Welcome to Gisenyi a holiday city in Rwanda. The city offers a number of hotels and lodges where you can stay while on your tour in Rwanda or visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo where you can do gorilla trekking tours and Nyiragongo hike in the Virunga National Park.

Among the hotels include the Lake Kivu Serena Hotel celebrates the shores of this African Great Lake as a destination of astonishing beauty, where pristine beaches and the sparkling waters of Africa’s sixth largest Lake (Lake Kivu) come together in breathtaking fashion. Your arrival is greeted by a bright, open-plan lobby giving way to a private stretch of beach reserved exclusively for hotel guests. You are welcomed at the hotel to experience unparalleled warmth, hospitality and relaxation at this tropically inspired hotel in Gisenyi, Rwanda. With guest accommodations, restaurants and a spectacular swimming pool nestled among palm trees and manicured grounds and gardens, the privileged waterfront enclave provides all the amenities you would expect from a resort considered by many to be one of Rwanda’s best.

Boasting gracious, personalized hospitality and abundant recreational activities on land and water, this 66-room getaway is the ideal choice for an extended holiday or weekend escape. Guests may choose from a selection of beautifully appointed rooms and suites and savor exceptional dining highlighted by the lakefront Kiyaga Restaurant and evening sundowners on the beach at Ziwani Café.

The hotel comprises of a modern conference centre and outdoor event venues overlooking the lake set among the area’s premier hotels for corporate and social gatherings. Lake Kivu Serena Hotel combines tropical serenity and waterfront exhilaration to create a truly unique Rwanda resort experience.

From the moment you step into your room or suite at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel, you will find your vacation or weekend getaway to be a wonderfully revealed series of surprises and delights. Each of the hotel’s accommodations has been designed to be both soothing and invigorating with an elegant Pan-African décor and a private balcony with sweeping views of the hotel’s private beach and Lake Kivu beyond.

The beauty of the hotel’s surroundings is celebrated with spacious layouts, exquisite bathrooms and sumptuous furnishings. Seamlessly infused modern comforts include complimentary wireless Internet, air conditioning and flat-screen televisions with cable and satellite channels.


The Palm Beach Resort is in a beautiful setting on the edge of Lake Kivu, a lovely place to relax. The staff is extremely friendly and very helpful. There are great areas to sit and read or to hang out with friends. The food is always really delicious and definitely you are recommended to taste the grilled tilapia. The resort’s unique rooms with nature touch are very awesome and will offer you with a comfortable stay. The view from all the resort’s rooms is spectacular. The Palm Beach Resort provides a comfortable setting while in Gisenyi, and it features a terrace. The resort comprises of 10 rooms, all of which are filled with a range of amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. The resort’s modern amenities include; restaurant and 3 bars/lounges, 24-hour front desk, barbecue grills, luggage storage, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, daily housekeeping, computer station, self-serve laundry, wedding services, meeting room, private bathroom, free parking, separate dining area, and separate sitting area, among others.

A perfect night, in the resort’s beautiful rooms, awaits you when you fall asleep to the sound of the waters of Lake Kivu, while in the morning, you will be enchanted by the songs of the fishermen and birds as well.


Hotel Italiano Al Lago is located in Rwanda, Gisenyi, about 50 meters from beach and soccer Field in Rubavu district, in the western province of Rwanda near Lake Kivu, which is just a 1-minute walk way. The hotel is just a 5 minutes’ drive from the border of Democratic Republic of Congo, Goma. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar, and free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV, and for your comfort, you will find bathrobes and a hairdryer. You will also find a shared lounge at the property. Bike hire is available at the hotel and the area is popular for cycling. Gisenyi Hospital is just 600 meters away from the Hotel Italiano Al Lago, well as a supermarket is 700 meters away.

Other pleasing amenities at the hotel include; sunny terrace, garden with straw umbrella, shared lounge, private bathroom, free private parking (without reservation), 24-hours reception, luggage carriers, daily cleaning service, availability of family rooms, room service, well as entertainment in the evening on weekends is also available and amazing.


The lodge’s mission is to offer ecological accommodations and a unique tourism experience while respecting Rwanda’s traditions and which will also benefit the local community. Try one of the property’s 8 safaris tents, and they are equipped with a double bed or with 3 single beds (twin beds), with shelves, tables and chairs. The lodge offers you the possibility of sleeping under your tent. Bring your equipment and take advantage of the lodge’s magnificent sight on Lake Kivu. Whether a group or a single person, you are all welcome at the lodge.

