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

Surrounded by the equatorial forest, Ma Vallée is a scenic African lake.

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Nice place for short visit.

Silent place and in the lap of nature. Person will be rejuvenated by visiting nice place. Restaurant is there which serve food as per order. Local Congolese, Europeans foods but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Pleasant lake is a wonderful place to spend a relaxing weekend. It’s a lovely escape from the busy schedule of city. A 6 KM walk around the river is an nice experience and going for a paddle on the boats is a nice way to enjoy. There is a local restaurant serving cheap food and grilled fish tilapia is... More 

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

It is nice to walk around the lake on a Sunday morning, while waiting for your lunch to be prepared by the restaurant facing the lake. Good for families with kids, or sport lovers. The walk around the lake takes about an hour at slow pace.

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Silent place and in the lap of nature. Person will be rejuvenated by visiting nice place. Restaurant is there which serve food as per order. Local Congolese, Europeans foods but have less options of all foods due to remote place. It can be reach within an hr from Kinshasa city. Boating is also available in the site. Charges are minimum.

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Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
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41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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Kathmandu, Nepal
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106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 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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Thank CTT S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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200 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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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Sultan, Washington
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129 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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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66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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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