You can reach Bukavu from Rwanda via the borders of Cangungu, from Burundi via the border of Uvira, and from Goma via Lake Kivu or by Road. Due to unresolved wars that continue to this day, as well as the massive crossing of goods over the Rwanda/DRC border, the border crossings can take a great deal of time, as well bribes. Do not approach expecting to be able to buy a visa at the border. Have it beforehand and also be prepared to wait and still possibly pay a bribe. It's just one fellow writing everything down in a big ledger.
Bukavu is mainly a dollar economy, so plan to use Congolese francs only for small purchases. For shopping, check out the SuperMarket Asante, between the Mayor building and SONAs, in front of the Bukavu Cathedral.
For lunch and dinner, try the Cafe and Restaurant Asante at Supermarket Asante, located between the Mayor Building and SONAS.
If you want to get out Bukavu City: Please visit Kaziba about 35 mileages (55km) from the big city Bukavu. There is a guest House at Byakweli's property, closer to the Kaziba Hospital. This guest house is modernize have a meeting room for 15 to 25 people, 5 bed rooms, nice refrigerator,living room, dinning room, 2 full bathroom and 1/2 bath, kitchen outside-well connected with the dinning-room, no need for flash lights because we have electricity from Hospital's hydro-power, and 8000 Watts generator just in case,.....
Try this city....you will love it( Mountains, valley, agriculture, Culture, Christian environment, ....) Please call +243- 994607790 or + 254-733595608 or + 243- 853713681 for visit or booking.