Gisenyi is the capital city of Rubavu district. Its is the fifth largest town in Rwanda and is located in the western province, of the country and boarders the north shores of Lake kivu at the foot of the virunga mountain scenery and an enjoyable all year round moderate climate.

The city lies 60 km to the west of musanze and the 110kms north of Karongi. It is a 160km journey to Kigali on the good roads.

Gisenyi is divided into a busier upper part of the town which is backdropped by the virunga volcanoes, and the lower part of town which is quieter, with established architecture, banks, government buildings and hotels fringing the lake shore with its palme lined sandy beaches.


GisenyiIt is some times referred as the " St Tropez of Africa" this tropical place complete with palm trees boasts several hotels and community campsites and three sandy beaches around Lake Kivu. These beaches are good for swimming, boat rides and sun bathing, as well as a variety of water sports or even taking a long stroll along the beach front.

Gisenyi public Beach is a beautiful place to relax in Gisenyi Town . It is a sandy beach lined with palm trees. This beach in the heart of Gisenyi town.