Ideally located, Kigali Serena Hotel lies on a quiet boulevard in the heart of Kigali just 10 minutes from the airport. Vibrant and welcoming, Kigali is a forward-thinking city ideal for first-time visitors to Rwanda as well as those visiting for a second or third time.
Kigali Serena Hotel is just a short drive away from Kigali International Airport. The hotel is a 2-hour drive from Akagera National Park , a 5 to 6-hour drive from Nyungwe National Park and a 2.5 to 3-hour drive from Volcanoes National Park . Lake Kivu is just over 100km away and a 2.5 to 3-hour drive.
This contemporary hotel is a rich blend of Rwandan heritage, art and culture with 148 sophisticated and well-appointed rooms. With several categories to choose from, stay in elegance in one of the comfortable and spacious rooms or lavish style in one of the hotel's 25 suites. The fantastic pool area provides a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city and the hotel's restaurants and bars and excellent.
There are many cultural pursuits in Kigali the most poignant of which and a must do in our opinion is the Kigali Memorial Centre in Gisozi. The centre opened in April 2004, on the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide which claimed over a million people in just 100 days.
Just south of Kigali, a 45-minute drive will take you to Nyamata and Ntarama where you can visit two local churches where scenes of serious atrocities were committed during the 1994 genocide.
Continuing your city tour, visit the Kandt Museum of Natural History to learn about the interdependency between living beings and their environment. Tour old Kigali where the colonial buildings now form the heart of Rwanda’s small businesses as well as visit the Kalpaki crafts centre with her many little stalls displaying a wide range of Rwandan curios, crafts and artefacts. A visit to the Nyabugogo second-hand clothes market is also worthwhile.
During the dry months of June to October, temperatures range from 25 to 30 degrees Celsius, with these temperatures changing very little throughout the year. Rainfall and showers are possible throughout the year, however, heavier downpours are to be expected in the rainy season of April and May.