Kibuye Walk 3 (Congo Nile Trail)

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Environment type:beaches, lakes
Location type:rural, village

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Average time taken:4 hours, 30 minutes
 
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With your Back to , head right on the road through town. Within a few minutes you should see a very clear sign on your left saying ‘Congo Nile Trail: Gisovu subtrail 64km’. If you can see the sign you are on the right road.
 
Follow this dusty road up and out of town for as long as you care to. Within an hour you should have some very good views of below and be coming out of the town. You should also be able to clearly see a small track on the opposite hill below leading through the village. You may want to return this way instead of coming back down the same dusty road you climbed.
 
Within two and a half hours of walking almost continually uphill, you will be afforded some excellent panoramas of and the lake below. Return the way you came or through one of the local tracks heading through the villages.

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What are the numbers and averages?

Distance:12km
Altitude:1,480m

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Top Tips

This trail is hot and dusty so do bring plenty of water, sunscreen and a hat if you have one.
Expect the trail going out to take longer than the trail coming back as it’s all uphill.
There’s very little in the way of shops once you get an hour or so along the trail. However, moto taxis do pass frequently enough should you tire of walking and want to return to town quickly.
 
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Aggression
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Friendliness
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Beggars
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Hassle
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Hawkers
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Insects
1
Mosquitoes
1
Unwanted attention
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Picnicking
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Swimming
1
Awe
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Captivation
1
Memorability
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Quality
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Recommendation
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Backpackers
1
Children
1
Congestion
1
Popularity
1
Tour groups
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Tourists
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Air quality
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Altitude
1
Human factor
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Peacefulness
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Pollution
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Variation in terrain
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Variation in topography
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Awe
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Beauty
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Visibility
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Changeability
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Flood
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Humidity
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Rain
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Temperature
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Wind
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Birdlife (viewing)
1
Wildlife (viewing)
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Accessibility
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Accessibility (car)
1
Accessibility (foot)
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Accessibility (public transport)
1
Disorientation factor
1
Footpaths
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Signs
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Trails
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Value for money
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Altitude sickness
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Danger (general)
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Danger (humans)
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Danger (land animals)
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Dengue
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Malaria
1
Political instability
1
Robbery
0
Wild dogs
1
Armed guard
1
Early start
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Equipment (climbing)
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Equipment (hiking)
1
Equipment (weatherproof)
1
Flashlights
1
Guides
1
Map and compass
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Snacks
1
Sun protection
1
Ability to take photos
1
Photogenic factor
1
Distance to hospital
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Safety
1
Cleanliness
1
Maintenance

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Kibuye Walk 2

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Environment type:beaches, lakes
Location type:rural, village

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Average time taken:2 hours, 20 minutes
 
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Coordinates:-2.06693, 29.35408
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With your back to the , take the road heading right around the lake for no more than 5 or 10 minutes. Just before you come to the hill heading down to , you will see a large dirt road heading right. Take this road and then quickly take the second right fork onto a small dirt track heading beside the school. Follow this dirt track until you reach a fork in the road, taking the right fork. This small path should then take you up and over the headland and through some farmland. There should be great views of Lake Kivu in front and to the right of you.
 
After another 5 or so minutes you should intersect with a solid dirt track (one usable by cars). Take the right and stay on this road for at least 10 to 15 minutes. Eventually you will come to a dead end, with two large gates separating private properties. Just before the first gate you should see a very small path heading left by the side of this property. This path is a little overgrown but you can follow it easily enough until you loop back to the dirt road you were just on.
 
Follow the dirt track again coming back the way you came and passing the original intersection. This road will eventually bring you out at the , which you can choose to go into – should you care to pay the RWF6,000 entrance fee. In front of the entrance to the museum you should see a small path skirting the lake on a small peninsula jutting out. You are welcome to make a short looping tour of this peninsula (20 minutes or so) but be forewarned that there isn’t much of interest here and the path can be a little littered and overgrown.
 
Continue along the road heading below the and up the other side of the bay until you come to a turning with a sign pointing toward Bethany Hotel. Take this right and follow it for 10 or so minutes until you reach , which makes a lovely (if slightly expensive) lunch/dinner spot. You can also continue along this headland for another 15 minutes to one final vantage point.

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Distance:7km
Altitude:1,430m

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Top Tips

This walk can be combined with for a full half-day’s excursion.
It’s possible to get a little lost during the first portion of the hike as there are quite a few trails. However, as the headland is limited in space, you won’t get lost for too long! Just use the lake to navigate yourself back into town.
The sun is quite strong on this walk and for the most part there isn’t much shade. It would be a good idea to bring water, snacks and a hat – especially if you have feeble skin!
 
