Rwanda Safari holiday on Lake Kivu.
While Visiting Rwanda for Either primate Safaris or Relaxation on Lake Kivu. Dont miss to visit lake kivu with primate safaris Rwanda to enjoy the boat cruise and visiting fishing villages.
Lake Kivu is a fresh water lake and, along with Cameroonian Lake Nyos and Lake Monoun, is one of three that undergo limnic eruptions and it is one of the African Great Lakes. It lies on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda, and is in the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift. Lake Kivu empties into the Ruzizi River, which flows southwards into Lake Tanganyika.
The lake covers a total surface area of some 2,700 km2 (1,040 sq. mi) and stands at a height of 1,460 metres (4,790 ft) above sea level. Some 1 370 km2 or 58 percent of the lake’s waters lie within DRC borders. The lake bed sits upon a rift valley that is slowly being pulled apart, causing volcanic activity in the area, and making it particularly deep: its maximum depth of 480 m (1,575 ft) is ranked eighteenth in the world. It lies on the boundaries of Virunga National Park; while settlements on its shore include Bukavu, Kabare, Kalehe, Sake, and Goma in Congo, and Gisenyi, Kibuye, and Cyangugu in Rwanda.
Gisenyi is a city in Rubavu district in Rwanda’s Western Province. Gisenyi is contiguous with Goma, the city across the border in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The city features a resort on the shores of Lake Kivu, with several hotels and three sandy beaches. The area is also known for water sports. The northern shore of the lake on which Goma and Gisenyi lie is a flat plain featuring lava formations from the eruptions of nearby Mount Nyiragongo. Drive part of the spectacular Congo Nile Trail, bird watching in Gishwati forest, visit Rosamond Carr/ Imbabazi flower farm, go caving, take a Batwa community dancing pots tour, or a city tour of Gisenyi.
Kibuye is a city in Karongi District, and the headquarters of the Western Province in Rwanda. Kibuye is a beautiful city in Rwanda located on the eastern side of Lake Kivu in Western Province. It is the capital of the Western Province. The distance from Kigali to Kibuye by road is 128.5Km. It typically takes around 2 hours to travel from Kigali to Kibuye by road.
Things to do and places to see
there are many things that you can do and places that you can visit in Kibuye if you want to have a good time. Lake Kivu provides a great scene for tourists. You can take a boat ride on the lake to enjoy the great scene as well as a cool breeze. Bisesero Genocide Memorial with breathtaking views of the lake, Congo Nile Parish Catholic Church Rutsiro (where the first bishop was based), night fishing, Napoleon’s Island with a colony of fruit bats and birds, Amahoro Island restaurant just some of the delights found in and near this small resort town. This is a perfect way to relax. If you love swimming, you can enjoy yourself by swimming at the shores of the lake. You can also learn more about the dark history of Rwanda by visits the Genocide Memorial.
Hotels in Kibuye
There are so many cheap hotels in Kibuye. If you are not so concerned about your traveling budget, you will also find many luxury hotels in Kibuye. Examples of Kibuye hotels with stunning rooms that provide awesome views from their balconies include the Nyenyeli Holiday Hotel, the Bethany Hotel, Moriah Hill Resort among others. Book your hotel now via Travel.jumia.com for great deals and discount.
Cyangugu (formerly Shangugu) is a city and capital of the Rusizi District in Western Province, Rwanda. The city lies at the southern end of Lake Kivu, and is contiguous with Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, but separated from it by the Ruzizi River. Two bridges and a dam cross the river frontier. The settlement has two main areas: Cyangugu itself is the low-density district on the lake shore, while Kamembe, the higher density industrial and transport centre is further inland and to the north. Kamembe Airport serves the city with flights 11 times a week to Kigali.
The city lies near Nyungwe Forest, a popular tourist destination, being one of the last remaining forest areas of Rwanda and home to chimpanzees and many other species of primate.
Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
Lake Kivu Serena Hotel is located just 3 km from the centre of Gisenyi. The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant and an on-site bar.
Free Wi-Fi is available in the rooms and each room comes equipped with a satellite TV, a kettle and private bathroom. Certain units include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Guests can enjoy a meal at the hotel’s restaurant and enjoy a drink at the bar. There is a 24-hour front desk and airport transfers can be arranged upon request at a charge. The shores of Lake Kivu are 100 m from the hotel, while the Kigali International Airport is 160 km away.http://www.africanjourneys.co.uk/rwanda-safari-holiday-on-lake-kivu/News