Zakale Expeditions

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
Lake Kivu Serena Hotel is located in the resort Rwandan town of Gisenyi, on the shores of Lake
Kivu, the sixth largest lake in Africa. The hotel is ideally situated on a sandy palm lined beach,
with the nearby Virunga Volcanoes providing a spectacular backdrop on one side and a
panoramic view of the lake on the other.

Accommodation consists of 66 standard rooms and 6 suites. 
All the rooms are presented in typically pan-African style with balconies and extensive views of the lake.
Facilities include:

  • 24-hour room service
  • telephone
  • in-room satellite TV
  • private safe
  • tea and coffee-making facilities
  • hair driers
  • porter/concierge

While most of the rooms are designated ‘non-smoking', smoking rooms can be arranged with prior notice.

The hotel's main restaurant, The Kiyaga Restaurant, looks out over the swimming pool towards the palm trees and white sandy beach of the lake. Offering an extensive buffet breakfast, and both buffet and a la carte lunch and dinner choices, Kiyaga features Rwandese, African and international cuisine, and showcases a number of colourful theme nights. The hotel is also famous for its monthly beach parties, which feature a lakeside buffet, a beach bonfire and live music.

A wide selection of snacks and drinks can be enjoyed at the Ziwani Café, which is located below the pool overlooking the white sandy beach of the lake. Ziwani is also the venue for our beach BBQs, poolside BBQs and evening sundowners, all of which feature live local music and traditional Intore dancers.


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