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Lake Kivu Serena Hotel -

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Families, Couples & Honeymoons

One of Lake Kivu’s most elegant hotels, the Lake Kivu Serena Hotel is situated on Rwanda’s northernmost point of Lake Kivu, and only a short distance to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The Lake Kivu Serena Hotel boasts a private beach on the edge of the lake and their executive suites have private verandas with views of the lake - perfect for relaxing after a day exploring. The suites also feature separate sitting room and guest washroom, so are perfect for those looking for more space, or looking to escape their children.

The hotel is incredibly family friendly and provides additional beds, cots and even has babysitting services available. A range of recreational activities in the grounds, from cycling, boating and kayaks to volleyball, tennis or fishing.

From Lake Kivu Serena its easy to get to the Volcanoes National Park jungle treks to meet Gorillas. Another popular excursion is into the DRC, with one of the most active volcanoes in the world just over the border.

Trek up the Nyiragongo Volcano to see the glowing lava pools at the peak, before returning to Lake Kivu and the Lake Kivu Serena Hotel to rest and recover from the hike.

15 minutes from the property are the volcanic Amashuza Hot Springs, and their waters are full of minerals to ease tired muscles.

Of course, there is the option to stay at the hotel and relax on the private beach, swim in Lake Kivu or have a drink at the outdoor pool. Lake Kivu Serena Hotel is the perfect base to explore the region from or the ultimate relaxation spot in Rwanda.

Call us on +44 117 313 3300 to start planning your holiday, we’re looking forward to hearing from you


The property

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel has 3 different room types, depending on what guests desire. All rooms are brightly decorated in traditional Rwandan colours and have air conditioning, free WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen TVs and private balconies. The Superior rooms feature plush king beds and generously sized bathrooms complete with bathtubs. There are family rooms available which have two double beds, optional adjoining rooms and seating areas for families visiting Lake Kivu. 

The Lake Kivu Serena Hotel has an on-site restaurant, bar and cafe, all serving up a variety of local, traditional flavours as well as international menus. The lakeside Kiyaga restaurant has a diverse menu of delights and is host to the daily breakfasts. The poolside bar serves up colourful cocktails by the outdoor pool, or they can be delivered to you on the beach loungers.


With an outdoor pool and sun deck, you can expect recreational facilities including boating, fishing, hiking and trekking.


Kiyaga Restaurant has lake views and a diverse menu of Rwandan, African and international dishes to satisfy even the pickiest diners. 

Why Wayfairer

The Serena hotel brand, which includes the Lake Kivu Serena, focus on responsible business, starting from site selection, building hotels all the way to sourcing local ingredients where possible, community outreach initiatives and a long-term view of sustainability and development. 

If you'd like to read more about our responsible and sustainable approach to luxury travel you can do so in this dedicated section of our website. 

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