Lake Kivu is the biggest water body in Rwanda. The steep terraced hills direct you to the beautiful lake shore and the nearby three towns known as Cyangugu, Kibuye as well as Gisenyi. It’s one perfect place to visit as you will swim, relax or perhaps take a boat ride to see the islands that surround the lake. You will get a chance to see the village setting that will be rewarding for your tour in Rwanda. You will catch a glance at the Nyiragongo Volcano in Congo, it’s said that it’s the only active Volcano in Africa.
Cyangugu, Kibuye and Gisenyi are tour spots for tourist to Parc National Des Volcanoes for trekking the gorillas. These places are also amazing for unwinding after the gorilla trek. Gisenyi town is situated on the Northern part of Lake Kivu and it offers various chances for water sport activities such as fishing, swimming and many others.Kibuye is positioned on the southern part of lake Kivu.Th town has fascinating grottoes of Nyenji, Kaboza as well as the thermal waters at Nyakabuye. Rugege Forest is a home to rare species of wildlife and it’s adjacent to Kibuye town.
Gisenyi and Kibuya are linked by a broad roller-coster road that drops through the verdant plantain grounds and remnant patches of foggy rainforest to provide sweeping sceneries over the shining lake. A charter boat is also accessible and carries out transfers from one place to another.
Apart from the water activities, additional tourist activities to participant in around the lake include bird watching; you will get an opportunity to see various species of birds such as malachite kingfishers, crowned cranes, pelicans and many more.