Lake Kivu is a stunningly beautiful lake and an incredible place to visit. With no hippos or crocodiles and crystal clear, clean water, it is also one of the safest lakes in Africa. So come and explore, discover and journey along its interesting coastline. Watch unique fishing boats plying the water and find interesting villages as well as amazing birdlife set amongst true peace and tranquility. At only an hour away from Volcanoes National Park, Rubavu is a great way to unwind after trekking adventures. Rubavu marks the beginning of the Congo Nile Trail, which extends 227 km to Rusizi, and has plenty of biking and hiking trails to fulfill those who crave the some more adventure. Rubavu is also known for its agrotourism experiences, with many tea and coffee plantations nearby.

 the water has a pleasant surface temperature, ranging from 23°C to 27°C throughout the year. Water sportsSit on top kayaks are available to hire from Cormoran Lodge and Moriah Hills in Kibuye whilst sit on top kayaks a catamaran and jet-ski are also available at Serena Hotel in Gisenyi. Take a boat trip to visit one of the beautiful islands

  • Visit Napoleon Island near Kibuye, home to thousands of bats
  • Relax on the island from Paradis Malahide Hotel in Gisenyi
  • Visit the inhabitants of Bugarama and Nkomo Islands


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