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capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo


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Mount Kahuzi

mountain in Democratic Republic of the Congo


Someday we will visit Bukavu or begin to dream about going there! However, for now its not on our radar. Let us know in the comments if you think that should change!


Bukavu is in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is on the border with Rwanda. This area has suffered from some of the ongoing political unrest.

The city has over 100 art deco buildings which were constructed during Belgian colonial rule and proposals have been made to preserve these so that the city can be a tourist attraction for architecture enthusiasts.

Although not threatened by volcanoes as Goma is, Bukavu is equally in danger from a potential limnic eruption from Lake Kivu, in which vast quantities of dissolved carbon dioxide and methane could explode from the lake and threaten the lives of the 2 million people who live near the lake.

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