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Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

About Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Surrounded by extensive tropical gardens, on the shores of the massive Lake Kivu, this Serena Hotel is in a beautiful spot to enjoy the area. A myriad of activities are available on the waters of the lake, and back at the hotel there are some sublime facilities to take advantage of.

Relax by the pool, sip cocktails at the bar or head to the ‘Maisha’ Health Centre for a range of health and beauty treatments to help you to relax. This is a great place to stay after some hard going gorilla trekking…

Enjoy sundowners by the pool with music and dancing.

Lodge Details

Style

A large and luxurious hotel on the shores of Lake Kivu.

Setting

On the white sands of Lake Kivu, several hours drive from Rwanda’s capital and the Virunga Volcanoes.

Accommodation & Facilities

There are 66 superior rooms, each ensuite with a luxurious bathroom, and 6 suites, where bathrooms have a hot tub and shower, with a furnished balcony, private sitting rooms and veranda with lake views. Room service is 24 hours a day, rooms have a private safe, tea and coffee making facilities and TV’s, decorated in a pan-African style.

The restaurant looks out over the swimming pool towards the lake and there is the Ziwani Café, great for poolside BBQs.

Rooms are non-smoking, but smoking rooms may be available on request.

Dining

The main restaurant, The Kiyaga Restaurant serves an extensive buffet breakfast, buffet and a la carte lunches and lots of dinner choices, with Rwandese, African and International cuisine. There are some wonderfully colourful theme nights as well as monthly parties on the beach with a bonfire and live music.

Activities

Boat trips and water sports are available on the lake. Take a walk to explore the town of Gisenyi, a wonderful town where you can just wander around, or take a guided tour, and local fishing communities.

Child Policy

Children are welcome and adjoining accommodation can be arranged. Additional beds, baby-sitting and cots can be arranged with prior notice, and there are children’s meals as well as high chairs. The swimming pool is supervised by a qualified lifeguard, but children must not be left unattended.

Responsible Travel

The hotel supports a number of local communities, supplying food and clothing for the local orphanage, the hospital and providing support for widows. They abide by ecologically friendly codes of conduct within the hotel and local produce is features, wherever possible, on the menu. The Employee Wellness Programme addresses the holistic health of the employees and surrounding local communities.

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