Top Choice Italian in Musanze (Ruhengeri)

Volcana Lounge

With a roaring wood fire in the corner, a cool sound track (most of the time anyway!) and a laid-back feel, this is one of the nicer places at which to eat, and linger, in town. The menu consists primarily of Rwanda…
Rwandan in Musanze (Ruhengeri)

Green Garden

The Green Garden has a pleasant outdoor setting right on the main street. The ubiquitous buffet reigns supreme with the usual line-up of beef stew, chicken stew, rice, ugali (a staple made from maize or cassava flou…
European in Gisenyi

Paradis Malahide

Out on the Rubona Peninsula, the Paradis Malahide is the place to unwind and soak up the views. The outdoor seating and open-air restaurant make the most of the lush hibiscus- and bougainvillea-filled gardens. Servi…
French in Gisenyi

Stipp Hotel

Currently the Stipp Hotel has the best restaurant in town and draws a large crowd most nights. The menu, which makes the most of the locally grown vegetables and fruit, is a classic mixture of Rwandan and Western di…
European in Gisenyi

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

The restaurant at the Lake Kivu Serena is also highly regarded, and serves a wide assortment of continental cuisine including pizza and other Western favourites. When occupancy permits, the hotel also puts on an imp…
Rwandan in Musanze (Ruhengeri)

Shakey's Cafe-Restaurant

Currently this is every local's favourite place for a huge, varied buffet lunch of vegetables, plantains, peanut sauce and chicken or beef.
Italian in Musanze (Ruhengeri)

Italian Restobar

Run by an Italian, this tiny place is a real find in central Musanze. All the dishes are freshly made to order, and if you're wondering why the menu is so limited, it's because the chef-owner prefers to create only …
Market in Gisenyi

Main Market

The best (and possibly only) place to stock up on fruit and vegetables.
Supermarket in Gisenyi

Boulangerie de Gisenyi

Another one for the self-caterers, this mini-supermarket has cheese, meats, yoghurts and fresh bread.