When it comes to safaris in Rwanda-the Land of a Thousand Hills, visitors have opportunity to enjoy more than just the rare wildlife. If you are planning to you’re your next vacation in this remarkable destination, Gisenyi town is remarkably one of the magnificent cities in the western province of Rwanda that shouldn’t miss out in your travel plan. This town is located within Rubavu district and covers an area of 11 square kilometers and several visitors flock to this area for different reasons most of which include campsites, the gorgeous beaches, palm trees, hotels and others. Because of all these, Gisenyi features among the most incredible towns that are worth exploring while you are on safari in the Land of a Thousand Hills. For visitor exploration in Gisenyi the following areas should be a must to include in your bucket list;
- The Hotels
Gisenyi features a wide range of hotels and other accommodation facilities most of which range from budget to luxury class. The notable hotels include Lake Kivu Serena Hotel, Kivu peace view hotel, Stipp Hotel. Most of these hotel facilities feature recreational facilities, tennis, restaurants which offer different dishes, free Wi-Fi, luxurious and self contained rooms with comfortable king sized beds, gym services, outdoor pool and others.
- Lake Kivu
Lake Kivu is situated around Gisenyi area and it features among the extensive fresh water Lakes with stunning shores for visitors relaxation and chilling while enjoying the cold breeze and clear sight at most of the fishermen in the morning hours after their long nights of fishing. As well, you will have a chance to interact with the Hutus and Tutsis who live in and around the Lake. This Lake is situated along the mighty rift valley and it is mainly dominated at the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda.
Lake Kivu is the largest Lake in Rwanda and the 6th extensive Lake in African continent. As you drive along the Nyungwe Forest National Park and Volcanoes National Park, you will certainly have the most enjoyable trip in the remarkable Rwanda. You will catch a glimpse at most of the rolling hills in addition to the magnificent Lake on your way from Gisenyi to Cyangugu as well as Kibuye. You will catch a glimpse at most of the Eucalyptus trees line on the road as well as the terraced areas with banana plants. Lake Kivu’s 3 (three) major towns are about 3 to 4 hours off from one another.
- The beautiful beaches
Gisenyi features as a remarkable tropical paradise featuring incredible beaches most of which are situated around Lake Kivu and a visit to this area rewards you with amazing experiences. You will have opportunity to swim in the fresh waters of Lake Kivu, take a boat ride, sun bath and engage or simply watch others as they play volley ball, football in the sandy shores with friends and family.
- The biggest brewery
Bralirwa also best called Brasseries et limonaderies du Rwanda features as the biggest brewery and soft beverage company in the Land of a Thousand Hills. This manufacturing factory was established around 1957 and produces mainly in alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages most of which include beers such as primus beer, guiness, mutzig and others. If you are interested in beverages then Bralirwa is the perfect place for you to pay a visit.
In conclusion, if you are planning for your next vacation to Rwanda, Gisenyi should be a must to visit area for you to have the most memorable and unforgettable experiences that come once in lifetime.