Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel is set on the sandy banks of Lake Kivu just outside of Gisenyi. With the Virunga Volcanoes providing a charming backdrop, the hotel boasts a private beach, excellent facilities and is surrounded by lush tropical gardens. The property is around a 20 minute flight from Kigali International Airport followed by a short car journey and is also close enough to the Volcanoes National Park to act as a comfortable rest stop after gorilla trekking. Lake Kivu is vast and the 6th largest lake in Africa, as such it is an excellent playground for water based activities, with fishing and boating on offer.

Canoeing Sunset dinner. Cycling.
  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

The hotel provides a choice of 66 superior rooms and 6 luxury suites. All room types feature modern amenities and are well furnished with decor echoing strong African heritage. Bathrooms with a bath and shower, a satellite TV, a safe, 24-hour room service and a telephone are all provided. Guests can look out from their private balconies and drink in the glorious views of the lake and distant mountains.

The hotel possesses a number of facilities to ensure guests enjoy their stay, with a good restaurant, that boasts al fresco dining and stunning panoramas, a conference centre for anyone travelling on business, a swimming pool and a health centre offering various treatments.

Getting There

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel is 160km outside of Kigali (a drive of several hours) or a 20 minute flight from Kigali International Airport.


Boat trips, water sports, trekking, fishing, tennis, volleyball and swimming.

Read what our previous clients thought of Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Review of Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Susan Campbell & John McKinney

Also very nice (like the Kigali Serena Hotel). We did get to experience this hotel for more time and enjoyed it very much.

01/11/2016 Read full trip review

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