Bukavu town is one of the gorgeous cities in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo that lies on the western edges of Lake Kivu and borders west Cyangugu of Rwanda. Historically the town was occupied by Bushi kingdom which is the ethnic group of southern kivu province later the town was named Bukavu which is a local name to meaning farm of cows.

Bukavu town experiences a sub-tropical climate and it is strategically located near to river Rusizi which attracted the colonial population in consideration to the scenic location of Lake Kivu. Bukavu has been established on five peninsulas or fingers and the city was the previous administrative town for kivu province although the city lost its popularity due to the growth of Goma town. The five peninsulas stretch towards Lake Kivu and Bukavu city is separated by river Rusizi from Rwanda.

Why visit Bukavu town.

Bukavu town is 40 kilometer to Kahuzi Biega national park thus it can act hub to travelers who would like to enjoy trekking eastern lowland gorillas due the fact that it is close to the park. Bukavu town is home to the a wide range of accommodation safari lodges which travelers visiting Kahuzi Biega national park for the gorilla trekking experiences can use on a safari such the Coco lodge, lakeside hotel Bukavu, exodus Bukavu lodge among other lodges.

Travelers can base in kivu town to explorer the Lake Kivu which is second largest lake in DR Congo and it is home to Inland Islands known as Idjwi Island which offers scenic beauties to all travelers that visit Bukavu town. Travelers staying in Bukavu town can as well enjoy kayaking adventure experiences on the five peninsulas stretching to Lake Kivu.

In synopsis, there are three top attractions in Bukavu town such as Kahuzi Biega national park which famous home to the eastern lowland gorillas in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the gorgeous and exciting lake kivu that harbors Idjwi inland island in DR-Congo as well as Vacation rental/accommodation facilities in Auckland although the town also a lot offer on a safari to DR-Congo.