Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Four-star property with modern facilities that still retains an intimate ambience

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel is a relatively new four-star property with modern facilities that still retains an intimate ambience. Attractions include a large swimming pool, sun lounging area and beautiful sandy beach on the shore of Lake Kivu. The hotel is used by a mixture of NGO workers, ardent naturalists, wealthy Rwandans and foreign tourists.

There are sixty-six rooms including twenty-three family rooms and six suites. All the rooms are clean and comfortable and are well furnished. Each room is equipped with air-conditioning, satellite TV, direct-dial telephone and en suite bathroom with both shower and tub.

There is a large dining room with additional outside seating where both buffet and a la carte meals are available. The food is good and samples both regional and international cuisine. There is also a well-stocked bar and terrace where evening entertainment is available most nights. Boat trips to watch the emergence of thousands of fruit bats at dusk are popular with the guests.

Facilities

Restaurant, bar, lounge, swimming pool, beach chairs, 24 hour room service, gift shop,

Optional Activities

Boat trips and water sports on the lake and trekking in the local hills.

Number of rooms

66

Air Conditioning

Yes

Swimming Pool

Yes

Jonathan Morris
Area Specialist

Only around 90 minutes’ drive from Volcanoes National Park, Lake Kivu Serena Hotel can be used as a good base for gorilla watching. It means an early start, but the reward is that you can watch gorillas in the morning and relax on the beach in the afternoon: a truly unique combination.

If you have any queries about this accommodation please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

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I am sorry for taking so long to let you know my thoughts on my tour of Rwanda in August. It was such an amazing experience that I had to write a journal of it while everything was still fresh in my mind. There was so much to say that it took a while and of course having to go back to work and come down to earth again! Janice Booth is an excellent tour leader and I appreciated the background information she sent me beforehand so making it even more interesting. I learned and gained so much. We were fortunate to locate the Sabinyo group [of gorillas] quite quickly and the hour with them was an exhilarating experience… Hopefully Reef and Rainforest will do another trip there again sometime. I will certainly recommend it to friends.

Mrs S M - Suffolk