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Pleasant visit

We enjoyed visiting the lake and had a delicious (expensive) meal at the restaurant. I would have... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
Brooklyn, New York
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get out to get some exercise

When you are tired of sitting in a hotel and a business meeting in Kinshasa all week, this is the... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
Nóra S
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Surrounded by the equatorial forest, Ma Vallée is a scenic African lake.
Lac ma vallee | Commune de Mont Ngafula/ Quartier Kimwenza pres de Lola ya Bonobos, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
+243 829 900 009
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Ma Vallee after going to the excellent Bonobo sanctuary. It's a pleasant enough place with zip wires and boating. The restaurant is not recommended. I ordered a brochette de boeuf, costing USD 20 plus tax. It took ages to arrive and was uneatably...More

1  Thank Seymour F
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Last Saturday, we went with a couple of friends to the Lac Ma Vallée. First of all, it wasn't as difficult to reach as I had imagined. We took a shared taxi from 24 (in the Gombe commune, the street where the beautiful embassy of...More

Thank Steeve P
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed visiting the lake and had a delicious (expensive) meal at the restaurant. I would have liked to have had time to try a boat or the canopy walks.

Thank bosphorus104
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Loved the freshness of the place...Very natural. And the attractions there are very relaxing and fun for spending beautiful moment far from troubles of Kinshasa city.

Thank ByronB72
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This place is now called "Africa Park Adventures" (as of 2016), so check reviews with that name. The lake is still called "Lac ma vallee," but it has new management and many new activities to do, beyond just a walk around the lake. Take comfortable...More

Thank TroisChatsLies
Reviewed 11 April 2017

nice place of nature outside the city, you can eat and relax on the lac mavalee . theres a terrasse that offers food (grilled chicken).

Thank NikAnast
Reviewed 16 February 2017

When you are tired of sitting in a hotel and a business meeting in Kinshasa all week, this is the place to get out to. Though they charge you 5 USD just to enter, but it is worth is, as it offers different activities to...More

2  Thank Nóra S
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Getting to ma vallée may not be an easy task given the general state of the roads in the DRC and out of Kinshasa, but it is worth a visit on a sunny day for a picnic, a ride around the lake or for just...More

1  Thank Toutou54
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Don'expect too much, but it is a nice place for a relaxed weekend walk or picnic. The walk follow the path around the lake, you are very close to water. The walk is easy, mainly in the shade and with no difficulties - OK for...More

1  Thank ZCelebic
Reviewed 11 August 2016

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...More

1  Thank Sibi_Rajan
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Benito L
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Response from Steeve P | Reviewed this property |
L'entrée est à 5 $ par adulte et 3 $ par enfant. Vous pouvez marcher autour du lac gratuitement. Si vous voulez prendre un pédalo ou un kayak, il faut payer (c'est entre 20 et 30 $).