Lake Kivu

Lake Kivu, with its enormous expanse of fresh water, is one of the East African Great Lakes and lies on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda. It is in the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift. The lake covers a total surface of 2,700 sqkm and stands 1,460 metres above sea level.

On its great shores lie the towns of Cyangugu, Kibuye and Gisenyi, ideal rest and recreation points when transiting between the primate tracking destinations of the Volcanoes National Park.