Lake Kivu Serena
Lake Kivu Serena Hotel celebrates the shores of this African Great Lake. This is as a destination of astonishing beauty. Here pristine beaches and waters of Africa’s 6th largest lake come together. They create an breathtaking fashion. Your arrival is greeted by a bright, open-plan lobby. This gives way to a private stretch of beach reserved with exclusivity for hotel guests. Welcome to experience unparalleled warmth, hospitality and relaxation. This is at the tropically inspired hotel in Gisenyi, Rwanda.
The luxury Gisenyi hotel boasts gracious, personalized hospitality. Lake Kivu Serena has abundant recreational activities on land and water. This 66-room getaway is the perfect choice for an extended Rwanda safari holiday or weekend escape.
Guests may choose from a selection of beautifully appointed rooms and suites. You may savor exceptional dining highlighted by the lakefront Kiyaga Restaurant. The evening sun downers you can enjoy on the beach at Ziwani Café. There is a modern conference centre and outdoor event venues overlooking the lake. This set the hotel among the area’s premier hotels for corporate and social gatherings.
Where is Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
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. Lake Kivu Serena 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 is within several hours drive from Rwandan capital. You can also 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 prides itself in a panoramic restaurant. It has an indoor and beach side bar 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.
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.
Room Facilities include:
- 24-hour room service
- in-room satellite TV
- private safe
- tea and coffee-making facilities
- hair driers
Most rooms at this luxury Rwanda hotel in Gisenyi are designated ‘non-smoking'. But, smoking rooms can be arranged with prior notice.
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.
There are 66 Superior Rooms (25 m) at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel. 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 thus recommended for those on African disabled safari in Rwanda.
Dining at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
Lake Kivu Serena Hotel infuses each dining experience with the beauty of surroundings. They offer an emphasis on prime ingredients and the freshest. They use locally sourced seafood, meats and produce. Culinary staff crafts inventive menus incorporating the traditional flavors and cooking styles. These are also influenced from across the globe.
Friendly, attentive service and cuisine may be enjoyed in a variety of settings. This is from the lake-view Kiyaga Restaurant to beachfront cocktails. You may snacks at Ziwani Café or poolside drinks at the Lake View Bar. During July and December, there is a biannual beach parties. This feature a buffet by the lake, a beach bonfire and live music.
This main restaurant ath Lake Kivu Serena Hotel 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. It showcases innovative dishes prepared with the highest quality local ingredients. Mornings find the restaurant bustling with delicious rituals. A sumptuous breakfast, complimentary residents, offers an extensive selection of hot dishes. There are fresh fruits, fresh squeezed juices, just-baked breads and pastries.
Lake View Bar
You’ve come to Lake Kivu to relax and let go. So there’s no better spot for leaving daily worries behind than our lounge and terrace by the pool. From signature cocktails and an extensive beer and wine selection to sandwiches. There are burgers, pizzas and salads, find everything you could want. This is to help you enjoy a sun-splashed day by the pool. And be sure to join us for our themed buffet dinners on Friday and Saturday evenings.
It is 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., there is a toast for closing of another day. It comes with Happy Hour specials, live local music and traditional Intore dancers.
Cancellation / Prepayment
PAYMENT & RESERVATIONS POLICY
Reservation and confirmation of a room at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel has requirements. Clients are required to pay 50% down payment for the requested services. The balance will be required at least 14 days prior to your date of arrival.
African Safari Tour will hold a reservation for up to seven days at a client's request. This is to allow the client time to send a deposit payment. This is if Lake Kivu Serena Hotel booking are over a month prior to the service. This must be received before we can confirm your booking. If confirmation is not received within the seven days all blocked rooms at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel will be automatically released for re-sale. The full amount of the service must be made within 14 days of date of arrival at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel. As for bookings within a month of service, full payment shall be requested for. This will be required before confirmation of Lake Kivu Serena Hotel is undertaken.
All cancellations must be received in writing. This will take effect from the date received by African Safari Tour. The following cancellation charges will apply.
More than 56 days before departure: No cancellation fee
56-49 days before departure: 25%
48-29 days before departure: 35%
28-0 days before departure: 100%
The non-issuing of an invoice or non-payment of deposit will not exempt passengers from these cancellation and administration fees. We regret we can make no exception to the charges and strongly recommend that insurance is taken out to cover cancellation fees. These cancellation charges can vary subject to the trading terms of our suppliers.
Children and extra beds
Children older than 2 years are welcome at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel. One child from 2 to 11.9 years is charged 50 % of the room stay per night and person in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds for children in a room is 2.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Accepted credit cards
Visa Card, MasterCard, American Express