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Lake Kivu
Lake Kivu

The shores of Lake Kivu include peaceful, remote spots and bustling fishing villages.

Enjoy a few days r&r here in between Nyungwe and Volcanoes.

Lake Kivu

Reviews of trips to Lake Kivu

42 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Lake Kivu.

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Dr P
Netherlands

"A fantastic trip"

I visited Rwanda between 7 Feb 2020 and 13 Feb 2020
"The 4 tops of my trip:

- the two days gorilla trekking
- my guide/driver Bram
- my drives through this beautiful country and my experiences along it
- the realisation how well this country has healed ( is healing ) since 1994 and how seemingly well is advancing on many fronts" Read full review: 6 nights in Africa; 6 on a Rwanda safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs L.
London

"My Nov 2019 trip"

I visited Rwanda between 2 Nov 2019 and 12 Nov 2019
"We loved our trip to Rwanda.

The country is stunning, the people are friendly, and the primate treks were even more amazing than expected.

We would definitely recommend booking a trip to Rwanda with Expert Africa." Read full review: 10 nights in Africa; 9 on a Rwanda safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr F & family
Belgium

"My Jan 2019 trip"

I visited Rwanda and 1 other country between 31 Jan 2019 and 13 Feb 2019
"Magical trip, especially Rwanda was a gem.

We loved the rolling hills, the beautiful birds, the ever smiling people and of course the gorillas (but Rwanda is much more than the gorillas, let's be clear)
The trip was perfectly prepared by EA again, thanks to Lyndsey.

Sula, our Primate safari guide deserves a special mention!" Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 7 on a Rwanda safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr P.
Stanmore

"my rwanda trio january 2019"

I visited Rwanda between 23 Jan 2019 and 1 Feb 2019
"you never asked me about the gorillas they were the highlight and absolutely amazing

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Include an extra day to hike up to the volcano or to see Diane Fosse's grave" Read full review: 9 nights in Africa; 7 on a Rwanda safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mrs Winnie
Geneva

"Go to Rwanda"

I visited Rwanda between 10 Jan 2019 and 19 Jan 2019
"We were very impressed by the country it’s cleaness the smiles of the people, seeing them walking on the road was an experience the way they are so beautifully dressed with all those colors.

One thing was a bit annoying was the tipping, so munch for the ranger so much for the trackers so much for the porters, we would have liked to pay more and to have everything included.

Concerning the porter it would have been compulsory because they are on site and not every body take them, so they go back home without payment, it is not good" Read full review: 9 nights in Africa; 8 on a Rwanda safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr P.
Chilterns

"My Sep 2018 trip"

I visited Zambia and 1 other country between 13 Sep 2018 and 9 Oct 2018
"Amanda who organised this for us was wonderful, and created the trip of a lifetime. All of the difficult things I had asked for were arranged to perfection, and were the highlights of our trip.

Have recommended Expert Africa to all travellers we met en route.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

One minor point. Can you add the date (or vesion number) to the text of each version of the paperwork. This is nomal office practice and avoids confusion with multiple updated documents when printed.

We will certainly come to Expert Africa again, but only on condition that I don't have to fill in 200 different reviews online again!" Read full review: 26 nights in Africa; 14 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Dr H
Lancs

"Wonderful Experience"

I visited Rwanda between 23 Aug 2018 and 5 Sep 2018
"All went very smoothly.

The meet and greet at Kigali was spot on and the Primate Safari rep was there with my name easily visible on a prominent sign and waiting for me. he introduced me to Sula who would be my guide for the rest of my 12 days in Rwanda.

The whole trip worked extremely well without any hitches." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 12 on a Rwanda safari
Overall trip
Excellent
BJ
Minnesota

"August 2018 All of Rwanda"

I visited Rwanda between 6 Aug 2018 and 18 Aug 2018
"This was an incredible trip that is even more amazing given the limited time Amanda had to prepare.

