Bukavu City tour

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Bukavu is a city in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), lying at the extreme south-western edge of Lake Kivu, west of Cyangugu in Rwanda, and separated from it by the outlet of the Ruzizi River. It is the capital of the South Kivu province. Bukavu was established in 1901 by the Belgian colonial authorities. Originally named "Costermansville" (in French) or "Costermansstad" (in Dutch) until 1954, it had a prominent European population under colonial rule. They were attracted by the subtropical climate (Lake Kivu is 1,500 meters above sea level) and scenic location (Bukavu is built on five peninsulas and has been described as "a green hand, dipped in the lake"). Many colonial villas have gardens sloping down to the shore.
In this city you can visit the cathedral, the big brewery (Bralima), the markets, the hydroelectric center, the famous Panzi hospital, amongst other places of interest. From Bukavu you can visit the lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National park, Idjwi Island on Lake Kivu, Benedictine nunnery in Muresa (The nuns have amazing ice cream, honey and cheese)

PRICE INCLUDES: Mineral water during the tour, all entrance fees, professional guide, transportation, lunch (if full day excursion)