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Well worth the drive.

The road is nice and beautiful, tea plantations and ladies carrying any and everything on their... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
InternationalKG
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Portland, Oregon
Wow!

Streets are super clean and safe! Beaches are also clean (we actually saw locals cleaning the beach... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Anzel d
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Vereeniging, South Africa
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“boat ride” (5 reviews)
“lake” (24 reviews)
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Kibuye, Rwanda
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The road is nice and beautiful, tea plantations and ladies carrying any and everything on their heads. The vast and beautiful lake is good for a swim or a boat ride. You must eat with your fingers a tilapia, grilled and fresh from the lake....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Streets are super clean and safe! Beaches are also clean (we actually saw locals cleaning the beach one morning) and nice to take a walk on. Depending on where you swim it’s good to know if it’s a good spot to leave you’re stuff on...More

1  Thank Anzel d
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Reviewed June 29, 2018

There's plenty of things to do: kayaking, boat tours, lounging at the beach, etc. And you can do it from Gisenyi, Kibuye, or Kamembe.

1  Thank brooketerry083
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

The lake is so big that at times it seems like a sea. It is a dynamic sight because of small hills in and around it.

2  Thank MahaBosman
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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

We travelled to Lake Kivu from Kigali in the morning and returned late afternoon. We went there by local bus and back by private taxi. The lake was a lovely surprise. Our taxi driver advised us not to go to any of the hotels in...More

3  Thank Des1963
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

The lake is safe to swim in - we were at Kibuye and took boat trips out to the islands to see colonies of bats and then swim in the clear waters. There are fishermen on the lake with interesting boats to look at and...More

Thank Thomas John C
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

I went on a Day Trip of Lake Kivu on 06th January 2018 with a friend. a great experience to have. I was very very impressed. It's large like a sea. very calm water. but i wear a life jacket.

1  Thank Lion Dharshana W
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Reviewed January 17, 2018

We went on a day trip from Kigali (3hr car ride each way) organised by Satguru travel agency. Time spent mainly at Serena Hotel beach. Good day but there needs to be more clarity between the hotel/Satguru and clients as to what is involved. Light...More

Thank jswift13
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Reviewed August 17, 2017 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.

1  Thank Mat2818
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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
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Penelopie H
May 10, 2018|
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Response from Thomas John C | Reviewed this property |
Take the public bus from Kigali. Buses are excellent. Several different companies. I used Capital express I think. About 3 dollars for a ticket. 3 hour ride from Kigali to Kibuye. Roads are safe, drivers are safe. Timetables... More
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