Accommodation in Gisenyi
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You might like to take it easy at the Lake Kivu Serena Hotel and Stipp Hotel Gisenyi.
Gisenyi Vacation Packages
Gisenyi Vacation Packages
Gisenyi is a few hours' drive from a couple of the country's best-known metropolises. Travel 60 miles (97 kilometers) to the east to explore Kigali, or go south 120 miles (193 kilometers) to Bujumbura.
It is common knowledge that just about everyone loves the seaside. Head on over to Gisenyi Beach while you're visiting the area. This great stretch of coast sits 0.4 miles (0.6 kilometers) southwest of Gisenyi.
Many would agree that the earth's most beautiful places lie in the natural world, and near Gisenyi there are a few natural wonders for you to enjoy. It's merely 5 miles (8 kilometers) from Gisenyi to Parc National des Virunga, and Lake Kivu is about 18 miles (29 kilometers) away.
It is very easy to reach Kigali Independent University and Rwanda Tourism University College.
See new sights and make some new friends with a day of sightseeing in Kibuye, situated 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the south. One more great place is Rumangabo, which is 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the north.
Gikondo, a regional hub only 60 miles (97 kilometers) from Gisenyi, is a prime destination. Here, you can enjoy Inema Art Center, Mambas Club and Union Trade Center. If you've still got time to burn, Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre and Kigali Memorial Centre / Gisozi Genocide Memorial Centre are also nearby.
How about going wind surfing or canoeing in the Rwanda region?
Learn about the culture and traditions behind this region's cuisine. Be sure to make your vacation complete by visiting some local dining places.
Local people will tell you that corn and peas are among this region's most well-known ingredients.
Get to know the culinary preferences of the locals by sampling unique dishes, including isombe (cassava leaves with eggplant and spinach) and mizuzu (fried plantations).
To complete your local dining experience, you have to try fruit, a popular dessert here.
Savor a glass of urwagwa (banana beer), a popular local beer, during your trip in the region. It's the perfect way to enjoy a lazy day on vacation.
Maraba coffee is a local, non-alcoholic beverage that is definitely worth sampling!
If you enjoy special events and you're staying in Rwanda near the 1st of July, look into the national celebration of Independence Day.
You should be aware that Gisenyi's closest major airport is Kigali International Airport. It is 65 miles (105 kilometers) to the east.
Packages in Gisenyi
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