The Lake Kivu Serena Hotel is the only five-star establishment outside of Kigali and is in the Rwandan border town of Gisenyi, overlooking a sandy beach of Lake Kivu. Lake Kivu is an inland sea and 1,000 square mile volcanic lake which borders the Congo to the west and features a dramatic mountain coastline. Here the fisherman ply the water in dug out canoes unchanged in design for centuries, while colorfully dressed ladies smoke traditional wooden pipes and trobadours strum sweetly on traditional guitars.
Accommodation comprises of 66 air-conditioned rooms, including six luxury suites, 23 family rooms.
The restaurant offers a stunning view of the lake as you have breakfast, lunch or dinner. The hotel also has a gym, outdoor swimming pool and two tennis courts.