Positioned on the western edge of Rwanda, Lake Kivu is a massive expansive of water ringed by verdant hills that offer excellent hiking, chimp trekking, bird watching and canopy walks. It also facilitates kayaking or boating on the lake. Kivu is a relaxing place and hence can help one get over jet lag or to relax after gorilla trekking. Also Known as an African Great Lake located in the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift, along the border of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda. It is one of the African Great Lakes. The lake is located at an elevation of 1,460 metres (4,790 ft) in a depression in the Albertine Rift Valley and drains directly into the Ruzizi River, which flows southwards into Lake Tanganyika. Lake Kivu is approximately 90 km (56 mi) long (north–south) and 48 km (30 mi) wide (east–west). Its depth is 475 m (1,558 ft) and its surface area is 2,700 km2 (1,042 sq mi).
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