Reaching depths of 500 metres in parts and some 60 miles in length, making it Rwanda's largest lake. Lake Kivu runs along the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda and is a fabulous tourist destination. Its bed is situated on Rift Valley, flowing into River Ruzizi which in turn flows into Lake Tanganyika.
Lake Kivu is close to Nyungwe Forest National Park and Volcanoes National Park which are other adventurous destinations around this area.
The Rwandan shore of the lake is the place to head, with elegant resorts and villas, as well as lively towns like Gisenyi or Kibuye dotting its shores. Take a road trip to Lake Kivu and see the gorgeous environment hills and mountains. It's the kind of destination where you can fish, rent boats, swim or sunbathe on idyllic beaches, and it's Rwanda's premier place to choose for sun-soaked, relaxing holidays.