Visit Lake Kivu Rwanda Largest Rift Valley Lake

What to do and see at Lake Kivu Rwanda

Lake Kivu Rwanda is as silver as diamond flames and the atmosphere offer a beautifully mouth watering zone to sight at the clear depths soothing still, with a welcoming ‘plopping’ sound syndicating fish breaking the surface and ripples widening out. Lake Kivu forms a huge fresh calm water basin with an occasional ripple Surrouned by a beautiful variety of diverse trees engrossing along the Africa’s Great Rift Valley to form the largest fresh Rift Valley Lake which ranked to be the nineth mean depth and eighteenth deepest lake by maximum depth in the whole world.

It’s approximately 90km with the total cover surface area of 2,700km2 , the surface sits high above the sea level height of about 1,460meters. The Sea breezes formulate fresh air and overwhelming cool gushes of wind blowing past the bending kivu vegetation provoking the trees to yawn and some times sleep offering a perfect destination wilderness zone for a picnic at Lake Kivu.

Lake Kivu Rwanda Largest RiverThe lake protects Idjwi Island the world’s tenth largest island on the lake with in the bordering of Virunga national park with the others that including Napoleon, Amahora among others. Lake kivu’s bed can be explained geologically to be a creek bed sitting in the riftvalley that is continuously being pulled apart by the earths disintergration caused by the volcanic activity in the region.

The lake came to attention when it became a dumping ground for the dead bodies during the genocide and also because of its 65km2 methane gas which can be burnt over a year and give 100gigwatts that can be used to generate power in the country and also Rwanda to sell power to the neighboring countries.

It’s a beautiful lake where the sky reflects on the water bodies with a nearby route between Nyungwe forest national park and Volcano national Park with the road gently curved, hills, mountains and cultivated lands. There are different activities carried at the lake Kivu.

What to do and see at Lake Kivu Rwanda

The serenity of lake Kivu is a must visit to those who want to feel and discover the unexploited virgin lands in the Pearl of Africa, the nearby swampy regions are with fine short green grass reserved for those who want to relax and feel the wrath of kivu lake. A sweet aroma awaits for you to unleash and adventure on your Rwanda Safari. We have been to Rwanda, we travel more often to Kivu to keep update and track of the best touristic zones and activities in the region.

To summarise it, For an authetic Safari Rwanda, Consider customising your Safari budget to include lake Kivu on your finnest top listings to adventure in and turn your holiday into a life storry on the country side as you come to sight at the Rwanda Gorilla Safaris, Mountain Hiking Rwanda Safaris, Forest Canopy walks, Golden Monkey tracking, Rwanda Cultural Tour Safaris, City excursions, Rwanda wildlife Safaris and many more. For those who might wish to stay for an overnight, accommodation is available; Lake Kivu Serena hotel, Gisenyi Public beach, Corcoran lodge.

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