LAKE KIVU SERENA HOTEL Lakefront Hotel in Gisenyi, Rwanda

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel celebrates the shores of this African Great Lake as a destination of astonishing beauty, where pristine beaches and the sparkling waters of Africa’s sixth largest lake come together in breathtaking fashion. Your arrival is greeted by a bright, open-plan lobby giving way to a private stretch of beach reserved exclusively for hotel guests. We welcome you to experience unparalleled warmth, hospitality and relaxation at our tropically inspired hotel in Gisenyi, Rwanda.

With guest accommodations, restaurants and a spectacular swimming pool nestled among palm trees and manicured grounds and gardens, our privileged waterfront enclave provides all the amenities you would expect from a resort considered by many to be one of Rwanda’s best.

Boasting gracious, personalised hospitality and abundant recreational activities on land and water, this 66-room getaway is the perfect choice for an extended holiday or weekend escape. Guests may choose from a selection of beautifully appointed rooms and suites and savour exceptional dining highlighted by the lakefront Kiyaga Restaurant and evening sundowners on the beach at Ziwani Café. A modern conference centre and outdoor event venues overlooking the lake set us among the area’s premier hotels for corporate and social gatherings.

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel combines tropical serenity and waterfront exhilaration to create a truly unique Rwanda resort experience.

Executive Suite

Offering an expansive 40 square metres of living space, these Suites feature a King bed, a lavish bathroom with both a tub and a shower, an integrated work space, a private sitting room with a guest washroom and a furnished veranda overlooking Lake Kivu.

Kiyaga Restaurant

Overlooking magical Lake Kivu, Kiyaga Restaurant offers 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. Each morning enjoy a sumptuous hot breakfast with an…


  • Recreation including boating, swimming, volleyball, tennis, fishing, hiking and trekking
  • Private Beach
  • Outdoor Pool and Sundeck
  • Gift Shop
  • Conferencing venue
  • Business Centre
  • Free wifi
  • Maisha Spa & Gym

At Lake Kivu Serena Hotel, we are committed to providing you with the experience of a lifetime, from beautifully appointed accommodations to a diverse range of activities and excursions that capture the
history, culture and natural beauty of Rwanda.

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