Why you should not miss Lake Kivu on your Rwanda safari

The fresh, clear water and yellow sand of Lake Kivu would give real South East Asia a run for its money, without the beach vendors and seedy red light regions and always delighted in on safari to Rwanda with African Jungle Adventures Ltd.

Lake Kivu is viewed as one of the considerable lakes in Africa, a perfect travel destination for local people and international tourists away from relatively busy capital, Kigali.

In case you drew a line straightforwardly through the center, a large portion of the lake is in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the other half is in Rwanda.

It is a sleepy destination encompassed by wonderful mountains, including active volcano Mount Nyiragongo, which last emitted in 2002. On a clear evening, a red dimness from lava is obvious from the volcano that is right over the Congo border.

Despite the fact that advertised as a place to unwind after mountain gorilla trekking in the north west of the nation, Lake Kivu has a variety to offer visitors wanting to explore. There are the obvious water ports of sailing and fly skiing but culturally there is a variety to see.

Sport fishing is also famous and fresh fish delicious at local eateries and lodgings. The border of Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo, between the towns of Gisenyi (Rwanda) and Goma (DR. Congo) gives an amazing view into trade between the two nations. A lot of people carrying filled sacks on their heads and backs make the daily trip between the towns, selling their products at markets.

The government has encouraged the people in Gisenyi to live around town so as to encourage the forest to re-growth and reproduce the diverse natural surroundings where once chimpanzees lived in abundance. There’s just a small group of chimpanzees in Cyamudongo forest a small section of Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Tea and espresso production is huge here with international companies setting up bases in the region. More than 20,000 tons of tea are produced a year, or 60 tons a day at its peak in wet season. Guided trips are available, beginning with the harvested leaves through to the finished product that is bagged and shipped to Mombasa in Kenya for further distribution around the globe.

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