Rwanda Lakes and Major Towns

Rwanda Lakes – Kivu, Twin Lakes Of Burera & Ruhondo

Lake Kivu is an extraordinarily beautiful inland sea enclosed by steep, green terraced hills along the Congolese border. Three resort towns, Gisenyi, Kibuye and Cyangugu, stand on the littoral, connected by a wild roller-coaster road that tumbles through lush plantain fields and relic patches of misty rainforest to offer sweeping views over the blue water. It is one of the classic road journeys in all of Africa. There is also charter boat service on the lake connecting the 3 resort towns of Gisenyi, Kibuye & Changugu,coffee Island & Hot springs.

Gisenyi Town

Gisenyi, the most developed of these resorts, lies less than an hour’s drive from the Volcanoes Nationalpark, and is set on a sandy beach lined with swaying palms and colonial-era hotels that exude an atmosphere of tropical languor.

Kibuye Town

At Kibuye, to its south, tourist attractions are centered on a modern lakes shore guesthouse overlooking pine-covered hills seemingly transplanted from the Alps. Different again is Cyangugu, close to Nyungwe Forest, whose more subdued tourist development is compensated for by a stirring setting of curving inlets winding into narrow valleys.

Rusumo Water Falls Rwanda

Rwanda Water falls supplement other tourist attractions like gorilla tracking in volcanoes National park, Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe forest National Park, wildlife in Akagera National park, Cave exploration among others. Many visitors traveling from across the globe come to witness, view and take photographs and video footage of the falls and rapids that are available in some parts of Kigali and its environs. Read More