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Lake Kivu

Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Beautiful view

The lake has a beautiful view and lovely birds. Whether watching from a restaurant or a ferry boat... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
Brooklyn, New York
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Beautiful Lake

This lake is beautiful but it is also full of methane gas. The Rwandan government is pumping it out... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
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“boat ride” (3 reviews)
“island camp” (2 reviews)
“methane gas” (2 reviews)
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

The lake has a beautiful view and lovely birds. Whether watching from a restaurant or a ferry boat, it is a highlight of a visit to Goma.

Thank bosphorus104
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

This lake is beautiful but it is also full of methane gas. The Rwandan government is pumping it out and using it for fuel. I was told that the fish in the lake are very small because of the gas. I didn't see any recreational...More

1  Thank Jrcrn285
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This is a beautiful lake, We stayed at the Lac Kivu Lodge and at Tchegera Island Camp, both places were beautiful and the food was excellent. At Tchegera Island Camp you can swim in the lake and Kajak. Really worth the visit.

1  Thank Celine R
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Wifey and I had set out to go swim at Kivu until we learned it was 400m deep. I'm not a great swimmer and she's all I've got. No way I was letting us in that water but it was great to be just by...More

1  Thank Mayowa O
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Enjoy the wonderful landscape by sitting on its shore. Breathtaking and relaxing spot. I never actually swum in the Lake but many people I know who did it who caught skin or lung diseases.

Thank Nadia B
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Whenever you look at this lake you'd swear you were by the sea. Some portions are littered with all sorts of garbage and others are semi-clean. If you can stay anywhere along the lake do so. For great sunsets head to Lake Kivu Lodge or...More

2  Thank Koritsaki
Reviewed 7 March 2017

you can find a lot of places in Goma, DRC that offer food and views to this lake which is incredible and peaceful.

1  Thank joseu1
Reviewed 15 February 2017

this lake with his islands, it is a beautyful gift from God. Ijwi is one of his island the second bigest island in africa, just behind Madagascar. Chegera also is another beutyful island you should visit during the tryp on the lake.

1  Thank Omari N
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This was our third and final stop in Virunga. After a hardy hike up to see the great Nyrigongo crater, the largest lava lake in the world, this was a perfect place to rest. it's a quiet and peaceful place-- polar opposite of the bustling...More

Thank kdinesDenver
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

It's nice hotel in the victinity of Goma. Lodge have 24 rooms with all facilities. Old furnitures and decor but good. Equipped with swimming; garden; restaurant etc.. Sports activities at lodge is NIL. You will miss the same. Might be they are constructing the same....More

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20 January 2015|
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20 January 2015|
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Response from Amitabh S |
Its runs on everyday basis