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Attractions and Things to do on Lake Kivu, Are you a beach person? Do you love African Lakes? Spend your romantic days at the dreamy Lakeside of Kivu. Lake Kivu is Part of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, Lake Kivu in the west of Rwanda is surrounded by magnificent mountains and has deep emerald green waters covering a surface area of 2,700 km2. It is Rwanda’s largest lake and the sixth-largest in Africa. It lies on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda and is in the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift.
Lake Kivu empties into the Ruzizi River, which flows southwards into Lake Tanganyika. Lake Kivu is one of the best places to visit in Rwanda on your holiday, worthy getaway such as sun, sand, surf, delicious local cuisine, interesting cultural sites, and, most importantly, potent cocktails. Eco Adventure Safaris will build your own customized honeymoon package combining all your desired wants.
Things to do on Lake Kivu?
Kayaking on Lake Kivu
Kayaking is one of the best things you can do at Lake Kivu. Exploring the coastline of Lake Kivu by kayak is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the scenery, gazing up at the mountainous backdrop from the tranquility of the water. Birds dart in and out of the bushes whilst fisherman mend their nets on the shore in the daytime. At sunset, the local fishermen paddle out in unison, their rousing song carrying across the water, to return the next morning with their catch. You can do a sunset kayak with the singing fishermen and exploring the coffee islands, with an overnight stay on a plantation.
Relaxation on Sandy Beaches
For those that love beaches, Lake Kivu have resorts and beaches surrounding it where you can relax on your vacation with your partner. There are beach games you can participate in like football on the sand, volley ball as well as swimming. You will also enjoy fish and other local foods around.
Boat cruise on Lake Kivu
Going on a boat cruise is one of the ideas to spend your vacation on Lake Kivu, this gives you an opportunity to visit Islands such as Serene Islands and Amahoro Island, tea Plantations, Visit the coffee station, Fishing landsite and the Hot springs. You will also see birds on the shores as you transverse the Lake. The lake has no hippos and crocodiles.
Cycling around Lake Kivu
Rwanda with thousand hills is an excellent destination for off-the-beaten-track cycling, with almost endless trails and roads crisscrossing the territory. Exploring Rwanda’s countryside on a bike is an authentic and rewarding way to interact with the rural population, with a huge dose of natural beauty. The greatest route is the Congo Nile Trail, a 227km itinerary which runs roughly parallel to the eastern shore of Lake Kivu. Starting in Rubavu and ending in Rusizi, the journey takes about five days, although it is possible to do single stages for those with less time or dedication. Guided cycling is the best thing to do around Lake Kivu.
How to get to Lake Kivu
Lake Kivu is approximately 5 hours’ drive away from Kigali City. We shall organize for you a memorable road trip from Kigali to Lake Kivu for your honeymoon safari. Attractions and Things to do on Lake Kivu
Where to stay on Lake Kivu?
Most hotels around Lake Kivu are located on the shores and Sandy beaches overlooking the Lake. Some of the Hotels here include Lake Kivu Serena Hotel, Gorillas Lake Kivu Hotel, Palm Beach Resort Lake Kivu, Kivu Paradise Resort, Gome Serena Hotel. Expect to be treated like a celeb at this ultra-luxe retreat hotels they range from budget to Luxury and prices differ, kindly contact us to book your accommodation at Lake Kivu in Rwanda
Why book your trip to Lake Kivu with Eco Adventure Safaris?
Eco Adventure Safaris offers best trip deals to Lake Kivu as well as gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda, Uganda and Congo. We combine gorilla trekking safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us about Attractions and Things to do on Lake Kivu.