How to get there
From Rwanda, crossing the border at the town of Cyangugu, also called Kamembe (border post of Ruzizi I). Count 5 to 6 hours by road with your own vehicle from Kigali to Bukavu.
From Burundi, also crossing Rwanda (Ruwa border then Ruzizi I), count 3 hours between Bujumbura and Bukavu.
From Goma, taking the road that runs along Lake Kivu, count 5 to 6 hours of a difficult track but in the middle of breathtaking landscapes.
By boat :
Several operators make daily trips between Goma and Bukavu. Tickets for speedboats (2 hours) cost an average of 50 USD and larger, slow boats (6 hours) cost between 8 and 25 USD. You can buy tickets at the Port of Goma and/or Bukavu. It is advisable to get the tickets at least a day in advance.
By plane :
The nearest international airports are in Goma (2 hours by boat), Bujumbura, Burundi (3 hours drive) and Kigali, Rwanda (+ 6 hours drive) or Kigali – Kamembe flight (35 min).