Gisenyi Walk 2 (Congo Nile Subtrail)

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Average time taken:4 hours
 
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The Directions

This walk follows as far as the fork that divides the main Congo Nile trail from the Pfunda subtrail. You can find this fork about 20 minutes on the road beyond the brewery in Rubona. You will see a clear signpost indicating that straight on leads to the main trail and that left is for the subtrail. For the most impressive views around, take the road heading left onto the subtrail.
 
This trail runs as far as the Pfunda Tea Estate 30km away, but you can choose to walk along it for as long as you care to. The first hour and a half up is particularly inviting. At first you will pass through a school before heading further up the mountain and through small villages (full of excited children). Behind you should be some excellent panoramic views of and as you climb higher, excellent views also of Nyiragongo Volcano – on a clear day at least.
 
If you keep climbing, you will lose the views of the lake but other volcanic peaks of the should start to appear to your left. To return, either continue on to Pfunda (this would be a push in one day) or return the way you came. A moto taxi from the brewery back to should cost no more than USD1,500 or you can walk if you still have the energy.

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What are the numbers and averages?

Distance:15km
Altitude:1,400m

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Top Tips

If you walk all the way from , this is quite a tiring walk – especially on a hot day – so do bring supplies.
On the subtrail, watch out for when the school kicks out. If you’re there when it does, expect to be mobbed by (potentially) hundreds of children! High five as many as you can ;).
If you want to eat somewhere near the base of the trail, consider or perhaps even .
 
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Early start
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Map and compass
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Snacks
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Sun protection
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Water purification
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Photogenic factor
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Distance to hospital
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Safety
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Cleanliness

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Gisenyi Town Viewpoint

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To find this viewpoint, you’ll need to ascend the forested hill that runs to the east of town. If you walk down the main road toward the lake, right near to where the shops run out you should see a small rocky path running up the mountain to your left. The path should be busy with locals coming and going from the village up the hill.
 
When you reach the first fork you should take the left through the broken wire fence and up into the village. You should have good views of the town below and glimpses of Nyiragongo Volcano on a clear day. How far you walk up and through the village is up to you. We went as far as a local cemetery and then turned back.

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What are the numbers and averages?

Altitude:1,460m

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Top Tips

Expect to be stared at quite a lot. It would seem that the locals don’t get ‘muzungus’ wandering up this way often.
Don’t expect fantastic views, but this viewpoint does make for a quick bird’s eye view of the town.
 
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Hassle
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Hawkers
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Insects
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Mosquitoes
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Unwanted attention
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Picnicking
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Awe
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Early start
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Equipment (hiking)
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Guides
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Map and compass
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Snacks
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Sun protection
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Ability to take photos
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Photogenic factor
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Distance to hospital
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Safety
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Security
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Cleanliness
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Maintenance
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Gisenyi Walk 1 (Congo Nile Trail)

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Average time taken:3 hours, 30 minutes
 
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Head to the second road behind and walk right beyond the . You will pass a petrol station and come to a fork in the road. Take the right turning towards the lake and follow this road along the lake for at least 20 minutes. After some time, you will reach a hydroelectic power plant and then shortly after a major junction. The lake side road will be guarded by military and closed to the public. Take the left hand road leading uphill and away from the lake. Stay on this road for about 30 or so minutes, all the time heading uphill.
 
You will pass through the busy roadside village of Gitsamba and shortly after see sharp signposted right. The sign will read ‘Congo Nile Trail: . Take this turning up and through the village for about 1km. Prepare to be accosted by groups of excited children! Take some time to admire the view from the top, which on a clear day should show the DRC city of Goma and the inspiring perfect cone of Nyiragongo Volcano. After you’ve spent some time hearing enjoying the view, return the way you came to the main road and continue along and downhill to the small town of Rubona.
 
Once in Rubona, you will have two choices: either walk through largest brewery and continue along that road for as long as you care to along the Congo Nile main trail (stopping at after 30 minutes or so if you need to take a break), or head right into the resort-strip section of Rubona, finishing with a dip at after about 20 or so minutes or stopping along the way for refreshments at . Of course, if you had the time and the inclination you could even combine both routes!
 
