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lake kivu

Lake Kivu

Lake Kivu


Lake Kivu, a gigantic body of water that borders the entire western side of the country, is a must-see on your trip to Rwanda.

Lake Kivu, shared by Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, is part of the Great Lakes of Africa with an area of 2700km2 and a depth of 485m.

Take a boat or a canoe kayak for a ride at dusk to watch the sun set over the lake, and to see the lantern fishermen who spend the night on the lake to bring in fresh fish at around 7am.

At dawn and dusk you will hear the fishermen singing in unison as they paddle the lake.


This is an experience you must have at all costs. 

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