Formerly known as Shangugu, the town of Cyangugu rests at the southernmost tip of Lake Kivu in Rwanda, overlooking the DRC’s town of Bukavu. There’s not much action in Cyangugu, but it’s a great place to relax for a day or two before (or after) exploring nearby Nyungwe National Park, a beautiful forested area that is home to chimpanzees and 12 other primates, including the L’Hoest monkey.

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Highlights in Cyangugu

  • Bird watching
  • Visit the Genocide Memorial
  • Nearby hot springs
  • Views of Lake Kivu

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Mantis Kivu Marina Bay Hotel

Situated in the western province of Rwanda in the Rusizi district, you will find Mantis Kivu Marina Bay. The 4-star hotel is a few kilometres from Kamembe International Airport. While staying at this luxury hotel, you will enjoy the magnificent views of beautiful Lake Kivu and be close to Nyungwe…

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Nyungwe Forest National Park

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