher Journeys Ltd
Lee Pooley, Director of Coaching at British Canoeing (https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk)
Darren Sherwood of Channel Training delivered the training and assessments in Rwanda. The Paddlesport Leader Award (https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/
With no hippos or crocodiles and crystal clear, clean water, Lake Kivu in the heart of the African Rift Valley is a spectacular, safe location for kayaking and paddleboarding. Indeed, using modern kayaks that are designed for touring along the coast, Kingfisher Journeys (http://www.kingfisherjourneys.com) operates short excursions and multi-day adventures guided by the Rwandan leaders who have today gained their new qualification.
Nearby, on the Mukungwa River in the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes, again using modern canoes, Kingfisher Journeys' leaders also run a stunning trip though the thousand hills for which Rwanda is so famous.
Steve Venton, Kingfisher Journeys' director said that, "bookings from tour operators in the US, UK, Germany, Australia and South Africa are increasing and expected to grow significantly in 2018. Therefore, despite the fact that Paddlesports have only been operating in Rwanda for two years, British Canoeing qualifications provide clients with the confidence that all our trips will be operated to the highest safety and quality standards, based on their more than 80 years of experience."
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For further information contact:
Kingfisher Journeys Ltd
Head of Coaching and Qualifications
Director Channel Group