Lake Kivu  is Rwanda’s largest lake and the sixth largest in Africa located  between Rwanda and Democrative republic of Congo .It has 3 major  fishing villages , Gisenyi/Rubavu, Kibuye and Cyangugu. Lake Kivu is surrounded by magnificent mountains and has deep emerald green waters. It covers a total surface area of 2,700 km with a height of 1,460 meters above sea level.It is also ranked among the world’s 20 deepest freshwater bodies.

Gishwati Forest hosts a  significant populations of chimpanzee, L’Hoest’s monkey and golden monkey, not to mention 120 bird species.


This town is located on the northern edge of Lake Kivu, making it the perfect place to relax after gorilla trekking experience.Here you can also enjoy water sports and other beach activities.

Kibuye or Karongi

Is probably the prettiest of Lake Kivu’s towns. It’s  tropical spot surrounded by hills covered in pine and eucalyptus only a 100km south of Gisenyi. Among the excursions thats can be enjoyed here includes Boat rides, visit the genocide church and enjoy an amazing sun downer.

The lake can easily be accessed by air and by road .Accommodation varies from budget ,mid range to luxury hotels.

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