Kisangani Travel Guide

  • View from the beach below the Zoo
    View from the beach below the Zoo
    by StuMaclean

Kisangani Restaurants

  • by StuMaclean Written Feb 23, 2007

    Probably the most up scale restaurant in all of Kisangani. Great fish dishes and the best steak in town. Renowned for their fresh fish, steak sauces and liquor selection. Great dining can be had on the enclosed sidewalk to the front of the restaurant. Good service and a relaxed atmosphere. A favourite of the MONUC crowd.

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Kisangani Local Customs

  • by StuMaclean Updated Feb 23, 2007

    Be very careful when taking pictures of locals as many of them do not want their picture taken. If you are close enough to talk to them ask their permission first. If using a digital camera offer to show them the results of you taking a photo in front of them. Many of them are surprised and amused by this. In some places people are said to still believe that photos capture their soul.

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Kisangani Tourist Traps

  • by StuMaclean Written Feb 24, 2007

    The Kisangani Zoo has no animals. It has groups of childeren picking berries and nuts off the surrounding vegatation. It also has a "guide" who will try to get you to pay for entry once you stop your vehicle at the old building at the far end of the zoo. Not a "must see" destination by any means.

    Unique Suggestions: Continue down past the zoo onto the beach. There you will find another "guide" asking for an entry fee. The beach is often deserted and offers a great view of the Hydro Dam south across the Tshopo River. Live entertainment sometimes available later in the day.

    View from the beach below the Zoo
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