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If you’re surprised that Rwanda has a beach – you’re not alone. Rubavu is a waterfront town located on the shores of Lake Kivu, one Africa’s great bodies of water. At only an hour away from Volcanoes National Park, Rubavu is a great way to unwind after trekking adventures. The Town marks the beginning of the Congo Nile Trail, which extends 227 km to Rusizi, and has plenty of biking and hiking trails to fulfil those who crave adventure. Rubavu is also known for its agro-tourism experiences, with many tea and coffee plantations nearby. Beach days can be filled with water sports, beach sports, kayaking, fishing or boat tours.