Kivu Serena Hotel

Elegantly placed on the sandy white shores of Lake Kivu, Rwanda, is the classy and luxurious Kivu Serena Hotel. Lake Kivu is the sixth largest lake in Africa with stunning luscious green, tropical surroundings creating a sense of a perfect paradise, an ideal holiday destination on your Gorilla Trekking safari. The hotel is a few hours away from the capital city but only a short flight by air.

Looking over a extensive sandy and private beach the hotel stands true to its name by flaunting its serene views and its classy, modern architecture. From here, you’d never guess you were in East Africa.

With so many different activities available directly from the hotel to occupy the time not spent marvelling at the wonders of gorillas, there certainly won’t be a moment of boredom for you at the Kivu Serena Hotel.
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The hotel sports 66 luxury rooms, executive suites and family accommodation which overlook the lake and come with extensive amenities. The rooms are decorated in a typically pan-African style with a modern twist making it ideal for all types of guests be it for business, leisure or family. Each room comes with a balcony, 24-hour room service, Satellite TV, safe, coffee/tea facilities, hair dryers and a porter for your convenience.

Dining & Entertainment

Indulge in an a la carte and buffet dinner at the hotel’s very own Kiyaga restaurant; featuring authentic Rwandese, African and international cuisine. If you feel like some private time, there’s 24-hour room services available to bring the dinner table straight to you.The hotel has a special feature of themed nights as well as its own famed beach parties once a month where there is a lakeside buffet, a beach bonfire and music. They also have their own Ziwani café where you can buy from a wide array of snacks.

There are plenty of on-site activities such as tennis, volleyball and swimming in the crystal clear pools of the hotel.


Located in an ideal place for gorilla-tracking which is of course what you came here for; but even so, there are plenty of activities around the hotel which you can take part in during the free time you have in-between the gorillas. Activities such as lake fishing, boating, walking, trekking, swimming or just relaxing on the sandy shores of the lake are more than enough to keep you busy and clear of boredom in this beautiful, tropical part of Africa.

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