Lake Kivu

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The Lake

What should we know?

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Environment type:lakes
Location type:border, rural, town, villages

What can we see or do there?

Services:Lake Kivu Boat Tour
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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Rwandan Franks (RWF)
 
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When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:10 nights
 
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How can we get in contact?

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Language(s):English, French, Kinyarwanda
Timezone:UTC+02:00
Country calling code:250

How can we get there?

Coordinates:-2.05537, 29.33984
Geographical feature:Domincan Republic of Congo
 
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The Directions

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The Directions

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The Directions

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What are the numbers and averages?

Size:2,370km2
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Altitude:1,460m

Top Descriptions

While it may not have the birdlife or general wildlife of other lakes in East Africa thanks to its periodic methane releases, Lake Kivu is nonetheless a stunning place to spend a few days. There’s something about the light here, and the way the people live their lives beside such a potentially deadly lake. Rent a boat out or find a room lakeside and you won’t regret whiling away some considerable time here.
 
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Top Tips

Be prepared to extend your stay, especially in . This lake may be rather devoid of activities but it certainly makes for a pleasant and relaxing few days.
Although reportedly free of Bilharzia (and crocodiles and hippos) due to the high concentrations of methane dissolved within the lake, anecdotal evidence indicates that you may still want to think twice about swimming here – as enticing as it.
Don’t expect the prolific amount of wildlife found at other rift valley lakes in East Africa. Periodic extinctions due to the methane in the lake have kept the flora and fauna in check here.
 
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Reviews & Amenities

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