Wonderful Kivu

The lake covers a total surface area of some 2730 km2 and stands at a height of 1463 m above sea level. Lake Kivu is a shared resource between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The lake bed sits upon a rift valley that is slowly being pulled apart, causing volcanic activity in the area, and making it particularly deep: its maximum depth of 485 m is ranked eighteenth in the world. The lake is surrounded by majestic mountains.

About Lake Kivu
Get detailed information relating to the formation, chemical and biological composition.
more>>
Activities
Lake Kivu is a busy place with both leisure and commercial activities.
More>>
List of publications about Lake Kivu
Need to fill out a form?
 
 

 

 

Monitoring Program
Set up to analyze data collected around the extracting plants, for better decision making.
Methane extraction
There is an abundance of methane gas in Lake Kivu, find out how it is extracted.
Scientific Data
This is a summary of the available scientific data about the lake.