A Tropical Retreat
Lake Kivu is one of Africa’s Great Lakes and its silvery surface is ringed by vivid green mountains and dotted with traditional fishing boats. It forms a convenient stop-over on a Rwanda holiday to Nyungwe National Park, famous for its strong primate population. The nearest town is Kibuye, which has a touching memorial to those lost in the infamous genocide.
Cleo Lake Kivu Hotel looks to the bright future rather than the past, and delivers happy days on the terrace over a delicious meal featuring some favourite local dishes. Rooms have all the mod cons like air conditioning, Wi-Fi and satellite television. There is also much on offer outside like kayaking, sunset cruises, boating, birding and hiking for active travellers.
Lake Kivu is one of the two smallest African Great Lakes, but is the third deepest and sits at the highest altitude. From Lake Kivu it is easy to explore the Nyungwe Forest, Kigali and the Volcanoes National Park. Lake Kivu is a mecca for water-sport enthusiasts and sun-worshippers and despite Rwanda’s landlocked reputation, the lake offers a superb beachside holiday.