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Kivu Lodge is a beautiful lodge built on a small plot of land in the Karongi district overlooking Lake Kivu. The calm waters of this lake are among the deepest in East Africa and are surrounded by the large volcanic fields of Virunga. The lodge is surrounded by tea plantations along the peninsula of Lake Kivu. The lake is one of the five Great Lakes of East Africa and is located on the western border of Rwanda, with angelic islands tributary to several rivers, offering a variety of activities such as swimming, island visits, local community visits and adventures. It has become a current place of tourist activity. In Rwanda’s wildlife reserves, such as Nyungwe Forest National Park to track chimpanzees, these chimpanzees are thought to be humans’ closest relatives, sharing up to 98% of human DNA. They live in harmony with other forest dwellers in the park.

Kivu Lodge

The lodge consists of 20 spacious cottages, 2 of which are executive suites. These are built to impeccable standards, offering stunning views of the lake directly from the private lodge, and are equipped with ensuite bathrooms with hot and cold water, flush toilets and complimentary toiletries for visitors. increase. The lodge offers a variety of room types including single, double and deluxe. There is a craft store in the main area of ​​the lodge where visitors can purchase materials. These include coffee bars and lounge bars that offer travelers delicious food and drinks. These are served a la carte or buffet style. You will have the opportunity to prepare your own meals. This property has been recently renovated and is beautiful, of course tranquillity has long been one of the things that define a traveler and the lodge staff are friendly and very helpful. Facilities include a crystal blue swimming pool, spa, gym, massages and complimentary airport pick-up service.

Activities at Kivu Lodge include boat trips along Lake Kivu departing from Kibuye to nearby islands, traveling north from Gisenyi to Imbabazi Orphanage, and enjoying the beautiful gardens on site. This is the destination he was introduced to after the 2016 genocide in Rwanda. In 1994, chimpanzees were persecuted in what was then the Nyungwe Forest National Park. This tour starts early in the morning at the Uwinka Visitor Center and lasts 2-3 hours, but he includes 1 hour of time for primate observation. Visit Volcanoes National Park to see the most popular primate, the mountain gorilla, and travel to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. Birdwatching at the lodge or on the Congo Nile Trail can spot several bird species, including the large endemic Albertine.

Kivu Lodge is accessible from the main road to Karongi. Kigali International Airport is just a few kilometers away. Your journey begins in the city. Enjoy a city tour of Kigali and visit Kigali Genocide Memorial, a place of great importance to the Rwandan people. Many of them lost their lives here in inter-tribal warfare. Visit a local market to pick up some local produce and enjoy a meal before heading to your destination. You can visit Rwanda all year round, but the best times are during the dry season, June to September and December to February. When planning your East African safari, make sure you have the proper travel documents.

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