Rwanda’s largest lake and Africa’s sixth largest, is part of the Great Rift Valley. Lake Kivu is beautified by the surrounding mountains and the deep emerald green waters, providing a very calm area to relax.



This gives you a chance to explore the countryside on a bike to have the most authentic and incredible activities along the way. A 227 km Congo-Nile trail is arguably the best running parallel to the Eastern shore of Lake Kivu. The journey takes roughly 5 days; however, it is also possible to participate in single stages. Rubavu is the starting point ending in Rusizi.


Wonderfully immerse yourself across the coastline of Lake Kivu by paddling, and gently enjoy the mountainous backdrop and water tranquility. Free from hippos, crocodiles make it safe with a clear, pristine irregular shoreline archipelago. 


Experience and learn the art of picking tea leaves, take a cup of coffee just on the shores of Lake Kivu. Meet the local farmers who participate in gardening in haggling the rippling hills at the nyungwe forest’s western fringes. This is Rwanda’s most stunning stretch of Rwanda’s tea.

Iconic resort towns

Rusizi– is about an hour’s drive from nyungwe forest national park making it the closest town.

Rubavu– an hour’s drive from volcanoes national park, this large town is at the north edge of Lake Kivu. The waterfront is lined with trendy bars and hotels for sundowner cocktails on the lake shores.

Karongi/kibuye– Enjoy the fishermen singing both at dawn and dusk, halfway along the lake is the popular beach resort beautified by the green hills and vegetation . Cruise on the lake, have a chance for sunset and sunrise photography.