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
       
      Tour operator(s):
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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
            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            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
            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            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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            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            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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