Top things to do

Top Choice Bakery in Goma

Au Bon Pain

The opening of this lifeline marked the beginning of a new era in Goma – and if that sounds like an exaggeration just look at the lovely pastries, the great coffee, the delicious sandwiches or the salads on offer. I…
Top Choice International in Goma

Le Chalet

Ten minutes north of Goma's centre by moto-taxi, Le Chalet is a tranquil oasis of tropical gardens and calm, lakeside dining. The interesting menu runs beyond the standard meat dishes, and there's also excellent piz…
Lebanese in Goma

Nyumbani Lounge

With a menu that's more inventive than most you'll find in Goma, plus Levantine decor, comfortable banquettes and a large terrace that's perfect for al fresco dining or cocktail sipping, it's easy to see why this re…
French in Goma

Petit Paris

A charming and rightly popular place right in the middle of Goma's Quartier du Volcan, Petit Paris has busy main dining room, several smaller private rooms named after different French cities, a pool table and a bar…
Barbecue in Goma

Village Fatimata

This is a good place to go for a taste of Congolese food and to escape the expat bubbles. Locals who come here for the grilled chicken, fish and goat ribs assure us it tastes better when washed down with a big, cold…
International in Goma

Le Petit Bruxelles

Anything less like Brussels is a challenge to imagine, but this courtyard restaurant on a muddy street off Goma's central traffic roundabout does have a weird kind of charm all of its own. In the evenings, the barbe…
Club in Goma

Chez Ntemba

This tiny place on Goma's main avenue is massively popular with a Congolese crowd who pack its mirrored-interior full come the weekends and spill out into the large 'garden' outside. It's sweaty, rough and ready – i…
Club in Goma

Kivu Club

This large club is the main hang-out for Goma’s expat partygoers. The empty swimming pool, red lighting and flat-screen TVs help make the whole place feel like a cross between a dilapidated hotel and a bar from a Ma…
Arts & Crafts in Goma

Village des Artistes

The Village des Artistes has a large and dusty selection of carved sculptures, wooden masks, ancestor figures, pots, drums, musical instruments and storage boxes. Don’t be afraid to haggle.
Supermarket in Goma

Mwajuma Shop

The best-stocked supermarket in Goma.