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Lake Kivu

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Overview & Attractions

Lake Kivu is one of the African Great Lakes. It lies on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda, and is in the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift. Lake Kivu empties into the Ruzizi River, which flows southwards into Lake Tanganyika.The lake covers a total surface area of some 2,700 km2 (1,040 sq mi) and stands at a height of 1,460 metres (4,790 ft) above sea level. Some 1 370 km2 or 58 percent of the lake's waters lie within DRC borders. The lake bed sits upon a rift valley that is slowly being pulled apart, causing volcanic activity in the area, and making it particularly deep: its maximum depth of 480 m (1,575 ft) is ranked eighteenth in the world.


Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Serenely sited on the white sandy shores of Lake Kivu, the sixth largest lake in Africa, and surrounded by extensive tropical gardens, the tastefully open-plan Lake Kivu Serena Hotel offers the ideal extended holiday destination in Rwanda or week-end escape.

Within several hours drive of both the Rwandan capital, and the glorious Volcanoes National Park (home of the world famous mountain gorillas), it overlooks its own private beach and offers; 66 luxury hotel rooms, executive suites and family accommodation, a panoramic restaurant, indoor and beach side bars, a luxury swimming pool, and the 'Maisha' Health Centre (offering an extensive range of health and beauty regimes, boating, swimming, volley ball, tennis, fishing, hiking and trekking).

Water Front Resort

Pamper your senses with the bewitching beauty of our lush gardens and endless views of the lake and surrounding hills.Our resort is an ideal getaway far from the maddening crowd. If romance is what you seek, our sunrise champagne breakfasts, sunset tequila cruises and shoreline dinners will be just what you are looking for. Our swaying palms, rolling hills, private beachfront and blend of colours in our beautiful garden all combine to offer you a slice of paradise. Experience exquisite views with ever changing skylines and moods of the lake, and let our breathtakingly beautiful tropical gardens stir your soul. Enjoy peace, relaxation, excellent service and delightful multi cuisine.The soothing lapping of the waves against the shoreline and the chirping of the birds will be music to your ears and food for the soul.Our promise of an unforgettable stay will find you returning again and again for a taste of tranquillity.

Cormoran Lodge

A new Lodge on the shores of Lake Kivu, a beautiful lake of turquoise blue, among the most prestigious of Africa.This Lodge has five cabins and a restaurant built entirely of wood. You will enjoy a breathtaking view of the lake and the surrounding islands from any of our 7 rooms.From the VIP cabin you can see the fiery crater of the Nyiragongo volcano in Congo.


Harmony Safari Expeditions

Harmony Safari Expeditions