Lake Ma vallee Kinshasa

Lake Ma Vallee Kinshasa

Fish, hike or paddle a boat across calm scenic water at Lac Ma Vallée, a pleasant man-made lake surrounded by the equatorial forest. Well-maintained trails amidst lush greenery provide easy hikes and scenic views, while thatched huts along the shore serve up grilled tilapia fish and drinks. With clean public restrooms and other amenities, this family-friendly area remains a very popular tourist and picnicking spot. Wear long pants due to insects and note that swimming in the lake is forbidden.

Lake Ma Vallee is not far from Kinshasa, it can take about 1.5 hours driving. The scene is really beautiful; you can take a pedal boat into the lake.

Things to do in Lake Ma vallee Kinshasa


You can take a walk along the shores of the lake or rain forest as you look out for beautiful flowers and butterflies and much other special staff.

Boat cruise

Boat cruise can be organized upon arrival at the shores of the lake the landscape is superb and few birds can be spotted along the shores.

Nice meals

A beautiful restaurant is a perfect place for dining on the shores of the lake and it’s indeed a true gate away from Kinshasa.

Birding tours

Those with binoculars will find it very interesting walking along the shores and the forest edge to pick up a few bird species a long and it’s worth spending a beautiful day there.

Peddle boats

You can also hire paddle boats and paddle around the lake as the lake is safe and free from the danger of animals like crocodiles so it’s the perfect one for peddling.

Where to stay in Lake Ma Vallee Kinshasa

Day trips are perfect from Kinshasa as the drive can take 1 hour and a half and in Kinshasa, you can stay at Pullman Kinshasa Grand Hotel.

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