This is a leisure part of the Rwanda that no one can afford to miss. Lake Kivu offers stunning and beautiful sceneries of the hillsides plunging into the lake. We encourage you to make a Rwanda safari and extend it to this breathtaking place.
I guess when I talk about tourist attractions; lakes, rivers, mountains , forests and wildlife come into your mind but now am talking about Africa’s fourth largest lake which is none other than the hilarious lake Kivu. When you reach this magnificent scenic site, you will truly appreciate the beauty and a breathtaking atmosphere that is availed. The lake is found nowhere else but in the little land of East Africa, Rwanda bordering DRC Congo. Though its found on the boarder of these 2 countries, the largest part of lake Kivu lies in Rwanda about 4790 meters above sea level and it covers an area of about 2700 square kilometers. It’s fresh waters are poured into the Ruzizi river flowing south wards into lake Tanganyika. This makes it a unique feature on Africa’s map and its the main reason for an increase in Rwanda Safaris.
The lake harbours wonderful islands that surround it providing a beautiful scenery and a breathtaking atmosphere for relaxation. These adventurous sceneries can spice up your safari and they include;- Goma, Gisenyi, Bukavu, kibuye, Cyangungu, Goma and Bukavu. The most interesting part of the lake is its astonishing beaches and resorts with Gisenyi beach that lies on the border of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo acting as the most prominent to tourists. While at the lake, the fun is constant especially while on the Rwanda side because of the additional tour to the surrounding cities of Bukavu, Kibuye and Cyangungu.Relax at these amazing beaches in their beautiful palm trees. A lot of fan comes your way when you go for a cultural tour where you will get a chance of meeting the local people with a rich cultural lifestyle.
While at the lake, you won’t miss to relax on the boat cruise that takes you around as you embrace the beautiful views of the virunga volcanoes that lie north of the place. Other great sceneries that are exposed to you as you sail on the good-looking waters include views of the surrounding villages.These give you a clear idea of a true African lifestyle and truly,its one of the things that you wont forget on your Rwanda Safari. If you got time, you can also make a visit to the methane gas mines used to boost Rwanda’s energy industry and appreciate African’s creativity.
After lunch,it is common that one may need something to relax and for sure,an evening spent at Lake Kivu is worth it. Have a memorable experience of fishing Nile perch while taking the cool afternoon breeze at this hilarious lake. Kayaking is also at your disposal to feel the wrath of these fresh waters. This may be included on your safari itinerary but you may be require to pay a fee to enjoy some of the activities. Bird watching at the lake shore just wraps up your Rwanda Safari as you get to listen to the sounds of the pelicans, crowned cranes, malachite king fishers and many more.
Now the interesting part is here, the accommodation around the lake is just worthy a must visit to everyone. This is because of the classy,elegant rooms and suites at the Serena hotels of Rwanda, the Gisenyi resort beach and the Moriah hill resort in kibuye. They just offer a wonderful and memorable accommodation experience, catering for luxury, mid range and budget clients. When you think of a memorable Safari in this God gifted country of Rwanda, then look no further but the hilarious lake kivu because it’s just worth to visit.