Gisenyi Town

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Gisenyi Town is located in Rubavu district in Western Province of Rwanda. Gisenyi Town is near Goma Town across the border in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The town has a population of 404,278 people in 2012.

Tourist attraction

The following attractions are located in the town;

  • Lake Kivu is only 3.5 km west of Gisenyi
  • Nyiragongo Volcano located about 4 km from town. The volcano is about two km wide and contains a lava lake.
  • Gisenyi beaches along Lake Kivu ideal for water sports activities and fishing.
  • Waterfalls of about 328 ft high are located South of Gisenyi.