Lake Kivu is the largest freshwater lake in Rwanda, shimmering in the Great Rift Valley. It is amongst the top 20 deepest freshwater lakes in the world, making this a stunning location for swimming and relaxation.
Steep terraced hills lead down to the picturesque lakeside and three resort towns, Gisenyi, Kibuye and Cyangugu.
Lake Kivu is an ideal location to relax, swim, or take a boat excursion past small lakeside villages, which offers a rare glimpse into rural life. White sandy beaches offer the perfect place from which to take in the beautiful surrounding landscapes.
If you’re feeling more adventurous, explore the local towns for a bit of culture!