I spent this last weekend in Kibuye, a town on Lake Kivu. I went with a group of students from the University of Zurich in Switzerland and their professor, Andrea. We left Kigali early Friday morning and headed to Kibuye by bus. The three-hour ride was a bit nauseating with the constant twists in the road, but absolutely stunning nonetheless. To call Rwanda ‘hilly’ is such a wild understatement- virtually the entirety of the landscape is composed of soaring hills and deep valleys with the occasional village or farm carved into the hillside, or groups of houses perched on the hilltops.
Lake Kivu itself is absurdly gorgeous- massive, turquoise and decorated with [hilly] islands. I spent the majority of Friday wandering around the lake, and taking pictures. I’ll have another post later this week on the rest of my weekend there, but in the meantime I wanted to share some shots from the first day, seeing as I think the photos do a much better job of describing the place than my words can: