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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is currently undergoing much upheaval and strife internally as well as with a couple of their neighbours, and this has led to a sharp decrease in travellers visiting the country for holiday or leisure purposes. However, the DRC is one of Central Africa’s most dynamic nations and offers tourists a wide range of natural spectacles to discover and explore. One such landmark is the stunning Lake Kivu, which lies on the border between the DRC and neighbouring Rwanda.
Lake Kivu has been described as one of Africa’s Great Lakes and is a key producer of methane and a local variant of sardine. One of Lake Kivu’s key features is the town of Bukavu which is located at the extreme south eastern shores of the lake. Bukavu is steeped in history and was founded in 1901 as a Belgian colony where it had a prominent European population while... Show more