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Lake Kivu


Lake Kivu

Part of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, Lake Kivu in the west of Rwanda is surrounded by way of spectacular mountains and has deep emerald inexperienced waters overlaying a floor place of 2,700 km2.

It is Rwanda’s biggest lake and the sixth biggest in Africa.
Rubavu – formerly recognized as Gisenyi – is a massive city on the northern side of Lake Kivu, an hour’s pressure from Volcanoes National Park and the best area to loosen up after gorilla trekking.

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Once a colonial seaside hotel of note, Rubavu’s waterfront is lined with fading historic mansions, resorts and brand new bars on the lakeshore, best for sundowner cocktails.

Karongi, half way along the lake, is a popular beach resort with hillsides covered in pines and eucalyptus serve as a backdrop to the sparkling lake.

 At dawn and dusk, the sound of local fisherman singing carries across the water as they paddle in unison.

Lake Kivu

From Rubavu in the north, the Congo Nile Trail extends 227 kilometres of breathtaking landscapes all the way to Rusizi in the south of Lake Kivu.

The trail gently curves back and forth as it weaves through hills and mountains beside the lake with eucalyptus trees lining the road and every inch of the hills seemingly terraced with bananas.

For adventurous travellers, an exciting way to explore Rwanda is a kayaking tour on Lake Kivu, or mountain biking or hiking one of the 6 off-the-beaten path stages of the spectacular Congo Nile Trail.

Learn more and book your experience HERE

Lake Kivu

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