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Multilingual information
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Need for English
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Need for French
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Need for local language
1
Aggression
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Friendliness
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Intoxication
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Altitude
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Ascent
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Descent
1
Experience needed
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Intensity
1
Risk
1
Amount
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General costs
1
Recommendation
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Value for money
1
Ability to explore
1
Beggars
1
Hassle
1
Hawkers
1
Insects
1
Mosquitoes
1
Unwanted attention
1
Picnicking
1
Swimming
1
Awe
1
Captivation
1
Memorability
1
Quality
1
Recommendation
1
Backpackers
1
Children
1
Congestion
1
Popularity
1
Tour groups
1
Tourists
1
Air quality
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Altitude
1
Human factor
1
Peacefulness
1
Pollution
1
Variation in terrain
1
Variation in topography
1
Awe
1
Beauty
1
Panorama
1
Visibility
1
Changeability
0
Drought
0
Flood
1
Humidity
1
Rain
1
Temperature
1
Wind
1
Birdlife (viewing)
1
Wildlife (viewing)
1
Accessibility
1
Accessibility (car)
1
Accessibility (foot)
0
Accessibility (public transport)
1
Disorientation factor
1
Footpaths
1
Signs
1
Trails
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Value for money
1
Altitude sickness
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Danger (general)
1
Danger (humans)
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Danger (land animals)
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Dengue
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Malaria
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Political instability
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Robbery
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Wild dogs
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Armed guard
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Early start
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Equipment (climbing)
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Equipment (hiking)
1
Equipment (weatherproof)
1
Flashlights
1
Guides
1
Map and compass
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Snacks
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Sun protection
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Ability to take photos
1
Photogenic factor
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Distance to hospital
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Safety
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Cleanliness
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Maintenance

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Genocide Memorial Church

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Environment type:lakes
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Altitude:1,460m

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This is a much more active and less sombre memorial than others in .
You may find that outside of service hours the church is closed, although someone local may be willing to let you in.
A pleasant, choral service is held here every Sunday and can be heard about the lake.
 
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General costs
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Recommendation
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Safety
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Value for money
1
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Hassle
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Hawkers
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Insects
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Mosquitoes
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Unwanted attention
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Awe
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Memorability
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Recommendation
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Popularity
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Tour groups
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Tourists
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Air quality
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Human factor
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Peacefulness
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Pollution
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Awe
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Beauty
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Panorama
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Changeability
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Drought
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Flood
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Humidity
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Rain
1
Temperature
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Wind
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Birdlife (viewing)
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Wildlife (viewing)
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Accessibility (car)
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Accessibility (disabled)
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Accessibility (public transport)
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Disorientation factor
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Footpaths
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Location factor
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Trails
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Costs
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Value for money
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Danger (general)
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Danger (humans)
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Dengue
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Malaria
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Robbery
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Wild dogs
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Amount
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Captivation
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Quality
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Equipment (hiking)
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Guides
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Identification
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Snacks
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Sun protection
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Ability to record
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Ability to take photos
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Ability to use flash
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Fees
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Photogenic factor
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Distance to hospital
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Safety
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Security
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Cleanliness
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Maintenance
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Modernity
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Walking time

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Kibuye Walk 1

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Environment type:beaches, lakes
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Average time taken:1 hour, 45 minutes
 
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Coordinates:-2.07074, 29.35233
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If you’re facing , head right until you quickly reach the roundabout. Take the road on the opposite side of the roundabout heading around the lake towards .
 
Stay on this tarmac road beyond the and the turning for and keep heading downhill beyond . Shortly after this hotel you will pass the and come to a t-junction. Take the turning on your left which will lead you beyond the jetty and around the bay.
 
Follow the road around the bay and up. You should see a beach behind you and then another beach once you come around the headland. After twenty minutes or so you will start heading back down into town and come to another t-junction. Take another left and follow this road back to the roundabout you started from, passing the along the way.

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Distance:5km
Altitude:1,450m

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Top Tips

There are very few shops along the majority of this route so you may want to consider taking some water along with you.
Perhaps take some snacks so you can picnic along the way. This is a quiet and simple walk that can easily be better appreciated if taken casually.
Being roughly half way along the route, might be a good place to stop for lunch. Then again, it might not.
 
