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Lake Kivu

Rwanda
+250 783 811 918
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Great view but nothing to do

Average lake depth is almost 800ft. with no visibility. Depending on where you stay there is little... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Mat2818
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Joshua Tree, California
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Lake Kivu...Great!

Very relaxing environment, good for a weekend away Boat ride to the nearby islands were great... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2017
Nigel P
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1 - 10 of 35 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Average lake depth is almost 800ft. with no visibility. Depending on where you stay there is little to do other than a boat ride and looking at the lake. No beach.

Thank Mat2818
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Very relaxing environment, good for a weekend away Boat ride to the nearby islands were great, which included a hike to the peak of them

Thank Nigel P
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

Very pretty lake, with many islands and small fishing boats. Many kingfishers and cormorants, plus some birds of prey. Went to the bat island and saw loads of bats flying around overhead. Also went to one of the inhabited islands and wandered around speaking to...More

1  Thank gemma l
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

Nice to see and get relax We can get kivu from Kigali by 3 hrs road journey Road id good Boating as per our requirements we can use how ever we need.. 2 hrs for 25000 RWF we paid.

1  Thank Muthu K
Reviewed February 23, 2017

I stayed in Kibuye and took a half-day boat ride to 'chapeau de Napoleon' island. The views are lovely and the temperature was perfect for a refreshing dip in the lake. Very picturesque and peacefully quiet,

Thank Marc L
Reviewed February 19, 2017

I am glad to see the beautiful fishing boat and see different kinds of fishing method. There are small two hot-spring nearby, admission fee is needed. One deaf woman stationed at the hotspring will offer you massage with the mud. The fisherman village are charming...More

Thank 954hungg
Reviewed February 17, 2017

A 4 hour road trip from Kigali took me to Rubavu (previously known as Gisenyi). One could see Goma (DRC) from Rubavu and Bukavo (DRC) from Cyangugu on the far southern part of the Lake. I prefer Rubavo/Gisenyi. The lake is very serene, boat rides...More

Thank Qutedoc
Reviewed August 16, 2016

I went to both Gisenyi and Kibuye to spend a weekend on Lake Kivu. If you only have time for one, go to Gisenyi - there's more to do there.

1  Thank TravellingHK
Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

I spent a day at Lake Kivu in November 2015 and had a wonderful time. The lake is huge. I especially enjoyed the small, sardine like fish that seemed to be a specialty of the restaurant by the Lake side.

Thank SD2019
Reviewed April 25, 2016

This place is perfect, quiet, peaceful, and so, so beautiful. Beach areas, restaurants (and hotels if you feel like staying, boat rides, views of the Congo. Definitely worth going to.

1  Thank nkm615
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