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Western Rwanda : Gisenyi
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Gisenyi is a city in Rubavu district in Western Rwanda.


Gisenyi is a town on the north shore of Lake Kivu on the border with DR Congo (Goma) Gisenyi is coterminous with Goma, the city across the border in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Get in

Buses run many times a day between Kigali and Gisenyi and at least once a day between Kibuye and Gisenyi

Get around

Gisenyi is a small town and can easily be gotten around on foot, alternatively there are hundreds of motorbike taxis around.


Lake Kivu and beaches


Situated on the north of Lake Kivu, it also offers many opportunities for water sports or for excursions on the lake. The northern shore of the lake on which Goma and Gisenyi lie is a flat plain featuring lava formations from the eruptions of nearby Nyiragongo Volcano.

Gisenyi town features a resort on the shores of Lake Kivu, with the best hotels and beaches.

  • Wildlife Tours,Gorilla Trekking,Historical & Cultural, Village visits,

Volunteer,Walking & Trekking,Kayaking & Boat trip, Community based Tours, Sightseeing Tours.





  • Lake Kivu Serena Hotel, Avenue de la Cooperation (on the shore of lake Kivu outside just outside the city), +250 252 541111 (fax: +250 252 541102), [1]. From $134 per night.


Get out

Gisenyi is right on the border of DRC and you can easily walk there; most nationalities can get an 8 day Congolese visa at the border for $35. Plane trips can be made from here to view the Nyiragongo volcano craters.

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