You can walk back the way you came if you have the energy, or catch a minibus outside of the brewery back to for about RWF300.

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What are the numbers and averages?

Distance:15km
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Top Tips

Do bring along some snacks and plenty of water – there’s no too much along the way here.
Don’t expect the quietest of walks; this route follows a main road which can be quite busy at times. The section around the brewery can also be particularly dusty and busy.
To avoid eating at the overpriced (or other restaurant-resorts in Rubona), consider catching the minibus (RWF300) back to for a cheap and tasty all-day buffet at .
 
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Recommendation
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Hawkers
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Insects
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Picnicking
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Swimming
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Awe
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Memorability
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Tour groups
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Tourists
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Human factor
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Peacefulness
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Pollution
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Awe
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Beauty
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Panorama
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Visibility
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Changeability
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Drought
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Flood
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Humidity
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Rain
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Temperature
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Wind
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Birdlife (viewing)
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Wildlife (viewing)
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Accessibility
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Accessibility (car)
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Dengue
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Malaria
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Guides
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Sun protection
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Water purification
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Ability to take photos
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Distance to hospital
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Cleanliness

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Rubona Hill Scenic Viewpoint

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Top Descriptions

It’s only a 30-minute or so detour off the from up to this pretty stunning viewpoint. The views out to and to Nyiragongo Volcano are very much worth it and the friendly village that you have to walk through to get there is interesting too.
 
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Top Tips

This makes for an excellent diversion on the .
Expect to be followed up the hill through the village by groups of children shouting ‘hellozungu’!
On a clear day, the view of Nyiragongo Volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo is quite inspiring.
 
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Descent
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Intensity
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Risk
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Entertainment
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General costs
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Recommendation
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Safety
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Value for money
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Beggars
1
Hassle
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Hawkers
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Insects
1
Mosquitoes
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Unwanted attention
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Picnicking
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Adrenaline
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Awe
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Evocativeness
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Memorability
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Need for maintenance
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Quality
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Recommendation
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Returnability
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Backpackers
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Children
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Congestion
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Popularity
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Tour groups
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Tourists
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Air quality
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Altitude
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Human factor
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Peacefulness
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Pollution
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Variation in topography
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Awe
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Beauty
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Panorama
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Stargazing
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Visibility
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Changeability
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Drought
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Flood
1
Humidity
1
Rain
1
Temperature
1
Wind
1
Birdlife (viewing)
1
Wildlife (viewing)
1
Accessibility (car)
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Accessibility (disabled)
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Accessibility (foot)
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Cyclepaths
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Disorientation factor
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Footpaths
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Location
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Signs
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Trails
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Ability to take photos
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Photogenic factor
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Distance to hospital
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Safety
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Security
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Cleanliness
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Maintenance
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Rubona Beach

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Average time taken:15 minutes
 
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Top Tips

Although it is mainly of interest for its beaches, we couldn’t really find any in Rubona except for this one.
To access this beach it is necessary to walk down through the Waterfront Resort Lake Kivu.
Don’t expect a particularly clean or inviting beach here.
 
