Welcome to Idjwi island official Guide

When to Visit

Best time to Visit Idjwi Island -Congo Safaris

Plan to Visit  Idjwi Island is super-easy from either Goma or Bukavu and is highly highly recommended, for a peaceful, friendly and very scenic island and the simple beaches located at the island.”totally free of other foreigners”

Planning the best time to visit idwji island in the middle of Lake kivu in Democratic republic of congo is quite possible through out the year as its only place in congo that has never been affected by the civil wars that have been taking place in goma or bukavu side.

Democratic Republic of Congo lies on the Equator, with one-third of the country to the north and two-thirds to the south. The climate is hot and humid in the river basin and cool and dry in the southern highlands, with a cold, alpine climate in the Rwenzori Mountains, and idjwi island being located in the great eastern arm of the rift valley therefore its visited throughout the year by travelers and volunteers in the local community. .

DR Congo’s climate is classified as tropical and in winter, there is much less rainfall than in summer.  The average annual temperature in Congo is 24.6 °C. Precipitation here averages 1686 mm.

As its known that tourism field has seasons of visitation, Also idjwi island has the same and With the best months to visit Lake Kivu, many tourists choose to travel from May to September to February since in these months, the amount of rain has reduced and it’s sunny in most of the destinations  but irrespective of the above assumption travelers to the island should carry rain coats as it can rain any time while on a ferry.

About Lake Kivu in Africa

Lake Kivu is a large lake in western Rwanda that’s a nice place to relax and spend a few days. The lake, which is on the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, flows into the Ruzizi River which travels south towards Lake Tanganyika.