Lake Kivu

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Making the west border of Rwanda, Lake Kivu brings you magnificent views, surrounded with mountainous terrain and cover with beautiful islands a beautiful location to visit in Rwanda.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    • Activity Level Leisurely
    All about the Lake Kivu.

    With a total surface area of 2,700 km and standing at a height of 1,460 meters above sea level, Lake Kivu is surrounded by magnificent mountains and has deep emerald green waters.

    About 110km from Kigali, the road to Karongi is paved and in good condition with facilitate visitor to access the tremendous beauty.

    Located in Karongi which is one of the most relaxing and romantic places in Rwanda, it’s an ideal place to enjoy lakeside recreation.

    A picturesque lakeside resort town, there are ample beaches with crystal clear water of Lake Kivu. Along with modern water sport facilities, traditional boats can be used for exciting nature discovery tours and authentic experiences within local Rwandan daily life. Visitors can take boat rides from many of the local hotels visiting Napoleon’s Island (home to a colony of fruit bats) and dine at the Amahoro Island restaurants and even go night fishing with locals

    Adventure awaits at Karongi with opportunities to hike and bike the Congo Nile Trail, visit the Congo Nile Divide watershed, have a taste of the ‘crop to cup’ coffee and tea experiences within the local community, or visit the moving Bisesero Genocide Memorial with breathtaking views of the lake.