Lake Kivu Serena Hotel – Relax on the shores of Lake Kivu

Overlooking one of Rwanda’s most famous rift valley lakes, Lake Kivu Serena is a beautiful 5 star beach accommodation facility offering comfortable and luxurious accommodation in western Rwanda. The best part about staying at Lake Kivu while on your Rwanda safari has got to be the stunning views of Lake Kivu.

Lake Kivu is a top attraction in Rwanda and is situated at an elevation of 1,500m which is the highest point of the East African rift valley. The beauty of the lake is best encountered in person and is a perfect destination for visitors to Rwanda looking to relax and unwind while enjoying the refreshing views by the lakeside.

Lake Kivu Serena is located in Gisenyi, Rubavu district and is 160 kilometers off Kigali city which is the capital city of Rwanda. A visit to the hotel is also perfect for visitors in Rwanda for the gorilla trekking adventure as it is just a 45 minutes’ drive from Volcanoes National Park, most visitors like to trek the gorillas and then end their stay relaxing by Lake Kivu. The hotel offers the perfect blend of luxury and tranquility and has excellent amnesties that make one’s stay comfortable and memorable.

Accommodation at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

The hotel features sixty five rooms in total and the rooms include luxury suites, double deluxe rooms, twin rooms and family rooms. The rooms at Lake Kivu Serena hotel have stunning décor that is a mix of African inspired décor and modern style décor.

Deluxe room at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Deluxe room at Lake Kivu Serena

Each room at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel consists of;

En-suite bathroom with a toilet, a shower, a sink, a mirror, shampoo, lotion, shower gel and bathing soap.

Hot running water  available in the bathroom throughout the day.

Comfortable wooden bed with clean linen and mosquito nets.

A separate section with a wooden reading table that has a reading lamp and chair for guests that would like to sit on their computers.

Bedside lamps.

Complimentary drinking water.

A mini closet for guest’s clothes.

Bath robes and slippers.

Television set.

A landline phone in case you need to call reception.

Balcony overlooking the private sand beach and Lake Kivu.

Large windows that let in enough light, perfect way to be woken up by the sun rays peeking through in the mornings.

Facilities and Services at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Swimming pool – The hotel has a large swimming pool overlooking the private beach. The pool area has blue sun loungers, pool attendants and towels are given by staff at the poolside. The swimming pool is a perfect place to take a dive, relax or order a drink and enjoy the views by the pool side.

Bar – Lake Kivu Serena hotel features 2 bars at the property, being a large property the two bars make it easy for guests to connect to any of the bars from their rooms. The bars are well-stocked with an assortment of drinks that include wines, spirits and cognac.

Private Sand beach – This is the most famous feature at Lake Kivu Serena hotel. The private beach with clear sand is open to guests at the hotel and features sin loungers and chairs where guests can spend time relaxing as they enjoy the refreshing breeze from Lake Kivu.

Restaurant – The hotel features a restaurant with a kitchen that has professional chefs. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as snacks. The restaurant is definitely where most of the meals are served but guests have an option of requesting for room service.

Lounge area – The hotel also has a lounge area situated in the hotel’s main area that features comfortable sofas with colorful throw pillows, books and a generally cozy atmosphere.

Spa and wellness center – The hotel’s spa and wellness center is the right place to checkout while staying at the hotel as it offers a number of treatments that include facials, holistic treatments and massage. The hotel has trained professional massage therapists and wellness staff at the spa.

Conference center – Lake Kivu Serena hotel being a large hotel with a number of rooms offers conference services. This makes it a perfect location for workshops, business retreats and work engagements. The conference center is well-equipped with conference rooms that have all conference essentials like pens, books and projector essentials.

Gift shop – A gift shop is available at the hotel filled with different items that include beaded necklaces, Rwandan décor pieces, fridge guards, Ankara bags, colorful beaded earrings and many other cute items that can make for great souvenirs. If you like shopping the gift shop is a place that you should definitely pass by during your stay.

Activities to while staying at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

There are a number of activities that you can do while staying at Lake Kivu Serena and these include;

Lake Kivu boat ride, Kayaking, Gorilla trekking at Volcanoes National Park, Visit to the nearby Gisenyi volcanic hot springs, jet skiing, bird-watching, Tennis, windsurfing and community visits.

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