Thursday, 1 March 2018

LAKE KIVU


Lake Kivu in Rwanda. 

Rwanda, a small land locked country in East and Central Africa is literally located at the heart of the African continent. Just like other African countries, there is truly a lot to behold while on a safari in Rwanda. The teeming African wildlife and wilderness especially the rare mountain gorillas in volcanoes national park, the bamboo forests and the numerous mountains. The cutest side of the culture in Rwanda is that despite the genocide tragedy that befell this nation, people here have become positive and remained strong; a trait that can be seen vividly on the faces of the natives. 
Although Rwanda has majorly been popular as a gorilla safari destination, it as well harbors a myriad of hidden treasures that have not been fully explored. The beauty of Lake Kivu has been denied maximum exploration. It is one of the African great lakes and located on the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Lake Kivu, being Rwanda’s largest and the 6th largest lake in Africa brings in fewer tourists than expected, apparently because no one has taken enough effort to explain about its splendor.
But a tour to Rwanda will give a unique opportunity to scout Lake Kivu’s irregular shores that form a number of peninsulars and countless waterfalls. It being located in the great rift valley of East Africa, it is surrounded by various mountain peaks covered with lush vegetation all making the scenery so beautiful. Unbelievably, Lake Kivu is fed by underground springs and its major outlet is the Ruzizi River.
Lake Kivu holds the tenth largest inland island; Idjwi Island and also a small island of Tshegera lying on the boundaries of Virunga National park.
The priceless moment of a safari in Rwanda in this area is driving between the towns around the lake. The enchanting slower route between Nyungwe Forest National Park and Volcanoes National Park where the road gently curves back and forth through the hills that lie besides the lake from Gisenyi to Cyangugu. Each corner you reach gives you another charming view. The wavings and smiles of the native Rwandans will make you feel extremely at home at the end of your Rwanda safari.