Top things to do in Bukavu

Top Choice National Park in Bukavu

Parc National de Kahuzi-Biéga

South Kivu's star attraction is this national park, where you can track habituated eastern lowland gorillas (Grauer’s gorillas) for just US$400 per person, a relative bargain! The park also contains a chimp orphanag…
Top Choice French in Bukavu

Orchids Safari Club Restaurant

This smart restaurant inside the Orchids Safari Club hotel sees a scramble at lunchtime to bag one of its few lake-facing tables, and the views are well worth coming early for. The food is classical French cuisine w…
Island in Bukavu

Idjwi Island

Floating out in the middle of Lake Kivu, Idjwi Island is, at 340 sq km, the second-largest lake island in Africa. Isolated from Congo's decades of war, as well as missing out on what little development the mainland …
Congolese in Bukavu

Karibu

This fun and friendly bar and restaurant has a decidedly hip feel, with a crowd of locals around the pool table, a garden decorated with empty beer bottles and fairy lights, and a shop selling upcycled clothes with …