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Travel Warning WARNING: As of spring 2020 the U.S. State Department advises against all travel to Kivu, and the U.K. foreign office advises against against all travel to most of the region and against all but essential travel to Goma and Bukavu. This is due to an Ebola outbreak, violent crime, and ongoing armed conflict. Consular services may not be available. See also War zone safety.
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(Information last updated Mar 2020)

Kivu is a region in the east of Democratic Republic of the Congo. It runs along the western shore of Lake Tanganyika.


Map of Kivu
  • 1 Bukavu
  • 2 Bunagana - tiny township in rebel territory, notable only as the easiest land crossing into the more visitor friendly parts of Uganda and the visitor delights of Kisoro
  • 3 Goma

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Influenced by neighbouring Burundi, Rwanda, & Uganda this region is known for its volcanoes, mountain gorillas, and, tragically, its unfathomable conflicts

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