Der Lake Kivu mit vielen kleines Inseln die gruen bewachsen sind
Anja Sterker
Written by: Anja Sterker Last updated at: February 19, 2024

Lake Kivu

Lake Kivu is a lake in Central Africa. South of the Virunga Volcanoes and surrounded by steep, green-covered hills, the lake stretches through the middle and builds the borders of two countries. Rwanda on one side and the Democratic Republic of Congo on the other. Lake Kivu has an area of about 2400 km², and it is up to 480 m deep. It impresses with its tropical beaches, emerald green water and beautiful mountain landscape, which invites you to relax, hike or do water sports.

Whether viewed from land or water, the sight of Lake Kivu is simply beautiful. The lake is located almost 1,500 meters above sea level, and the water temperature is between 23° and 27° Celsius all year round. It is, therefore, ideal for swimming or other recreational activities.

The special feature of the lake is the volcanic springs underground, thanks to which the water stays warm all year round. In addition, large amounts of carbon dioxide and methane are found in the depths of the lake.

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