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Need for French
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Aggression
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Friendliness
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Helpfulness
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Intoxication
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Experience needed
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Risk
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Amount
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Entertainment
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General costs
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Interactivity
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Recommendation
1
Safety
0
Value for money
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Ability to cook
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Ability to explore
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Freedom
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Restrictions (women)
1
Tolerance (affection)
0
Tolerance (drugs)
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Tolerance (LGBT)
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Beggars
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Hassle
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Hawkers
1
Insects
1
Mosquitoes
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Noise
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Sandflies
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Sea lice
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Unwanted attention
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Nudity
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Picnicking
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Snorkelling
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Sunbathing
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Swimming
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Adrenaline
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Awe
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Evocativeness
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Interactivity
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Memorability
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Need for maintenance
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Quality
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Recommendation
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Returnability
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Backpackers
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Children
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Congestion
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Popularity
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Tour groups
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Tourists
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LGBT
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Partying
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Air quality
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Peacefulness
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Pollution
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Awe
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Beauty
1
Panorama
0
Stargazing
1
Visibility
1
Changeability
0
Drought
1
Humidity
1
Rain
1
Temperature
1
Wind
1
Birdlife (density)
1
Birdlife (viewing)
0
Fishing factor
1
Wildlife (density)
1
Wildlife (viewing)
1
Accessibility (car)
1
Accessibility (foot)
0
Accessibility (public transport)
1
Footpaths
1
Location
1
Signs
1
Trails
1
Costs
1
Ticket costs
1
Value for money
1
Danger (humans)
0
Dengue
0
Malaria
1
Robbery
0
Severity of the law
1
Strong currents
1
Strong waves
1
Wild dogs
1
Camping
1
Equipment (cooking)
1
Equipment (sleeping)
1
Equipment (weatherproof)
1
Snacks
1
Sun protection
1
Ability to take photos
1
Photogenic factor
1
Distance to hospital
1
Safety
1
Cleanliness
1
Maintenance

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Lake Kivu (Gisenyi)

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Lake/Reservoir:Lake Kivu (Gisenyi)
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The Lake

What should we know?

Name in local script:
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Environment type:lakes
Location type:country border, rural, town, villages

What can we see or do there?

Services:Lake Kivu Boat Tour
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Animals:
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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Rwandan Franks (RWF)
 
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When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:10 nights
 
Day:Opens:Closes:
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How can we get in contact?

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

How can we get there?

Coordinates:-1.71541, 29.24826
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Transportation type:
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The Directions

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The Directions

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The Directions

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What are the numbers and averages?

Size:2,370km2
Depth:
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Altitude:1,463m

Top Descriptions

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Top Tips

Be prepared to extend your stay, especially in . This lake may be rather devoid of activities but it certainly makes for a pleasant and relaxing few days.
Although reportedly free of Bilharzia (and crocodiles and hippos) due to the high concentrations of methane dissolved within the lake, anecdotal evidence indicates that you may still want to think twice about swimming here – as enticing as it.
Don’t expect the prolific amount of wildlife found at other rift valley lakes in East Africa. Periodic extinctions due to the methane in the lake have kept the flora and fauna in check here.
 
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Reviews & Amenities

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English information
0
Multilingual information
1
Need for English
1
Need for French
1
Need for local language
1
Aggression
1
Amount
1
Friendliness
1
Helpfulness
1
Honesty
1
Intoxication
0
Altitude
1
Ascent
1
Descent
1
Amount
1
Captivation
0
General costs
1
Interactivity
1
Recommendation
1
Safety
0
Value for money
1
Ability to explore
1
Freedom
1
Tolerance (affection)
0
Tolerance (drugs)
0
Tolerance (LGBT)
1
Beggars
1
Hassle
1
Hawkers
1
Insects
1
Mosquitoes
1
Noise
0
Price inflation
1
Sandflies
1
Unwanted attention
1
Nudity
1
Picnicking
0
Snorkelling
1
Sunbathing
1
Swimming
1
Adrenaline
1
Awe
1
Captivation
1
Interactivity
1
Need for maintenance
1
Quality
1
Recommendation
1
Returnability
1
Backpackers
1
Children
1
Congestion
1
Popularity
0
Tour groups
1
Tourists
0
LGBT
0
Partying
0
Socialising
1
Air quality
0
Altitude
1
Human factor
1
Peacefulness
1
Pollution
1
Variation in terrain
1
Variation in topography
1
Awe
1
Beauty
1
Panorama
0
Stargazing
1
Visibility
1
Changeability
0
Drought
0
Flood
1
Humidity
1
Rain
1
Temperature
1
Wind
1
Birdlife (viewing)
0
Fishing factor
1
Wildlife (viewing)
1
Accessibility (car)
0
Accessibility (disabled)
1
Accessibility (foot)
1
Accessibility (public transport)
0
Cyclepaths
1
Disorientation factor
1
Footpaths
1
Signs
1
Trails
1
Costs
1
Foreigner pricing
1
Obvious pricing
1
Price inflation
1
Ticket costs
1
Value for money
0
Altitude sickness
1
Danger (general)
1
Danger (humans)
1
Danger (land animals)
0
Dengue
1
Landslides
0
Malaria
1
Robbery
1
Strong currents
1
Wild dogs
1
Amount
0
Multilingual
1
Quality
1
4x4
1
Camping
1
Equipment (cooking)
1
Equipment (hiking)
1
Equipment (weatherproof)
1
Guides
1
Map and compass
1
Snacks
1
Sun protection
1
Water purification
1
Ability to take photos
1
Photogenic factor
1
Distance to hospital
1
Safety
1
Security
1
Cleanliness
1
Time needed

