Tourists or travelers to Rwanda safaris especially those interested in exploring Lake Kivu may ask whether there are accommodation facilities for a comfortable stay. Lake Kivu boasters numerous lodges that are well equipped with various facilities ready to make your experience in Rwanda so remarkable. You can spend a night at various lodges and hotels surrounding after heavy engagement in different activities such as birding, kayaking, boat ride, gorilla trekking, and many others.
Visitors interested in luxurious accommodation, mid-range accommodation facilities, and those who would like to spend much of the money can find budget accommodation around Lake Kivu. Thus the choice of the accommodation facility to stay at around Lake Kivu will depend on your budget. All these categories of accommodation facilities around Lake Kivu can be described below.
Luxury Accommodation Facilities
These are accommodation lodges and hotels around Lake Kivu that are offering first-class accommodation facilities. These are good for luxurious travelers and are more expensive compared to the middle range or budget accommodation. Lake Kivu has only one luxury hotels that offer luxurious accommodation facilities and it includes
Lake Kivu Serena hotel: this is one of the luxurious accommodation hotel located in Gisenyi, the western province of Rwanda. Its only four minutes away from Gisenyi international airport by road means. Its proximity to Gisenyi beach is an additional mark to visitors in need of comfortable relaxation and sunbathing.
Lake Kivu Serena hotel features 30 air-conditioned visitor rooms that are present for visitors staying at this elegant hotel. Each room has ample space and contains amenities such as televisions, bathroom, hair drier, balcony, and room service.
Other hotel amenities include the fitness gym, business and conference center, airport shuttle, front desk office operation 24hours, child care center, a huge outdoor swimming pool among others. If you want to use the hotel airport shuttle and child care services you will have to pay additional fees. Lake Kivu Serena hotel has a well-designed restaurant serving both local Rwandan food and British cuisines depending on visitors’ choices.
There is still a well-stocked bar with all categories of beverages served with professional staff. This bar operates daily on twenty-four hours. Additionally, visitors can stay, and this hotel with their pets and other domesticated animals. Visitors staying at Lake Kivu Serena hotel can easily go to Gisenyi beach for relaxation and sunbathing as well as hiking the Musanze cave. Book with Africa adventure vacations for more details about the accommodation facility.
Mid-range Accommodation Facilities
Mid-range accommodation facilities offer services moderately to those offered by luxury accommodation facilities. Visitors staying at midrange accommodation facilities at Lake Kivu will have to pay low-cost charges as compared to those in luxury services offered. Below are the mid-range facilities available for visitors exploring Lake Kivu in Rwanda;
Kivu Lodge: Kivu lodge is located on a peninsula private land on Lake Kivu bounded by a magnificent coffee plantation. The lodge features twenty cottages of which two are executive suits. There are an ethnic restaurant and a bar lounge as well as a coffee bar. Visitors interested in swimming have a chance while staying at Kivu Lodge as it possesses an outdoor swimming pool.
Kivu lodge can be accessed by branching off from the main road /highway Karogi to Kamembe. By reaching Ngoma you will turn left from Karogi which is 22km away from Ngoma and 89 kilometres from Kamembe. You can as well access the lodge through a private boat from Rubavu to the lodge which is two hours when from Kamembe and only an hour by using a speed boat.
Comoran Lodge: This is one of the stylish lodges with views of Lake Kivu and Nyiragogo from the democratic republic of Congo. Local materials made of wood were used to construct this beautiful budget lodge. This gorgeous lodge on the edge of Lake Kivu is built totally of wood.