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Address: Rwanda
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Beautiful place to visit

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 August 2016
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

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.

1 Thank TravellingHK
Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

I spent a day at Lake Kivu in November 2015 and had a wonderful time. The lake is huge. I especially enjoyed the small, sardine like fish that seemed to be a specialty of the restaurant by the Lake side.

Thank SD2019
Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

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.

1 Thank nkm615
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

A tranquil area where you can have lunch and enjoy the views of the lake and surrounding hills. There aren't many things to do but worth a visit if you have time on your hand.

2 Thank Nomad_alpha
Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

We visited Lake Kivu from Gysenyi (Rwanda) side. You can find public and private beaches. During the week, on the public beach there are not many people taking a bath, so you can enjoy it like a private one. You can have a boat trip on the lake from the hulk. Serena beach is very nice, you can enjoy there... More 

2 Thank rebe_cluj
Kigali, Rwanda
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

We drove the full length of lake Kivu - the road is currently under construction and is impassible wthout a 4x4 as there are large pools of water. It was definitely worth a look and amazingly large.

Thank Kieran E
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

Lake Kivu is probably the safest lake in Africa. With crystal clear, deep blue waters and no hippos or crocs, you can swim and explore, discover and now you can also journey in modern sea kayaks along its verdant shores. And sea kayaking has to be the best way to see Lake Kivu!

Thank Steve V
Nairobi Region, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

it is an awesome place to visit, you can swim in the lake and have a boat ride within the lake it good for a family visit where children can enjoy the small beach and warm water

Thank liloh422
Thun, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

We went there as a couple for a few days (but also great place to stay as a family). We stayed in the beautifully decorated African Bungalows at the Waterfront Resort at Lake Kivu. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this place!! It is very relaxing and inspiring!

Thank Nadiniii
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

this place is on the border of D R Congo & Rwanda. around 4 hour journey from Kigali, went there just to experience the countryside of Rwanda. this fresh water lake is huge and like a sea

Thank PrasantBhansaali

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