Highlights and Main Attractions of Lake Kivu
Considered one of Africa’s Great Lakes, Lake Kivu lies on the eastern side of the continent’s Great Rift Valley, an extensive geographical area formed by tectonic activity that is gradually pulling Africa apart. As the sixth-largest of the Great Lakes, it measures approximately 56 miles long and 31 miles at its widest point. Although not known for its wildlife – just 28 described fish species are thought to live here – Lake Kivu is a picturesque destination thanks to its deep blue waters and lush banks that are carpeted in greenery. Its position on the equator ensures the native flora can be enjoyed year-round, whether from the prow of a boat or along the shoreline.