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8 hours 40 minutes

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Kigali

Relax by the banks of Lake Kivu, Rwanda’s greatest lake

From the moment you first set eyes on Lake Kivu, it is clear that the most beautiful of Africa’s great lakes is a deeply special destination. A cascade of rich blue colours play across its surface. The terraced escarpments and pretty villages on its banks invite you to explore further and enjoy the wealth of recreational activities on offer.

It is the incredible depth of Lake Kivu that lends it those enticing aquamarine hues. Reaching 480m at its deepest, the glittering lake runs for almost 100km along Rwanda’s Congolese border. Whether you are taking in the stunning views from a boat trip to the buzzing town of Gisenyi in the north, or relaxing on its white sandy shoreline, Lake Kivu rates as a must-see. Here you can also enjoy lake fishing, canoeing and swimming in those clear blue waters.

If you are planning an unforgettable jungle experience with A&K, this is the perfect place to kick back and relax. Lake Kivu is only an hour’s drive from the Volcanoes National Park and the Virungas Conservation Area. The perfect retreat before or after the thrill of a gorilla trek.

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