Lake Kivu is one of the African Great Lakes with three main parts which are Gisenyi (North) Kibuye (Central) and Kyangugu (South).
The western part of the country is sheltered by Lake Kivu a physical border splitting Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.
The lake covers a total surface area of some 2,700 km2 and stands at a height of 1,460 meters above sea level. The Northern shore of lake, lie a beautiful flat plain featuring lava formations from the eruptions of nearby Volcanoes.
Visitors can enjoy a boat trip to different islands inside the lake Kivu for birding including Idjwi and the spectacular Nyamunini island with around 50,000 bats and more than 100 species of birds including Double-toothed Barbet, Grey backed Camaroptera, Brown-throated wattle-eye and others.