Gorilla Walking Safaris


Lake Kivu is one the Rwanda’s great lakes located at the border between Rwanda and Democratic republic of Congo. It’s one of the African great lakes and very important to the people of Rwanda.

The lake empties in Ruzizi River which flows to Lake Tanganyika. It is known to have a world’s tenth-largest island in a lake, Idjwi, within the boundaries of Virunga National Park. Settlements on the lake’s shore include Bukavu, Kabare, Kalehe, Sake and Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Gisenyi, Kibuye, and Cyangugu in Rwanda. Many activities happen on the lake like fishing, boat cruises, swimming, it also acts as a mean of transport.

What to see and do in Lake Kivu

Boat cruise.

It is a very beautiful and taking a boat cruise on its waters is unforgettable. visit some islands on the lake, view different fishing methods, enjoy the cool weather as you cruise on this important and magical lake.

Village tour around the Lake.

There are many villages around the lake on different shores, visit and witness community activities around the lake and discover their way of life, there are different towns or shores on the lake like, Gisenyi, Kibuye and many more

Relax on the beach

Relaxing on the shores of thelake  is necessary for visitors from long safaris, it will refresh the mind and body sitting aside the waters while contemplating on the different attractions around the lake and also the whole safari. Rwandan people are friendly and welcome. Feel at home as you enjoy the beautiful waves.

Best time to visit Lake Kivu

June and July are the driest months and therefore the best seasonal months for relaxing at theLake, with maximum and minimum temperatures just a bit cooler than that.

Our Hand Picked Luxury Camps Around Lake Kivu

lake kivu serena hotel

Lake Kivu serena Hotel

This is located on the shores of Lake Kivu and offers luxury services to visitors, immerse yourself in open plan lobby giving way to private stretch of the beach exclusively for lake Kivu serena hotel. The Hotel offers good rooms, ensuit bathrooms, fabulous beddings with good staff who are ever ready to offer a service. The restaurant, the bar, are all set beyond expectations. Choosing to sleep at lake Kivu serena is the best decision.

cleo lake kivu hotel

Cleo Lake Kivu hotel

From the hillside overlooking Lake Kivu, our expansive Cleo Lake Kivu offers privacy while being your launchpad into boundless adventures and relaxation. Enjoy our tropical retreat of farm-to-table dining, the privacy of our refreshing swimming pool and relaxing spa treatments

Our Most selling Trips That Include Rwanda and Kivu

Africa Safari Tours


This package, involves experiencing most of the activities in Volcano national park and relaxing on Lake Kivu in Gisenyi. Scenic views, city tour, Gorilla Tracking, Golden monkey tracking, Dian Fossey grave visit, visiting twin lake of Rubondo and Bulera.

Safaris Uganda


Rwanda offers different attractions, ranging from wildlife, land scape, culture, water bodies, volcanoes, hills, primates, and many more. With the 10 days package, most of the Rwanda’s highlights are covered.