A waterfront city on the shores of Lake Kivu, Rubavu is an hour away from the Volcanoes National Park, and makes a exact stopover on the way to or from Nyungwe, or someplace to loosen up after gorilla tracking.
Rubavu, as nicely as different spots alongside Lake Kivu, has pink sandy beaches, warm, easy water and an easygoing tropical character.
It is a magnificent area to unwind, soak up the tranquil vibe, watch the birds and revel in a variety of watersports.
Inland, old colonial buildings stand on palm-lined avenues, kept company by various banks, hotels and offices.
The city marks the beginning of the Congo Nile Trail, which extends 227km south to Rusizi. The trail can be enjoyed on foot or by mountain bike, with endless lake views, friendly hamlets, fishermen at work and women clothed in striking prints going about their daily lives.
With many tea and coffee plantations around Rubavu, as well as bird and primates to see in the new Gishwati-Mukura National Park, the area has something for everyone.
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