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Lake Kivu

Rwanda
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“serena hotel” (3 reviews)
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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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Reviewed March 12, 2016

A tranquil area where you can have lunch and enjoy the views of the lake and surrounding hills. There aren't many things to do but worth a visit if you have time on your hand.

2  Thank Nomad_alpha
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Reviewed December 26, 2015

We visited Lake Kivu from Gysenyi (Rwanda) side. You can find public and private beaches. During the week, on the public beach there are not many people taking a bath, so you can enjoy it like a private one. You can have a boat trip...More

2  Thank rebe_cluj
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Reviewed December 21, 2015

We drove the full length of lake Kivu - the road is currently under construction and is impassible wthout a 4x4 as there are large pools of water. It was definitely worth a look and amazingly large.

Thank Kieran E
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Reviewed December 8, 2015

Lake Kivu is probably the safest lake in Africa. With crystal clear, deep blue waters and no hippos or crocs, you can swim and explore, discover and now you can also journey in modern sea kayaks along its verdant shores. And sea kayaking has to...More

Thank Steve V
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Reviewed September 30, 2015

it is an awesome place to visit, you can swim in the lake and have a boat ride within the lake it good for a family visit where children can enjoy the small beach and warm water

Thank liloh422
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Reviewed September 27, 2015

We went there as a couple for a few days (but also great place to stay as a family). We stayed in the beautifully decorated African Bungalows at the Waterfront Resort at Lake Kivu. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend...More

1  Thank Nadiniii
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Reviewed September 10, 2015

this place is on the border of D R Congo & Rwanda. around 4 hour journey from Kigali, went there just to experience the countryside of Rwanda. this fresh water lake is huge and like a sea

Thank PrasantBhansaali
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Reviewed August 9, 2015

Gorgeous lake and wonderful experience.One really cannot believe that Gisenyi is just across the border from Goma. Recommend visiting Paradis Malahide, a wonderful spot on the water with great food.

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Reviewed March 29, 2015

Rwanda is one of the cleanest countries in Africa. It is very safe too. You can walk at the beach and no one bothers you. Very relaxing. There is not a lot of variety for food but fish is fresh and made delicious.

1  Thank Niloofar K
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