"Gisenyi" Prefegitura ya Gisenyi by marcoparco

Prefegitura ya Gisenyi Travel Guide: 9 reviews and 60 photos

Gisenyi is located in north west Rwanda. It is one of the Rwandan cities on the banks of one of the great lakes of Africa - Lake Kivu. The city offers for some great scenic views, swimming, eating and most importantly relaxation. It is one of the easiest (and safest) ways to get to Goma in the DRC. If you climb the mountain found in back of Gisenyi (like in the picture) you can see the volcano near goma that erupted and devasted the city in 2002. Climbing the small mountain also offers some amazing views. Well worth the 200m hike up the hill. We had a great time here and didnt make it to our original destination of the market. We ended up chatting with many locals who explained to us all the buildings we were seeing from the hill!!!

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  • Pros:Relaxation at its best! Even cheap if you are willing to stay in guesthouses!
  • Cons:Not so much to do....
  • In a nutshell:Great place to get away and just relax!
  • Last visit to Prefegitura ya Gisenyi: Aug 2006
  • Intro Updated Aug 26, 2006
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