LAKE KIVU AND GORILLA TRACKING EXPERIENCE IN RWANDA
Lake Kivu is 2,300km east of Lake Nyos, straddling the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda. Lying at 4,790 feet (1,460 m) above sea level, it occupies 1,040 square miles (2,700 square km) and is 55 miles (90 km) long (north-south) and 30 miles wide (east-west). From an average depth of 722 feet (220 m), it plunges to a maximum of 1,558 feet (475 m). Lake Kivu has panoramas of picturesque with green-terraced hills that surround it,
Drive three hours west of Kigali and you’ll hit Lake Kivu, one of Africa’s Great Lakes. Dotting its foreshore are laidback resorts such as Karongi and Rubavu, which have beaches, water sports and nature tours. Rubavu is also the start of the 227-kilometre-long Congo Nile Trail, a scenic track that can be hiked in 10 days or cycled in five.
The Lake Kivu basin also has one of the highest population densities in African Great Lakes. Its home to about 2 million people, including several refugee camps. The area is also an important transport corridor for fish, produce, and other goods between Rwanda and the DRC
Therefore the renowned place is a good center upon which you can relax after a long day of gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park or any optional activity in Nyungwe forest National Park. Thus gorilla trekking which is the most thrilling activity that most travelers to Rwanda seek to experience, Lake Kivu offers you another experience off the jungle life where you get to enjoy life on the lake and shores, you can choose to go for sport fishing on the lake, Wind surfing/ Swimming on the lake since its bilharzia free, No crocodiles and hippos hence giving you perfect time.
The place is as well a 45minute drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park which makes it as well an optional resting place for visitors giving you beautiful views of the sunset. Relax and mingle with the neighboring community and add on to your history and storytelling for your safari.
More so Lake Kivu is blessed with three historical towns distanced from each other within a range between 3-4hours which include, Kibuye(Karongi), Cyangugu(Rusizi) and Giseny(Rubavu) which is the most busy and visited area around the Lake.
Book with Safari Vacations & Travel Services Ltd for an inquiry as we help you plan and secure the best memorable vacation to Rwanda or Uganda. Add a visit to Lake Kivu on your travel itinerary on a 3 day gorilla/5 day gorilla tracking tour experience and enjoy the beautiful nature of East Africa.