Steep steps lead down to a small private man-made beach next to the lake, with a few sunloungers, a campfire, and toys and swings for children to play on. It’s just a short walk to a jetty where guests are welcome to swim, while the more active can rent kayaks or motorboats, or go waterskiing. Lake Kivu area has lot biodiversity secrets; it has 26 fish species and is a breeding haven for many bird species. Most of breeding areas are on the same islands and peninsula. Daily excursions include a visit to Napoleon Island near Kibuye – home to thousands of bats. Spend the night or enjoy a meal at Amahoro Island near Kibuye, or visit the inhabitants of Bugarama and Nkomo Islands. There is also the option to cycle, hike or drive along the Congo-Nile Trail. This 227 km long trail runs from Gisenyi to Kamembe along the scenic shores of Lake Kivu.