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Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Reviewed today via mobile

The chef, the staff, the manager all know their repetitive clients, always good staying their. food and service are all so good. Only thing is we dont have bathtabs but showers, hope you think of having some bathtabs, these would be great for weekends with...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank farahguidine
Reviewed July 2, 2019

The lake looks amazing and definitely different at different times of day. there are a large number of sit out and restaurants on the banks of this lake to suit different taste buds. However, there are no organised tours on the lake, except for a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Parolekar
Reviewed June 16, 2019

Though no much activities around the lake, it is one place to sit on the shore and relax and enjoy a beer or a glass of wine especially if you are staying at the Ihusi Hotel in DRC. The view is very beautiful especially from...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Cruiser_71LSK
Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

Lake kivu is so massive, the expanse is almost 45 kns and looks like a sea. There are number of resorts both in drc and rwanda on the banks of lake kivu offering excellent multi cuisine options. A must visit for all.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

Enormous body of water, but still one of the smallest of the Great Lakes. Located between the DRC and Rwanda. Had 2 crossings in a traditional boat, from Goma to Tchegera Island and back. Rough weather makes a boat trip, well let's say interesting.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank PeterD218
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Crossing Lake Kivu, from Goma to Bukavu is a very exciting experience. The ferry takes almost 3 hours and the ticket costs US$50 with a regular luggage piece allowance (i.e. 10 kg). The whole experience is unique. Right from the boarding in a very crowded...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ruben M
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

Lake Kivu is poisonous due to the volcano a short distance away. That being said, the lake is beautiful to look at, and worth spending time enjoying. Many of the passenger ferries leaving Goma did not look in the best of condition, pick your craft...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ScampinIzzy
Reviewed September 30, 2018

The lake is really nice with several islands scatter along its length. I used the fast ferry which is good on a smooth day a daredevil trip in rough water!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dave A
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Lake Kivu is a beautiful peaceful lake in Goma. Locals fish in their boats along with canoeing, jet skiing and people who swim in the lake. I would not swim in the lake as inviting as it looks, who knows what you might end up...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bea3B
Reviewed February 20, 2018

Lake was very calm and the trip was comfortable. There are also jetskis and kite surfing opportunities

Date of experience: February 2018
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