Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel in Rwanda is one of the best lodges one can stay at when they are on a Rwanda Safaris Tour to relax and take a break from the day.

Rwanda is known as the ‘land of a thousand hills’ because of its mountainous and hilly landscape. The country is located in Eastern Africa, with its capital city being Kigali.

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel is a mid-range accommodation facility, located in Gisenyi province in Rwanda. The hotel is approximately 2 km from Rwanda Tourism University College and a 4 minutes drive from Gisenyi airport.

This Hotel is a 4-Star rated hotel with 30 spacious and air-conditioned rooms available for tourists staying in the hotel. The hotel rooms have amenities such as; private baths, soaking tub, hairdryer, satellite TV channels, 24-hour room service, free crib rentals, Wi-Fi and air- conditioning.

Lake Kivu Serena also features other services like; 

  • A 24- Hour fitness gym
  • An outdoor swimming Pool
  • Spa 
  • Conference  space 
  • 24- hour business Centre
  • Airport shuttle services at a cost of USD 120 per person {one way}
  • 24- hour front desk service
  • Gift Shop
  • Concierge services
  • Childcare at a fee
  • Porter/bellhop

The Hotel has a fine and ethnic restaurant that serves British cuisines as well as traditional Rwandan dishes according to the guest’s preference. It also has a well-stocked bar that is opened 24 hours and guests can enjoy a couple of drinks while relaxing.  

Activities at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel.

The Hotel has activities that guests can enjoy such as;

  • Swimming in the hotel’s fabulous pool
  • Spa activities
  • Fitness activities in the hotel’s well-equipped gym.
  • Walks in the hotel gardens and terrace.

Points of Interest at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel has a few attractions where a tourist can take a tour and these include;

  • Gisenyi Beach: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel is located within close proximity to Gisenyi beach. A guest can easily access the beach since it’s only a minute’s walk from the hotel. One can enjoy water sport activities while at the beach.
  • VolcanoesNational Park: The Hotel is a 9-minute drive to Volcanoes National Park. Visitors can take part in some activities offered by the park such as; gorilla trekking, guided nature walks, bird watching, golden monkey trekking, volcano climbing, caving, and cultural tours. It is important to note that visitors can only make prior bookings for the above-mentioned activities at the park’s headquarters since these activities are not organized by the hotel itself.
  • Musanze Caves: The Musanze caves are a 62-minute drive from Lake Kivu Serena Hotel. The caves were formed as a result of volcanic eruptions that occurred 65 million years ago. The Musanze Caves are 2 kilometers long beneath the earth’s surface and have 31 entrances.

Other places of interest that tourists can enjoy from Lake Kivu Serena include Rwanda Tourism University College and Kigali Independent University.

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
Views of Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

How to Get To Lake Kivu Serena

The Hotel can be accessed by road from Gisenyi Airport which is a 4-minute drive to the hotel and also from Kigali International Airport which is 2 hours and 21-minute drive to the hotel.

This Hotel is a mid-range hotel that also offers both low budget accommodation to tourists staying at the hotel. The hotel is a recommended stop for an overnight stay for tourists heading to Volcanoes National Park.