Lake Kivu, Goma

#4 of 9 in Nature in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Trek or take a boat ride to see the volcanic scenery around Lake Kivu, a body of water between DR Congo and Rwanda. Enjoy views of the picturesque peninsula and take a safari tour to see lowland gorillas. The lake abounds with fish, so rent (or bring) some gear to catch your own, or simply enjoy a meal of freshwater fish in a local restaurant. You can also kayak along streams leading into the lake, surrounded by lush vegetation. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Goma holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Lake Kivu and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Lake kivu is so massive, the expanse is almost 45 kns and looks like a sea. There are number of resorts both in drc and rwanda on the banks of lake kivu offering excellent multi cuisine options. A mus...  more »
  • Enormous body of water, but still one of the smallest of the Great Lakes. Located between the DRC and Rwanda. Had 2 crossings in a traditional boat, from Goma to Tchegera Island and back. Rough weathe...  more »
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