Lake Kivu

Follow the great Rift Valley down through Uganda to Rwanda and you will eventually find yourself at Lake Kivu in the west of Rwanda.  The deep emerald green waters of the lake are nestled between magnificent mountains, making this a particularly stunning part of Rwanda. 

On the northern edge of the lake is the large town of Rbayu, a great spot to relax after an trekking to see the gorillas.  This town can be a surprise with its beach front lined with hotels and bars, offering the perfect spot for a sundowner.   

If gorilla trekking gave you a taste for adventure you can add a kayaking tour on the lake, a perfect way to appreciate the beautiful shoreline.