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Lake Kivu

Gisenyi beach © dylwalters/1196773966
Gisenyi beach © dylwalters/1196773966

One of the African Great Lakes, Lake Kivu covers 1,040 square miles (2,700 sq km)on the border of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Three lakeside towns, Cyangugu, Kibuye and Gisenyi, are increasing in popularity with tourists with their offerings of water sports, island excursions, bird watching, and hiking.