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Massive Majestic Lake

Lake Kivu is a beautiful peaceful lake in Goma. Locals fish in their boats along with canoeing, jet... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bea B
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Relaxing lake trip

Lake was very calm and the trip was comfortable. There are also jetskis and kite surfing... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
Carlo T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lake Kivu is a beautiful peaceful lake in Goma. Locals fish in their boats along with canoeing, jet skiing and people who swim in the lake. I would not swim in the lake as inviting as it looks, who knows what you might end up...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Lake was very calm and the trip was comfortable. There are also jetskis and kite surfing opportunities

Thank Carlo T
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

The lake has a beautiful view and lovely birds. Whether watching from a restaurant or a ferry boat, it is a highlight of a visit to Goma.

1  Thank bosphorus104
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

This lake is beautiful but it is also full of methane gas. The Rwandan government is pumping it out and using it for fuel. I was told that the fish in the lake are very small because of the gas. I didn't see any recreational...More

2  Thank Jrcrn285
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This is a beautiful lake, We stayed at the Lac Kivu Lodge and at Tchegera Island Camp, both places were beautiful and the food was excellent. At Tchegera Island Camp you can swim in the lake and Kajak. Really worth the visit.

1  Thank Celine R
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Wifey and I had set out to go swim at Kivu until we learned it was 400m deep. I'm not a great swimmer and she's all I've got. No way I was letting us in that water but it was great to be just by...More

1  Thank Mayowa O
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Enjoy the wonderful landscape by sitting on its shore. Breathtaking and relaxing spot. I never actually swum in the Lake but many people I know who did it who caught skin or lung diseases.

Thank Nadia B
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Whenever you look at this lake you'd swear you were by the sea. Some portions are littered with all sorts of garbage and others are semi-clean. If you can stay anywhere along the lake do so. For great sunsets head to Lake Kivu Lodge or...More

2  Thank Koritsaki
Reviewed 7 March 2017

you can find a lot of places in Goma, DRC that offer food and views to this lake which is incredible and peaceful.

1  Thank joseu1
Reviewed 15 February 2017

this lake with his islands, it is a beautyful gift from God. Ijwi is one of his island the second bigest island in africa, just behind Madagascar. Chegera also is another beutyful island you should visit during the tryp on the lake.

1  Thank Omari N
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