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Lake Kivu Serena

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4 star
Gisenyi, Rwanda
1200 hrs
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Lake Kivu Serena Hotel is serenely located. This is on the white sandy shores of Lake Kivu. Lake Kivu is the sixth largest lake in Africa. This Rwanda Hotel is surrounded by extensive tropical gardens. This luxury Rwanda hotel in Gisenyi offers the ideal extended holiday destination. It is a great place to have a week-end getaway in Rwanda

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel is within several hours drive from Rwandan capital. You can also easily access this Rwanda hotel in Gisenyi from Volcanoes National Park. This is after or before your gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda. Lake Kivu Serena Hotel overlooks its own private beach. This luxury Rwanda hotel in Gisenyi offers 72 luxury hotel rooms. They are divided into superior rooms and executive suites.

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

The Hotel prides itself in a panoramic restaurant, indoor and beachside bars and a luxury swimming pool. This Rwanda hotel has the ‘Maisha’ Health Centre. Here you will get extensive range of health and beauty regimes. You can go boating, swimming, volley ball, tennis, fishing, hiking and trekking. This Lake Kivu hotel also boasts a world-class fully-integrated Conference Centre. It is a distinguishing service offering in Rwanda.

Where is the Hotel

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel stands on the shores of Lake Kivu. This is just outside the small town of Gisenyi. It is is 160km from Kigali by road and 20 minute’s flight from Kigali. This luxury Rwanda hotel in Gisenyi is near the border with the D. R. Congo.

Facilities at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

  • Wide selection of rooms and suites: all with AC, satellite TV, Wi-Fi and voice-mail
  • The Kiyaga Restaurant
  • The Lake View Bar and Terrace
  • The Ziwani beach café and bar
  • Swimming pool, pool deck and gardens
  • The Maisha Health Club
  • Dedicated conference and social events centre
  • Business Centre, travel desk, taxi and limousine service
  • Gift Shop, news-stand and travel requisites kiosk.

Accommodation at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

All Lake Kivu Serena Hotel rooms are presented in typically pan-African style. The rooms come with balconies and extensive views of the lake. There is a selection of Lake Kivu accommodation choices. This makes Lake Kivu Serena Hotel suitable for business, leisure or family-time.

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Room Facilities include:

  • 24-hour room service
  • telephone
  • in-room satellite TV
  • private safe
  • tea and coffee-making facilities
  • hair driers
  • porter/concierge

Most rooms at this luxury Rwanda hotel in Gisenyi are designated ‘non-smoking’. However, smoking rooms can be arranged with prior notice.

Luxury Suite

There are six suites (40 sq m) on offer at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel. They are furnished with a king-sized bed. Each suite has a luxury bathroom with both tub and shower. They boast of furnished balcony, integrated work space and a private sitting room. The suites have a furnished veranda with lake views.

Superior Rooms

There are 66 Superior Rooms (25 m) at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel. This Lake Kivu accommodation room offers one queen-sized bed or two queen-sized double beds. These rooms come with a luxury bathroom. One of these Superior Rooms offers access for the physically challenged. It is therefore recommended for those on African disabled safari in Rwanda

Dining Experience

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel infuses each dining experience with the beauty of our surroundings. This Gisenyi hotel offrs an emphasis on prime ingredients and the freshest, locally sourced seafood, meats and produce.

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

The culinary staff crafts inventive menus incorporating the traditional flavours and cooking styles of Rwanda as well as influences from across the globe.

Friendly, attentive service and inspired cuisine may be enjoyed in a variety of settings throughout the hotel. This is from lake-view Kiyaga Restaurant to beachfront cocktails and snacks at Ziwani Café or poolside drinks at the Lake View Bar.

During July and December, the twice-yearly beach parties feature a buffet by the lake, a beach bonfire and live music.


Overlooking magical Lake Kivu, Kiyaga Restaurant is the perfect venue for sophisticated yet casual dining. The menu celebrates the best in Rwandese, African and international cuisine, showcasing innovative dishes prepared with the highest quality local ingredients.

Mornings find the restaurant bustling with delicious rituals. A sumptuous hot breakfast, complimentary to hotel guests, offers an extensive selection of hot dishes, fresh fruits, freshly squeezed juices, just-baked breads and pastries.


You’ve come to Lake Kivu to relax and let go. So there’s no better spot for leaving daily worries behind than the lounge and terrace by the pool. From signature cocktails and an extensive beer and wine selection to sandwiches, burgers, pizzas and salads, find everything you could possibly want to help you enjoy a sun-splashed day by the pool. And be sure to join in for our themed buffet dinners on Friday and Saturday evenings.


Located on the hotel’s private beach, Ziwani Café provides a beautiful setting for beachside BBQs and evening sundowners. Each evening at 5:00 p.m., we toast the closing of another day with Happy Hour specials, live local music and traditional Intore dancers.

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