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What to know about Lake Kivu in Rwanda-Rwanda Safaris News

lake kivu RwandaRwanda also called a home of thousand hills is proud of wildlife and a varied natural beauty and the country which is positioned in the Great Lakes region and composed of five distinguished lakes surrounding the entire region. Lake Kivu is the biggest numerous freshwater body of the great Rwandan region. The lake is also one of the Great Lakes in the whole of the African continent and therefore paying a safari to Rwanda specifically to this beautiful lake will offer total memorable excitement to the tourists.
Lake Kivu is an ultimate beautiful fresh water body which is covered on all sides by huge green terraced hills which is vertical and the serene lake is positioned the Rwanda- Congolese border. Lake Kivu supplies its water to River Ruzizi and it further flows in the southwards direction into the great Tanganyika Lake in Tanzania. The lake approximately covers an area of 2700 square kilometers and falls from an estimated height of 1460 meters above sea level. This can be evidently encountered by travellers on Rwanda safaris.
The beautiful Lake Kivu is worth a visit because it has unique attractions such as the Idjwi Island which is the number eight among the largest inlands in the whole world. The lake is surrounded by number of beautiful cities among these include Bukavu, Sake, as well as Kalehe, Goma and Kabare all in Congo .The cities in Rwanda that are situated on the shores of the serene lake Kivu include Kibuye, Gisenyi .These cities have distinguished world class hotels, lodges, beaches, and other recreational centers where tourists can enjoy warm charming tourists facilities and services while on their Safari in Rwanda.
The prominent Lake Kivu is one of most exploding lakes which are affected by fierce lake overturns and its characterized by timely volcanic activities which periodically occurs in the lake and the outcomes of the volcanic activities are that the dangerous chemicals from the volcanoes get inter mixed with the fresh lake’s water and hence cause serious threat to the aquatic life surviving in the lake. Lake Kivu which is the largest lake in Rwanda usually encountered on Rwanda safari tours is also said to be having big amounts of methane gas which is being said to be extracted gradually.

Lake Kivu which is one of the serene Rwanda Lakes offers memorable experience to visitors who take tours to Rwanda and the interesting experience comes from the scope of various tourists activities such as swimming in the fresh waters of the lakes Canoeing, participation in water gliding and also tourists can experience water –skiing.
The three resort towns of Gisenyi as well as Kibuye and Cyangugu which are positioned close to Lake Kivu are linked to the lake with the help of a roller-coaster road and this route passes small patches of the rainforest and luxuriant beautiful plantain field and the journey from Lake Kivu to any of the three resorts provides visitors with a memorable experience of the most astonishing journeys in the whole of African continent.
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