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Lake Kivu In Rwanda
Lake Kivu lies at the border of Rwanda and DRC in the great rift valley of these two countries but the largest park of the lake is on Rwanda’s side the lake lies 1460m above sea level and it covers an area of 2700sqkm. The research shows that its 48km wide and 89km long with an approximated average depth of 220m. lake Kivu flows into River Ruzizi which pours water into Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania.
Here, fishermen apply the water in dugout canoes unchanged in design for centuries, while colorfully dressed ladies smoke traditional wooden pipes and troubadours strum sweetly on stringed iningire (traditional ’guitars’). And, the bird life is fantastic: flotillas of pelicans sail ponderously across the open water, majestic crowned cranes preen their golden crests in the surrounding swamps, while jewel-like malachite kingfishers hawk silently above the shore.
Lake Kivu is one of the largest numerous freshwater bodies that shimmer in the Rwanda valleys. Lakes Burera and lake Ruhondo, close to the gorilla-tracking center of Ruhengeri, are oft-neglected gems, deep blue waters ringed by steep hills and tall waterfalls, the nearby mountain for gorillas, Virunga Volcanoes provide the best spectacular bac
The best and great towns near Lake Kivu are Gisenyi, Kibuye, and cyangugu connected by a wild roller-coaster road that tumbles through lush plantain fields and relic patches of misty rainforest to offer sweeping views over the blue water. It is one of the classic road journeys in all of Africa. There is also a charter boat service on the lake connecting the three towns.
Gisenyi resort town is located near the Volcanoes national park and it’s the most developed town which is 1hr drive to the park on a sandy beach lined with swaying palms and colonial-era hotels that exude an atmosphere of tropical languor. At Kibuye, to its south, tourist activities are centered on a modern lakeshore guesthouse overlooking pine-covered hills seemingly transplanted from the Alps. The closest town to the Nyugwe forest is Cyangugu where most tourists rest and camp from when setting of a curving inlet winding into the valleys of Rwanda. it’s a fast-growing town due to the Nyugwe forest
Away from the main resorts, Rwanda’s lakes offer visitors rewarding glimpses into ancient African lifestyles.
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