Everything I could have thought of from Rwanda was included. I would love to go on another safari prepared by Expert Africa, and I will be recommending them to anyone who asks for my opinion.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Maybe just a little more detail regarding information about the lodges and accommodations.

Hard to find something to improve on such a great experience!" Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 12 on a Rwanda safari
Overall trip
Excellent
H family
Seven Oaks

"My Jul 2018 trip"

I visited Rwanda between 19 Jul 2018 and 29 Jul 2018
"Exceeded expectations.

Fascinating country and whist it sounds a little misplaced to say it the opportunity to confront the Genocide added a thought provoking additional dimension to a brilliant wildlife experience. Compared to our other Africa experiences the two stand out features were the opportunity to be more active (moving about on foot etc.) and the feeling of safety and a warm welcome from a people who still have next to nothing in spite of the relative success of rebuilding the country.

All of our accommodations were up to standard even if they are way below the better lodges in other parts of Africa in terms of pure lodge experience.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

At the planning stage perhaps make suggestions for alternatives and give advice to make choices.

For example, in Nyungwe it would have been good to have been offered tjhe forest treks and also a visit to the tea plantation (our guide tried to get us in but it was closed on a Sunday). As related in this form, our guide was quite resourceful in adapting our itinerary when the first day's sites were unavailable and in fact we are glad to have seen a couple of the alternatives that we may have missed otherwise. These could have been suggested in planning maybe.

These remarks really are intended as pointers to improve what is already an outstanding service that we have now used three times (Namibia, Tanzania and Rwanda) and will use again." Read full review: 10 nights in Africa; 9 on a Rwanda safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Ms A & Mr M
Lagos

"Amazing trip..."

I visited Rwanda between 13 Jun 2018 and 21 Jun 2018
"This is the second trip that my husband and I have used Expert Africa for after travelling to Namibia last year, and our experience this time as previous was exceptional.

Rwanda exceeded all of our expectations, obviously gorilla trekking was a highlight but all other aspects equally as enjoyable.

Rwanda especially was so green, agricultural, wildlife, stunning scenery, clean with kind and gentle people and on the surface full of progress and opportunity after a period of sad history.

It would be our pleasure to return to explore further.

The concept of the East African visa for multiple entry travel to Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya available on arrival in Kigali for a fee of US $100 to holders of a British passport among others is excellent and very convenient.

The service of Primate Safari's and Sura our guide/driver were without fault, from being greeted at the airport on arrival to being dropped off at departure.

Sabina last year and Amanda this year went out of their way to offer their suggestions, experiences and recommendations and tailor itineraries as needed.
It is their personal involvement, enthusiasm and experience which enable them to offer a superior product.

Africa can be a challenging and expensive Continent to travel in but the knowledge and cohesiveness of the Expert Africa team and their local vendors makes the entire experience so special and worthwhile.

They are a credit to their organisation and we have no hesitation in using them repeatedly or recommending to other people.

Many thanks for another superb and memorable trip! We wish you continued success.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

At present nothing that we can think of... a pleasure to deal with." Read full review: 8 nights in Africa; 4 on a Rwanda safari
Overall trip
Excellent
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Where to stay in Lake Kivu

Our suggestions for places to stay in Lake Kivu


Cormoran Lodge

Cormoran Lodge

Cormoran Lodge is a small, friendly lodge on the shores of Lake Kivu, with beautiful views from its seven chalets.


87% (26 reviews)
Moriah Hill Resort

Moriah Hill Resort

Moriah Hill is a rather dated budget hotel, outside the town of Kibuye on the shores of Lake Kivu.


74% (10 reviews)
Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel is a larger, international-style resort hotel on the lakeside, well placed for a relaxing stay.


74% (7 reviews)
Kivu Lodge

Kivu Lodge

Kivu Lodge, sister lodge of Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, is located on a remote peninsula on the shores of Lake Kivu.


80% (2 reviews)
Paradise Malahide

Paradise Malahide

A small and simple guesthouse on the shores of Lake Kivu, Paradise Malahide has rustic charm, a friendly atmosphere and some great views.


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