Average lake depth is almost 800ft. with no visibility. Depending on where you stay there is little to do other than a boat ride and looking at the lake. No beach.
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Very pretty lake, with many islands and small fishing boats. Many kingfishers and cormorants, plus some birds of prey. Went to the bat island and saw loads of bats flying around overhead. Also went to one of the inhabited islands and wandered around speaking to...More
I stayed in Kibuye and took a half-day boat ride to 'chapeau de Napoleon' island. The views are lovely and the temperature was perfect for a refreshing dip in the lake. Very picturesque and peacefully quiet,
I am glad to see the beautiful fishing boat and see different kinds of fishing method. There are small two hot-spring nearby, admission fee is needed. One deaf woman stationed at the hotspring will offer you massage with the mud. The fisherman village are charming...More
A 4 hour road trip from Kigali took me to Rubavu (previously known as Gisenyi). One could see Goma (DRC) from Rubavu and Bukavo (DRC) from Cyangugu on the far southern part of the Lake. I prefer Rubavo/Gisenyi. The lake is very serene, boat rides...More
I went to both Gisenyi and Kibuye to spend a weekend on Lake Kivu. If you only have time for one, go to Gisenyi - there's more to do there.
This place is perfect, quiet, peaceful, and so, so beautiful. Beach areas, restaurants (and hotels if you feel like staying, boat rides, views of the Congo. Definitely worth going to.