Northwestern Rwanda


Top ChoiceCafe in Gisenyi (Rubavu)


Four words: not to be missed. On the lakefront road near the DRC border, this wonderful conversion of an impressive mansion now hosts a superb cafe that is passionately run by a group of expat friends. Delicious...

International in Gisenyi (Rubavu)

Bistro Restaurant & Wine Garage

This sassy eatery not far from the beach has an outdoor patio and becomes atmospheric at night. There's a small selection of well-executed dishes, including beef or tilapia (Nile perch) fillet, burgers with...

Italian in Musanze (Ruhengeri)

La Paillotte

This popular local haunt is streets ahead of the hotel restaurants in town, at least in terms of atmosphere. There's a funky interior and seating on a breezy roadside terrace. Woodfired pizzas are the most...

Italian in Musanze (Ruhengeri)

Volcana Lounge

With a roaring wood fire in the corner, a sort of rainforest lodge atmosphere (despite being on Musanze's main street) and a laid-back feel, this is one of the most atmospheric places to eat and hang out in town....

International in Gisenyi (Rubavu)

Lakeside Restaurant & Beach Bar

This hip and classy lakefront resto-bar is as adept at serving up light bites as it is heartier meals. The menu is eclectic and inventive, and the breezy, sunset-friendly deck overlooking the beach is very...

Cafeteria in Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes Resto-Bar

Conveniently located opposite the Bisoke car park, this small cafeteria arranged around attractive gardens dishes up simple meals and sells soft drinks and fruits. It also rents out raincoats, boots, gloves and...

International in Musanze (Ruhengeri)

Isange BF Restaurant

Whether you're sitting al fresco on a snug terrace overlooking a garden or inside the pretty dining room decorated with African touches, dining at this cosy eatery is a treat. The menu roves from faultlessly...

Cafe in Musanze (Ruhengeri)

Migano Café

Hands-down the trendiest spot in Musanze, Migano serves up salads, burgers, pasta, chicken dishes and pizzas, as well as excellent breakfasts and luscious fruit juices.

Supermarket in Gisenyi (Rubavu)

Boulangerie de Gisenyi

This well-stocked supermarket across the road from the main market has cheese, meats, yoghurts and fresh bread.