Lake Kivu is one of the Great lakes of Africa. It lies on the edge between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda, and is in the Albertine (western) Rift, a bit of the Great Rift Valley. Lake Kivu releases into the Ruzizi River, which streams southwards into Lake Tanganyika. It is the largest lake of Rwanda and sixth largest in Africa. Lake Kivu is also one of the world's single 3 detonating lakes. The lake is located amidst the shocking loads of the Rift Valley with the Virungas towards the north, its sporadic shores structure different inlets and landmasses and a swarm of forest flanked falls. Splash terraced slopes lead down to the beaautiful lake shore and the towns of Cyangugu, Kibuye and Gisenyi, which are stopping centers to loosen up, swim or take a watercraft excursion. Even though it is not known for its wildlife – just 28 fish species are thought to live here – Lake Kivu is a wonderful destination due to its dim blue waters and rich banks that are canvassed in greenery. Its location on the equator ensures the vicinity greenery can be savored the experience of all year, paying little heed to whether from the fore of a boat or along the beaach.
Lake Kivu is an all year destination, however the best time to visit is in the midst of the long dry season from June to September and the short dry season from mid-December to mid-February. In the midst of these months the atmosphere is perfect for sunbathing on the sandy shorelines, swimming in the lake, or getting a charge out of water-based activities.
Principal ports on Lake Kivu are easily accessible by roads. Rusizi is about 220km/5 hours southwest of Kigali by methods for Huye and Nyungwe National Park, while Karongi is 135km/2 hours west of Kigali and Rubavu is 155km/3 hours northwest by methods for Musanze. Recently, a 200kmsurfaced road has come up which links the three main ports to each other. RwandAiroperates a schedule flight between Kigali and Kamembe airport, just outside Rusizi.
The main attraction of Lake Kivu is undoubtedly, Lake Kivu itself with its great surrounding. You can spot 28 fish species in the lake. You can also visit the cities of Goma and Bukavu which are urban communities on the shores of the lake.