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Lake kivu has a beautiful view and lovely birds. Whether watching from a restaurant or boat, it is a highlight of a visit to Rusizi.


Gihaya is one of the Lake Kivu islands within the Rwandan boundaries.  The island is located at about 2 Kilometers from Emeraude Kivu Resort, a new hotel located along Lake Kivu in the District of Rusizi, Western of Rwanda. Considering the challenging hardship that the population of this island is experiencing and subsequent threats they pose to the lake, the management of Emeraude Kivu Resort has decided to open up win-win opportunities for this population in order to support their resolve to confront these challenges and to mitigate these threats to the lake.

In this respect, our management is working with a Gihaya women cooperative to make baskets sold at Emeraude Kivu Resort