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Address: , Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Description: Surrounded by the equatorial forest, Ma Vallée is a scenic African lake.

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Calm retreat and nice place to run/walk around.

The surroundings offer a calm retreat away from Kinshasa. It's a nice place to take a large group to (just make sure you order food ahead of time) or to hold a one-day small group... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The surroundings offer a calm retreat away from Kinshasa. It's a nice place to take a large group to (just make sure you order food ahead of time) or to hold a one-day small group meeting. It's near Lola Ya Bonobo so I suggest making this a lunch top after or before visiting the bonobos.

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Relatively close to Kinshasa, great for a half day out. Leave early morning, around 7-8 AM and visit the Bonobos first as it is almost next to the lake. Then walk around the lake. You can have lunch by the lake. But make sure to order first before your walk as it takes time to prepare. Make sure to wear... More 

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Really only an attraction because it is close to the Bonobo Reserve, but is nevertheless a nice break from Kin.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This a nice place for a picnic and convenient as it is close to the Bonobo Sanctuary. Both attractions are normally included in the same itinerary. Visitors can also try some fishing from the lakeside.

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Contrary to what a previous reviewer said, this is a great place for tourists if they want a peaceful getaway from the hustle and bustle of Kinshasa. The paddle boats cost around $5 per 20 minutes. The food is around $10 - $15, and we found the chicken was much better than the beef -- and our group was so... More 

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I would recommend this place as long as one goes with "African" expectations. The food isn't great, it's a little pricey, it takes forever (about 2 hours) and then another hour to get the check. They won't get your food order correctly even though you will write it out yourself for them, but hey TIA. Pretty lake with nice walking... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Nothing interesting for tourist at this place. You may to visit this if you are not far away, but visit to this place specially is not a good idea

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Lac de ma Vallée is a man made lake 45 mins from Gombe by car on a somewhat challenging road and maybe hard to find as there are no signs (ASK for directions!). The lake is largish and set in a pine forest; nice and calm and great for a walk. The water bikes look a bit worn.. The place... More 

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This was always my go-to place to get out of the madness of Kinshasa. It is a fabulous barbeque restaurant right on a lake with a walking path that circles the lake. It was relaxing and just a moment of peaceful breath not too far from the city. They have paddle boats if you want, but usually I just sat... More 

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Sussex, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This small lake is a restful haven from the hubbub of Kinshasa. The walk around the lake is shorter than 6km, mainly in shade and gives an opportunity for seeing butterflies. We only saw locals in the pedaloes and didn't eat there due to previous experience with the flies! Not sure it is worth the drive from Kinshasa on it's... More 

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