Lake Kivu is the largest freshwater lake forming part of the African Great Lakes and one of the world's only three exploding lakes. Set amid the dramatic mountains of the Rift Valley with the Virungas to the North, Lake Kivu's irregular shores form numerous inlets and peninsulas and a myriad of forest-fringed waterfalls. With steep terraced hills leading down to the towns of Cyangugu, Kibuye, and Gisenyi, this is an ideal place to relax, swim or take a boat excursion.
- Considered one of Africa's Great Lakes and the largest in Rwanda
- Thrilling water activities including kayaking and boating
- Ideal relaxation stop before or after safari with its white sand beaches
- Witness the red glow atop the active Nyiragongo volcano
- Boat Trip
Lake Kivu Map
TRIPS TO INSPIRE
From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, enchanting beaches and intriguing cities, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favourites.
- Bespoke itineraries
- Flights and transfers included
- Best rates guaranteed
When to visit
From remote safari camps to world-class resorts, our selected properties are hand-picked by our experts and endorsed by our guests. Often intimate, always exceptional, we'll choose the perfect lodges, hotels and villas to suit your personal style and interests.
HOW TO BOOK
At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.
Call us or inquire online. Share your wish list and we’ll start planning your adventure.
Your dedicated travel expert will be in touch within 24 hours to start designing your bespoke African itinerary.
We won’t stop refining your plans until we get the perfect trip at the best price.
Receive your Mahlatini travel documents, pack your bags and set off on your trip of a lifetime!
We routinely go the extra mile to ensure that we not only plan the perfect itinerary but ensure that you're in good hands at every stage of your journey. That's why we are especially proud to maintain an overall client satisfaction rating of 98%.
Adventure Holiday to Rwanda
We had a wonderful experience from the moment we stepped off the plane until we cleared security at the airport on our return. The properties were wonderful, and I will discuss that below, but I want to particularly comment here on the arrangements made by Donna. We were met off the plane by a repr…Read full review