Situated on the shores of Lake Kivu in Gisenyi just a one hour drive from Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda , Lake Kivu Serena Hotel is ideal for a relaxing few days or as a pre or post Gorilla trekking experience.
Lake Kivu Serena Hotel is around a 3.5-hour drive, approximately 160kms, from Kigali and a 1-hour drive from Volcanoes National Park.
Surrounded by tropical gardens on the shores of the lake, Lake Kivu Serena Hotel has a private beach and 66 superior, family and executive room offering panoramic views of the hotel's private beach and the lake beyond.
Overlooking the lake, the hotel's Kiyaga restaurant provides the venue for sophisticated yet casual dining. Rwandese, African and International cuisine are served here created using the best locally sourced ingredients.
Lake Kivu Serena Hotel has a beautiful swimming pool overlooking the lake and health centre on site. There are various pursuits to enjoy from the hotel too including boating and fishing on Lake Kivu, tennis on the hotel's courts, hiking, trekking and volleyball.
Lake Kivu Serena Hotel is a destination for all seasons however if you combining your stay with trekking to see the mountain gorilla the drier season from June to September is better. Temperatures hardly vary throughout the seasons due to Rwanda's position just south of the Equator. Days are warm and nights are cool.
Due to a combination of tropical location and high altitude Rwanda enjoys a year-round temperate climate. Temperatures rarely stray above 30 degrees Celsius during the day and 15 degrees Celsius at night through the year. Generally, variations in temperature throughout the country are insignificant. Most parts of the country receive in excess of 1000mm of precipitation annually with the wettest months being February to May and the driest months being July to September.