A small town on the border with the DRC, with views across to the Congolese city of Bukavu.
Rusizi is the closest town to Nyungwe National Park, which is about an hour’s drive away. Budget accommodation here will appeal to self-drive visitors to the National Park.
The district lies at the southern end of Lake Kivu, where it empties into the Rusizi River (after which the district is named). Rusizi’s capital, Cyangugu, is one of the three major Rwandan lake ports of Lake Kivu (along with Kibuye and Gisenyi) and it is contiguous with the much larger Congolese city of Bukavu. The district also contains the western half of Nyungwe Forest, a popular tourist destination, being one of the last remaining forest areas of Rwanda and home to chimpanzees and many other species of primate. You are welcome to visit Rwanda