Nestled about 100 meters from Rwandan Adventures and offering free Wi-Fi, Inzu lodge features accommodation in Gisenyi. Complimentary private parking is available on site plus a terrace with lake views is also offered in all units. Guests can choose from the American, continental, vegan and vegetarian breakfast options, which are available daily at the luxury tent. Guests can grab a bite to eat in the in-house restaurant, which serves a variety of European, American and local dishes and also offers Vegan options. Guests can also relax in the garden. The viewpoint is 500 meters from Inzu lodge and the Lake Kivu beach is set 200 meters from the property.

The property also has one of the best-rated locations and best value in Gisenyi, and guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area. At the property, guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city, Gisenyi.


Offering a garden, Musanto hotel is nestled in Gisenyi. The establishment comprises of a terrace, restaurant and bar, and is within a walking distance of the football field, Clinique de l’Arche medical clinic and Western Union. The accommodation has a 24-hour reception and free Wi-Fi access. All of the hotel rooms include a desk, a flat-screen TV, a wardrobe, and a private bathroom. Musanto hotel serves a continental breakfast – the hotel restaurant specializes in international cuisine. The area is ideal for cycling and fishing. The property is 1.2 kilometers away from the volleyball and basketball court and 2.9 kilometers from Great Ape Trust of Iowa. The hotel is peaceful, the staff is great, and the Tam-Tam beach is only 100 meters away from the property and from there, you could find a lot of interesting activities to enjoy with your family.


Featuring free Wi-Fi throughout the property, Stipp hotel is perched in Gisenyi. It comprises of a 24-hour reception, restaurant and an outdoor pool. The hotel’s units are all air-conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, kettle, bathtub or shower and a desk. Some units offer spectacular views of the Kivu Lake and all rooms include a private bathroom and a wardrobe. All the rooms are also fitted with a seating area. The hotel offers a range of wellness facilities including a sauna. Volleyball and basketball grounds are available, within just an 8 minutes’ walk away from the property. Western Union is a 10-minute walk from the property, well as Clinique Medical de l’Arche is a 12-minute walk away.

The hotel comprises of 50 guestrooms – 26 single rooms and 24 double rooms. The property boasts a variety of modern facilities that will offer you a very comfortable stay, such as; 24-hour CCTV, fully equipped gym, massage parlo, laundry services, steam bath, pool bar, outdoor pool, 24-hour security guards, and a fully equipped conference centre (for business travelers).


Hill View Hotel is located in Rubavu district on the shores of Lake Kivu, and it is conveniently situated about a 5 minutes’ drive from the border of Goma (Democratic Republic of Congo), 5 minutes’ drive from Rubavu Airport, and 1 and a half hours’ drive from the Volcano National Park. The property boasts a total of 47 rooms including; singles, twins, silver, gold, family rooms and executive suite. The hotel’s restaurants feature Rwandan, African and international cuisine and offer a sumptuous breakfast, healthy lunches, and delicious dinners with a grand variety of dishes. Other amenities at the hotel include; gym, swimming pool, high speed internet, business centre, conference facilities, sauna & massage, laundry services, 24-hours front desk, daily housekeeping, Lake View rooms, and each of the rooms feature flat screen TVs with a wide range of satellite channels and there is also a private bathroom in every unit/room.


The hotel is located in the town of Gisenyi featuring a variety of amenities that will make your stay a memorable one; a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free Wi-Fi in public areas are available at this smoke-free hotel. Other amenities include; self-parking, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. The property comprises of 40 rooms, all of which are air-conditioned and offer flat-screen TVs, free bottled water, and fans. Showers, desks, and free toiletries are among the other amenities that guests will find in the property’s cozy rooms.


Kivu Peace View Hotel is a cozy property in Gisenyi and looks forward to warmly welcome you and ready to offer you the best services ever! Offering unrivaled quality and impeccably high-standards, Kivu Peace View Hotel is the perfect place to stay and relax in an environment surrounded by mountains and spectacular Lake Kivu Views. The hotel’s rooms are very fantastic with stunning views of the breathtaking gardens and Lake Kivu, the sound of the waves lapping the nearby shore soothing you to sleep. All the rooms are fitted with; TV, mosquito net, bathroom with toilet, shower and free wireless internet is available in all rooms.

Whether you are planning to host a spectacular corporate event, an extraordinary team building activity, launch a new product or just treat your team to an evening out, take a look at the hotel’s packages and find the most suitable for your needs and it for the event designing of your choice. Besides the conference/event services, the hotel also boasts a restaurant of which its menu offers an excellent selection of expertly prepared Rwandan, African and internationally dishes to suit your choice.