Gisenyi Vacation Packages
The national capital Kigali is situated 60 miles (97 kilometers) east of Gisenyi.
To connect with the Rwanda way of life, take your adventures a bit further afield and visit the wider region around Gisenyi. Ruhengeri, lays 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the southwest, while Nyungwe Forest Reserve can be found 55 miles (89 kilometers) to the north.
Combine a little learning with leisure on your travels by joining a group of like-minded travelers on one of the region's fascinating wildlife spotting tours.
One of the joys of seeing the world lies in discovering new flavor sensations. So don't miss the chance to eat at the region's bars, cafés and restaurants. Some ingredients found in a number of Rwanda recipe books are corn and peas. Don't end your stay in Gisenyi without checking out isombe (cassava leaves with eggplant and spinach) and mizuzu (fried plantations). Request fruit at the finish of your repast. This is a popular choice for residents and travelers. You'll notice local residents enjoying urwagwa (banana beer); it's one of the most typical brews in Rwanda. For a typical non-alcoholic drink, enjoy maraba coffee.
Sadly, vacations can't last forever, so when it's time return home, head to the nearest major airport in Kigali, 65 miles (105 kilometers) to the east.
Accommodation in Gisenyi
Don't expect to find a wide range of hotel rooms in Gisenyi, so it would be wise to check out the current information and deals on Expedia's Gisenyi lodging page.