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Kivu Lodge is located in Karongi district and it is being managed by 3B Hotels. It is a sister lodge to Mountain Gorilla View Lodge and Flame Tree Village. It is situated on a small piece of land just on private peninsula on the Lake Kivu.

The lodge is off the highway from Karongi to Kamembe. Flights can land at the lodge on its standard helipad on sight. Flying time from Kigali International Airport to the lodge is just 30 minutes. By private speed boat from Rubavu to the lodge is only 2 hours while from Kamembe and  it takes 1 hour by speed boat.

Kivu Lodge

Kivu Lodge is made of 20 specious cottages where 2are executive suites. It also contains a restaurant, coffee bar and lounge bar, outdoor cascading swimming pool overlooking the waters of the Lake Kivu.  The rooms are direct to Lake Kivu offering stunning views of the Lake Kivu with private balcony.  It is surrounded by a private coffee plantation.


  • Relaxation in a tranquil environment
  • Local fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water sports
  • Sunset cruises on the Lake Kivu and dinner/cocktail parties aboard the Iliza
  • Visits to the coffee plantations and coffee tasting
  • Visits to the tea plantations, factory and tea tasting.
  • Local cultural troupe dancing (intore).
  • Visits to the local community.
  • Visit the Bisesero Genocide Memorial Site
  • Hiking
  • Visits to Nyungwe Forest and the source of the River Nile.
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