Western Province

If you’re surprised that Rwanda has a beach – you’re not alone. Rubavu (also known as Gisenyi) is a waterfront town located on the shores of Lake Kivu, one Africa’s great bodies of water. At only an hour away from Volcanoes National Park, Rubavu is a great way to unwind after trekking adventures.

Rubavu marks the beginning of the Congo Nile Trail, which extends 227 km to Rusizi, and has plenty of biking and hiking trails to fulfill those who crave the some more adventure. Rubavu is also known for its agrotourism experiences, with many tea and coffee plantations nearby.

Best Season:All year around
Popular Location: Lake Kivu

Western Province

What to see in the west

    Lake Kivu

    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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