Gisenyi (Rubavu)

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Town:Gisenyi
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Top Descriptions

Like , Gisenyi is another great place to explore and enjoy . The town also favours from quick connections with both and and has enough eateries and accommodations to cater for a variety of tourist, provided they are not in any hurry. While not as peaceful or immediately beautiful as , Gisenyi does have its own charm and is worth spending a few days in, especially if you’re thinking of exploring the surrounding areas by foot. With and easily accessible on foot, and a couple of good viewpoints (especially ) just outside of town, you won’t be hard pressed to stay active here. – Daniel
 
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Top Tips

Although not nearly as immediately pretty as , this lakeside town is better facilitated and has the added bonus of volcanic views on a clear day.
As with many places in , there are few conventional attractions here. However, taking the or can be a pleasant way of spending your time.
If you’re on a budget, consider staying at and eating the all-day buffet at .
 
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The Location

What should we know?

Name in local script:
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Also known as:Rubavu
 
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Environment type:beach, forest, hill, lake, mountain
Location type:border, rural, town, village
 
Religion type:Roman Catholocism. Protestantism

What can we see or do there?

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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Rwandan Frank (RWF)
Average daily budget:RWF19,150

When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:5 nights
High season:June to September
Low season:March to May

How can we get in contact?

Language(s):English, French, Kinyarwanda
Timezone:UTC+02:00
Country calling code:250

How can we get there?

Coordinates:-1.68838, 29.25212
Geographical feature:Lake Kivu

The Directions

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What are the numbers and averages?

Number of attractions visited:7
Travel time to attractions:35 minutes
Travel time to next location:2 hours, 10 minutes
 
Size:11km2
Altitude:1,481m

Local Availability

ItemSizeAverage Cost
Beer (multinational)500mlRWF1,500
Beer (national)500mlRWF600
Fizzy drink1 litreRWF700
Fruit juice1 litreRWF1,500
Gin (multinational)1 litreRWF15,000
Gin (national)1 litreRWF6,000
Milk1 litre
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Oil1 litreRWF1,725
Rum (multinational)1 litre
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Rum (national)1 litre
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Vodka (multinational)1 litre
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Vodka (national)1 litre
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Water1 litreRWF400
Whisky (multinational)1 litreRWF15,000
Whisky (national)1 litre
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Wine1 bottleRWF10,000
ItemSizeAverage Cost
Almonds100gRWF2,000
Apples1kgRWF1,200
Bananas1kgRWF500
Bell pepper1kg
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Bread1 loafRWF1,000
Carrots1kg
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Chillies1kg
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Chocolate (multinational)1 barRWF600
Chocolate (national)1 barRWF200
Coconut milk1 canRWF1,200
Cucumber1kg
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Eggs1 dozen
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Garlic1kg
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Ginger1kg
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Honey1 jarRWF1,800
Ice cream1 unit
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Jam1 jarRWF2,500
Onions1kg
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Oranges1kg
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Pasta1kgRWF1,600
Peanut butter1 jarRWF4,000
Peanuts100gRWF500
Potatoes1kg
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Raisins100gRWF700
Rice1kgRWF1,700
Sandwich1 unit
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Tomatoes1kgRWF800
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Antifungal shampoo1 bottleRWF5,000
Conditioner1 bottle
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Condoms1 packRWF1,000
Deodorant1 canRWF2,500
Floss1 pack
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Hand sanitizer1 bottle
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Laundry soap1 barRWF150
Razors1 packRWF3,500
Sanitary towels1 packRWF1,000
Shampoo1 bottleRWF4,000
Soap1 barRWF600
Tampons1 box
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Toilet roll1 unit
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Toothpaste1 tubeRWF1,200
Washing powder1 boxRWF1,000
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Antiseptic cream1 tubeRWF3,000
Bandages1 packRWF1,500
Chapstick1 unitRWF1,500
Contact lens solution1 bottle
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Headache tablets1 packRWF300
Ibuprofen1 packRWF1,000
Mosquito repellent1 bottle
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Nail clippers1 set
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Plasters1 packRWF1,500
Sun cream1 bottle
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Sunglasses1 pair
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Batteries4-packRWF3,000
Chilli powder100g
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Cigarettes (multinational)20-packRWF2,000
Cigarettes (national)20-packRWF1,500
Coriander100g
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Cumin100g
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Fuel1 litreRWF898
Internet1 hourRWF400
Lighter1 unit
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Matches1 pack
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Paprika100g
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Travel multiadapter1 unit
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Travel plug1 unit
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Turmeric100gRWF1,250
Stock1 pack
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Local Cuisine

DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Breakfast (continental)RWF2,167
Breakfast (cooked)RWF4,000
Buffet (vegetarian)RWF1,100
BurgerRWF4,000
Burger (cheese)RWF4,167
Cake (slice)RWF3,000
CarbonaraRWF3,500
CerealRWF2,000
ChapattiRWF650
Chicken wingsRWF5,000
Curry (generic – meat)RWF6,000
Curry (generic – vegetable)RWF4,000
Dumplings (Asian – meat)RWF4,000
Eggs (how you like)RWF1,567
Fillet (beef)RWF5,125
Fillet (fish)RWF5,625
French friesRWF1,333
Fried (fish)RWF4,000
Fried rice (meat)RWF4,000
Fruit saladRWF2,500
Grilled (chicken)RWF4,670
Grilled (fish)RWF4,333
DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
LasagnaRWF4,000
Meat ballsRWF1,367
OmeletteRWF1,234
Pancake (simple)RWF1,800
Pasta (meat)RWF3,833
Pasta (vegetable)RWF2,670
Pizza (loaded)RWF5,667
Pizza (simple)RWF4,170
Pork chopsRWF5,000
PorridgeRWF2,000
Quesadilla (meat)RWF5,500
Quesadilla (vegetables)RWF5,000
DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
RibsRWF4,000
Rice (vegetable)RWF3,000
Roasted (pork)RWF4,500
Roasted (vegetable)RWF5,000
SaladRWF2,500
Salad (meat)RWF3,750
Sandwich (basic)RWF2,750
Sandwich (loaded)RWF3,125
Skewers (meat)RWF2,100
Soup (meat)RWF3,500
Soup (vegetarian)RWF1,900
SteakRWF5,333
Stew (meat)RWF10,000
Whole (chicken)RWF10,000
Whole (fish)RWF8,334
BeverageAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Bailey’s (shot)RWF1,650
Bailey’s (bottle)RWF20,000
Beer (multinational)RWF1,140
Beer (national)RWF760
CoffeeRWF1,400
Cognac (shot)RWF3,500
Fruit juice (concentrated)RWF1,500
Fruit juice (fresh)RWF1,267
Gin (shot)RWF2,434
Hot chocolateRWF1,800
MilkRWF2,000
Red BullRWF2,000
Rum (shot)RWF2,167
Soft drinkRWF620
TeaRWF1,100
Tea (African)RWF1,760
Tea (herbal)RWF1,833
Tequila (shot)RWF2,050
Vodka (shot)RWF2,500
Waragi (shot)RWF5,250
Water (2L)RWF1,775
Whisky (bottle)RWF47,500
Whisky (shot)RWF2,760
Wine (bottle)RWF21,667
Wine (glass)RWF2,250

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