Lake Kivu tours are among the highlights of Rwanda safaris and tours. Lake Kivu is one of the bigger lakes in the great lakes region and the widest of several fresh water lakes found in Rwanda valleys, positioned in the Western Albertine rift of the Great Rift Valley. This lake is at the altitude of 1461m (4.790 ft), making it Africa’s highest lake, in north shore of it is prone to eruptions from the close-by Mount. Nyiragongo. Lake Kivu bed sits upon a rift valley, gradually being separated apart, bringing volcanic eruptions in the area as evidenced by volcanic eruptions of Mount Nyiragongo in recent years.
Relaxation at Lake Kivu Beaches: The lake has white sandy beaches to relax on, breezy quality waves oozing upon it, surrounded by magnificent mountains. These make the lake an paramount destination for a Rwanda holiday enjoyment. With Lake Kivu’s serene fineness and soothing wave sounds, roaring upon the white sand and shady giant trees, all add a different beach vacation beach experience. With numerous hotels and lodges positioned along its shorelines, Lake Kivu is a place to have delightful meals and drinks during relaxation at water edges.
Boat Cruise on Lake Kivu
Lake Kivu has several possibilities for one to make enjoyable boat trips and voyages on its waters. It can be a contemporary way by use of a sleek boat or a traditional canoe engine boat. With its fine waters, lake Kivu is one of the places in East Africa where a boat cruise is mostly enjoyed. When you set off for a boat cruise, you will board sleek speed boat to cruise into the waters of Lake Kivu. You will don comfortable life jacket and take off. As you enjoy the voyage, you will be seeing a prehistoric looking volcano will come into view.
During the amazing boat ride, one can track progress across the stunning lake using Google Maps on a smart phone. This tracking can be incredibly accurate. When having a boat ride, you will have scenery passing by you consisting of green hills, covered with homes and coffee plantations. After an hour or two, you will come back ashore for a break at a hotel where drinks, fruits and meals may be awaiting you. Usually Lake Kivu tour is a supplementary activity after gorilla trekking, Dian Fossey Hike or Golden Monkey tracking in the Volcanoes National Park. It may also be visited after a wonderful tour of Nyungwe Forest National Park in the southern parts of Rwanda.