Lake Kivu

Lake Kivu is one of the African great lakes which lies on the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. It is one of the two smallest African great lakes but is the third deepest and sits at the highest altitude. It was formed by volcanic activity about 4 million years ago. It is surrounded by magnificent mountains and has deep emerald green waters covering a surface area of 2700 km2. it is Rwanda’s largest lake and the sixth largest in Africa.


The lake is often referred to as a `killer lake’ because it contains large quantities of methane gases, which could erupt posing grave danger to the surrounding communities 

The birdlife of Lake Kivu is prolific with kingfishers, pelicans and cranes all gracing its shores.

  • Kayaking and Water Sports
  • Boat Cruises
  • Sport Fishing
  • Island Hopping and Coffee
  • Mountain Biking and Hiking
  • Birding
  • The Singing Fishermen


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