Rubavu is a district (akarere) in Western Province, Rwanda. Its capital is Gisenyi, Rwanda’s biggest beach resort and border city.
The district lies on the shores of Lake Kivu, around the city of Gisenyi, and just across the border from the Congolese city of Goma. It is also close to Mount Nyiragongo, an active volcano.
Rubavu district is divided into 12 sectors (imirenge): Bugeshi, Busasamana, Cyanzarwe, Gisenyi, Kanama, Kanzenze, Mudende, Nyakiliba, Nyamyumba, Nyundo, Rubavu and Rugerero.