East Africa 2012

7½ months - with Melanie - Toyota Hiace 4x4 van

Alongside Lake Kivu

August 25, 2012  —  Rwanda
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Town of Cyangugu.

Lake Kivu, located west of the country, extends for nearly 100 kilometres. It is also a border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This lake has a maximum depth of 480 metres and an area of about 2200 km2.

This lake doesn't have a rich fauna compared to other African lakes on this part of the continent. The lake is said to contain a higher than normal quantity of methane. For this reason, there are only 30 species of fishes in Lake Kivu (for comparison, there are a few hundred in Lake Victoria).

Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Lake Kivu.
Land of a Thousand Hills - Rwanda
Land of a Thousand Hills - Rwanda
Tea plantation.
Land of a Thousand Hills - Rwanda
Tea plantation.
Land of a Thousand Hills - Rwanda
Land of a Thousand Hills - Rwanda
Land of a Thousand Hills - Rwanda
Tea plantation.
Land of a Thousand Hills - Rwanda
Tea plantation.
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Lake Kivu.
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Border with Congo.

For me, Congo is the ultimate destination for adventure tourism. This vast country devastated by civil wars is nowadays a little bit more secure, but remains a region for adventurers and those with a taste for risks.

Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Congo.
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Rice field.
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Bush camping.
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
A farmer came to a few metres of our door.
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
A turaco.
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Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Camping on Kumbya Peninsula. A small paradise.
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Views from the campsite.
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Views from the campsite.
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Velvet monkey.
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Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Rice field.
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Rice field.
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Rice grows on these plants.
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Lake Kivu - Rwanda
Lake Kivu - Rwanda