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Architectural interest
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Decoration
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Historical interest
0
Historical significance
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Preservation
1
English information
0
Multilingual information
1
Need for English
1
Need for French
1
Need for local language
1
Aggression
1
Amount
1
Friendliness
1
Helpfulness
1
Intoxication
1
Altitude
1
Ascent
1
Descent
1
Experience needed
1
Intensity
1
Risk
1
Amount
1
General costs
1
Recommendation
1
Value for money
1
Ability to explore
1
Beggars
1
Hassle
1
Hawkers
1
Insects
1
Mosquitoes
1
Unwanted attention
1
Picnicking
1
Swimming
1
Awe
1
Captivation
1
Memorability
1
Quality
1
Recommendation
1
Backpackers
1
Children
1
Congestion
1
Popularity
1
Tour groups
1
Tourists
1
Air quality
1
Altitude
1
Human factor
1
Peacefulness
1
Pollution
1
Variation in terrain
1
Variation in topography
1
Awe
1
Beauty
1
Panorama
1
Visibility
1
Changeability
0
Drought
0
Flood
1
Humidity
1
Rain
1
Temperature
1
Wind
1
Birdlife (viewing)
1
Wildlife (viewing)
1
Accessibility
1
Accessibility (car)
1
Accessibility (foot)
0
Accessibility (public transport)
1
Disorientation factor
1
Footpaths
1
Signs
1
Trails
1
Value for money
1
Altitude sickness
1
Danger (general)
1
Danger (humans)
1
Danger (land animals)
0
Dengue
0
Malaria
1
Political instability
1
Robbery
0
Wild dogs
1
Armed guard
1
Early start
1
Equipment (climbing)
1
Equipment (hiking)
1
Equipment (weatherproof)
1
Flashlights
1
Guides
1
Map and compass
1
Snacks
1
Sun protection
1
Ability to take photos
1
Photogenic factor
1
Distance to hospital
1
Safety
1
Cleanliness
1
Maintenance

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Gatwaro Genocide Memorial

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Environment type:grassland
Location type:rural, town

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Altitude:1,460m

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Top Tips

Keep an eye out for this towards the end of . It’s small and fairly easy to miss.
As with many genocide memorials in , this site is fairly unadorned and unassuming.
Should you have already been to a few genocide memorials, there is very little that is unique to this one to draw you – other than that nearly 90% of all Tutsis in this region were killed during the genocide.
 
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Awe
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Creativity
1
Decoration
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Age
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Historical interest
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Historical significance
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Need for background knowledge
1
English information
1
Multilingual information
1
Need for English
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Need for French
1
Need for local language
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Amount
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Friendliness
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Comfort
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Peacefulness
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Contactability
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Quality
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Response time (online)
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Response time (phone)
1
Amount
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Captivation
1
General costs
1
Recommendation
1
Safety
1
Value for money
1
Beggars
1
Hassle
1
Hawkers
1
Insects
1
Mosquitoes
1
Unwanted attention
1
Awe
1
Captivation
1
Evocativeness
1
Memorability
1
Need for maintenance
1
Originality
1
Quality
1
Recommendation
1
Backpackers
1
Congestion
1
Popularity
0
Tour groups
1
Tourists
1
Air quality
1
Human factor
1
Peacefulness
1
Pollution
1
Awe
1
Beauty
1
Panorama
1
Changeability
0
Drought
0
Flood
1
Humidity
1
Rain
1
Temperature
1
Wind
1
Birdlife (viewing)
1
Wildlife (viewing)
1
Accessibility (car)
0
Accessibility (disabled)
1
Accessibility (foot)
1
Accessibility (public transport)
1
Disorientation factor
1
Footpaths
1
Location factor
1
Trails
1
Costs
1
Ticket costs
1
Value for money
1
Danger (general)
1
Danger (humans)
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Lake Kivu

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Lake: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

If you know how to get to Lake Kivu and would like to share that information with the community, contact [email protected] and we’ll post it right here in the directory.

The Directions

If you know how to get to Lake Kivu and would like to share that information with the community, contact [email protected] and we’ll post it right here in the directory.

The Directions

If you know how to get to Lake Kivu and would like to share that information with the community, contact [email protected] and we’ll post it right here in the directory.

What are the numbers and averages?

Size:2,370km2
Depth:
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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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4x4
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Camping
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Guides
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Distance to hospital
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Safety
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Security
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Cleanliness
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Time needed

Lake Kivu Forum