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Address: Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Superb Hotel with natural view and climate

It's nice hotel in the victinity of Goma. Lodge have 24 rooms with all facilities. Old furnitures and decor but good. Equipped with swimming; garden; restaurant etc.. Sports... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
ZONGO
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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's nice hotel in the victinity of Goma. Lodge have 24 rooms with all facilities. Old furnitures and decor but good. Equipped with swimming; garden; restaurant etc.. Sports activities at lodge is NIL. You will miss the same. Might be they are constructing the same. No ac at room. Cool weather due to lake kivu is adjacent to lodge.

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Thank ZONGO
Washington DC
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If Lac Leman was on the equator it might look like this. Surprisingly cool, with sudden, sweeping thunderstorms. Beautiful serene scenes of fishing boats rocking on the water. Fast and slow ferries link Goma in the north to Bukavu in the south - between 3 and 6 hours (or longer, depending). Very relaxing trip.

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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful, tranquil respite after the hustle and dustiness of Goma. This horse shoe shaped volcanic island has luxury camp with magnificent setting about 15 mins boat ride from the harbor. A perfect spot to relax if you have hiked up the volcano or gone on a gorilla trek in Virunga NP.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

What a massive lake, it looks more like an ocean. Ferry and catamarans cross on regular basis, would highly recommend the catamaran .

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Santa Fe, NM
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We took an overnight boat from Goma to Bukavu last month in order to maximize our time in the national parks for gorilla trekking. Our excellent guide, Emmanuel of Okapi Tours and Travel, made the boat reservations and managed to get us a cabin with two bunks. That provided a very nice rest between treks. The boat was calm and... More 

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Kigali, Rwanda
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

though there isn't that much to do if an event isn't happening, lake kivu is a great place for a weekend getaway from the city!

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Luanda, Angola
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

We stayed both in Goma (DRC) and Kibuye (Rwanda) when visiting the lake. It offers some of the most spectacular sunrises I have every seen. The water in Kibuye was clear and warm and my girlfriend probably said "this is so beautiful" half a million times in two days. We used Kivu Travel to book our accommodation and they did... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Beautiful lake. There are many hotels in Goma and Gisenyi that flank either side of Lake Kivu. Beautiful sunsets. Nice place to unwind and relax

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Brazil
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29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Some people say you are not supposed to swim in it on the congolese side, but I have seen locals swimming. I took the express boat from Goma to Bukavu

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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219 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

It's beautiful, that's for sure. I just don't know how clean it is. People throw a ton of trash from the boats into the lake and it scared me from swimming and eating the fish.

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