Spending a Holiday on Lake Kivu in Rwanda, Lake Kivu is the largest water body in Rwanda and 6th largest on the African continent. The lake is surrounded by magnificent mountains offering an opportunity to spend your holiday relaxing at this beautiful landscape of Rwanda with Lake Kivu as a backdrop. Lake Kivu is surrounded by 3 major towns which include Gisenyi, Cyangugu and Kibuye best known for hosting many tourists who visit Rwanda and those in transit to DR Congo.
What to see and do on Lake Kivu in Rwanda
Visiting the Coffee farm on Nyamirundi Island
Nyamirundi Island is best known for its coffee growing and processing. At the Island you will have an opportunity to experience and learn how coffee is grown and processed in Rwanda. You will also get a chance to taste the locally processed and made coffee in Rwanda
A visit to the Imbabazi orphanage
The Imbabazi orphanage was established by the late Rosamond Carr to take care of the children who were left orphans by the terrible Rwandese genocide in 1994. Carr had lived in Rwanda for some time and was a close friend to Dian Fossey a mountain gorilla conservationist. The orphanage centre is home over 500 orphans.
Swimming and Beaches
Lake Kivu is a fresh water body that is crocodile free, hippo free and bilharzia free, this has attracted many to swim in it freely without fear. The lake has various beaches along its shores with fine sand for relaxing after a great swim.
Hiking and biking along Lake Kivu shores
With great views of Lake Kivu as a backdrop taking a walk and a hike at the shores of Lake Kivu with cool breezes from the waves will give you a remarkable and unforgettable experience.
How to get to Lake Kivu
The distance between Kigali and Lake Kivu is approximately 154 km. This can be accessed by road the roads leading to this town are of good quality and well maintained, the drive here takes approximately 3 to 4 hours from Kigali. Private cars are also available and can be hired for about $60 excluding fuel and a driver. However there is also an option to use public buses if you are travelling on a tight budget.
Where to stay during Spending a Holiday on Lake Kivu in Rwanda
Lodge options to stay in during Spending a Holiday on Lake Kivu in Rwanda range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Lodge options include Lake Kivu Hotel, Moriah Hill Resort, The Palm Beach Resort Lake Kivu and Lake Kivu Serena Hotel among others.
What is the best time to visit Lake Kivu in Rwanda?
Spending a Holiday on Lake Kivu in Rwanda is done throughout the year and the best time is during the dry months of June to September and December to February.
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