Lake Kivu (Gisenyi) Forum

Gisenyi Beach

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Beach:Gisenyi Beach
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The Beach

What should we know?

Name in local script:
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Environment type:lakes, sand
Location type:rural, town

What can we see or do there?

Activities:
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Services:
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Animals:fruit bats
Birds:
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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Rwandan Franks (RWF)
 
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Extras:Average Cost:
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How long should it take us?

Average time taken:35 minutes
 
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Busiest day(s):
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How can we get in contact?

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

How can we get there?

Coordinates:-1.70346, 29.25856
 
Transportation type:
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The Directions

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The Directions

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The Directions

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What are the numbers and averages?

Length:
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Top Descriptions

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Top Tips

This beach makes for a pleasant and relatively hassle-free walk in .
Keep an eye (and ear) out for the noisy fruit bat colonies in the trees between the beach and the road.
As inviting as is, do consider the risks of bilharzia – read up a little about treating the disease before going in for a dip!
 
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Reviews & Amenities

1
English information
1
Multilingual information
1
Need for English
1
Need for French
1
Need for local language
1
Aggression
1
Amount
1
Friendliness
0
Helpfulness
0
Intoxication
1
Experience needed
1
Risk
1
Amount
1
Entertainment
0
General costs
1
Interactivity
1
Recommendation
1
Safety
0
Value for money
0
Ability to cook
1
Ability to explore
1
Freedom
1
Restrictions (women)
1
Tolerance (affection)
0
Tolerance (drugs)
0
Tolerance (LGBT)
1
Beggars
1
Hassle
1
Hawkers
1
Insects
1
Mosquitoes
1
Noise
1
Sandflies
1
Sea lice
1
Unwanted attention
1
Nudity
1
Picnicking
0
Snorkelling
1
Sunbathing
1
Swimming
1
Adrenaline
1
Awe
1
Evocativeness
1
Interactivity
1
Memorability
1
Need for maintenance
1
Quality
1
Recommendation
1
Returnability
1
Backpackers
1
Children
1
Congestion
1
Popularity
0
Tour groups
1
Tourists
0
LGBT
0
Partying
0
Socialising
1
Air quality
1
Peacefulness
1
Pollution
1
Awe
1
Beauty
1
Panorama
0
Stargazing
1
Visibility
1
Changeability
0
Drought
1
Humidity
1
Rain
1
Temperature
1
Wind
1
Birdlife (density)
1
Birdlife (viewing)
0
Fishing factor
1
Wildlife (density)
1
Wildlife (viewing)
1
Accessibility (car)
1
Accessibility (foot)
0
Accessibility (public transport)
1
Footpaths
1
Location
1
Signs
1
Trails
1
Costs
1
Ticket costs
1
Value for money
1
Danger (humans)
1
Danger (sea creatures)
0
Dengue
0
Malaria
1
Robbery
0
Severity of the law
1
Strong currents
1
Strong waves
1
Wild dogs
1
Equipment (weatherproof)
1
Snacks
1
Sun protection
1
Ability to take photos
1
Photogenic factor
1
Distance to hospital
1
Safety
1
Cleanliness
1
Maintenance

Gisenyi Beach Forum