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Lake Kivu Scenic Ss
Lake Kivu Scenic Ss
Rwanda’s top spot for an idyllic beach holiday

Lake Kivu

With its golden sands, swaying palm trees and stunningly clear water, Lake Kivu is the inland beach getaway you never would have expected. Enjoy hiking, watersports and boating activities in luxurious privacy. With its golden sands, swaying palm trees and stunningly clear water, Lake Kivu is the inland beach getaway you never would have expected. Enjoy hiking, watersports and boating activities in luxurious privacy.
Why Lake Kivu?
Perfect for relaxation and adventure alike, Lake Kivu sits in Rwanda’s Albertine Rift Valley. It’s one of Africa’s Great Lakes, and at 90 kilometres long and 50 kilometres wide, Lake Kivu’s diverse habitats can fully showcase Rwanda’s mountainous magic. Kayak or paddleboard in the calm, forest-flanked waters, or relax in the sun before an evening boat cruise. Go hiking or birdwatching, or simply unwind at the spa of one of Lake Kivu’s luxury accommodations.

Make a cultural connection with a tour of a nearby coffee plantation to learn how Rwandan coffee is grown, processed and properly brewed. Hang out in the laid-back town of Gisenyi, where you’ll find bustling markets, palm-lined streets and friendly faces. Or visit Kibuye, one of our favourite locations on Lake Kivu thanks to its fjord-like coastline, which creates a perfect setting for sundowners as the blue-green water laps the shore.
  • One of Africa’s Great Lakes.
  • Gorgeous blue-green waters.
  • Plentiful lake activities including paddleboarding, kayaking and swimming.
  • Local cultural experiences.
  • Wellness and relaxation.
  • Luxury lakefront accommodations.
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