Kigali Serena Hotel

The elegant Kigali Serena Hotel is set on one of Kigali’s most prestigious boulevards, and is an excellent starting point for a gorilla safari.

The elegant Kigali Serena Hotel is set on one of Kigali’s most prestigious boulevards, and is an excellent starting point for a gorilla safari. There are 148 guestrooms in total, with wide selection of categories for travellers to choose from, ranging from comfortable standard rooms to plush suites. All are air-conditioned, with flat screen TVs and minibars.

In the central courtyard, the Kigali Serena Hotel boasts a beautiful freeform swimming pool surrounded by lush greenery and plenty of seating. There is also a well-equipped fitness centre with a sauna and steam room, as well as a day spa that offers beauty and wellness therapies from massage to aromatherapy.  

Dining options at the Kigali Serena Hotel are amongst the best in the city, with two restaurants and two bars. Enjoy lavish themed buffets, cooking demonstrations and “happy hour”, as well as an extensive 24-hour room service menu. If you can be tempted to leave this hotel, there are a number of museums and many eateries throughout this rapidly growing, modern and orderly city.

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Luxury accommodation in Rwanda

Below are some of our preferred tented camps and lodges in Rwanda. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

The Bishop’s House

The Bishop's House is a boutique property conveniently located just 30 minutes’ drive from Volcanoes National Park, the starting point for gorilla treks.

Singita Kwitonda Lodge

Singita Kwitonda Lodge is set within a landscape of wetlands and lush meadows and shares a border with the renowned Volcanoes National Park.

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Close to park headquarters and just outside Rwanda’s enchanting Parc National des Volcans, community-owned Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is an ideal base if you’re going trekking for Mountain Gorillas

One&Only Nyungwe House

On picturesque working tea plantation at the edge of Nyungwe National Park, One&Only Nyungwe House offers the highest standards in luxury and warm Rwandese hospitality.

One&Only Gorilla Nest

Located just outside Rwanda’s famous Volcanoes National Park, and one of the country’s newest luxury lodges, One&Only Gorilla Nest is perfectly positioned in the foothills of the Virunga Mountains.

Bisate Lodge

Bisate Lodge is easily one of the most sumptuous accommodation options for Mountain Gorilla trekking in Rwanda, set at the edge of Volcanoes National Park.

Our recommended Rwanda safaris

The following tours are private, independent and can be easily customised to suit your personal travelling requirements. Please contact us to begin designing your personalised Rwanda experience.

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Rwanda Overview

Why should I travel to Rwanda?
Rwanda’s Parc National des Volcans (Volcanoes National Park) is one of the best places to see the last remaining mountain gorillas. The majority of habituated family groups in the Virunga Volcanoes can be found in this park. Gorillas treks can also be combined with chimpanzee trekking in the Nyungwe National Park. The country also has a good tourist infrastructure with some excellent lodges.

When is the best time to visit Rwanda?
Rwanda can be visited any time of the year; however during the long dry season between Jun-Sep the ground is drier and dirt roads are more accessible, enabling easier passage to visit the gorillas and chimpanzees.

What is the climate in Rwanda?
Although Rwanda is on the equator, the altitude keeps temperatures down (25°-28°C), and the mountain areas where gorillas are found can be cool to cold. Rain falls throughout the year but is heaviest from Mar-May and Oct-Nov.

What can I combine with Rwanda?
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda should be combined with a traditional big game wildlife safari in the parks and reserves of neighbouring Kenya or Tanzania.

How to get to Rwanda?
Rwanda’s capital Kigali is easily reached by air from Nairobi in Kenya, Entebbe in Uganda, Serengeti or Arusha in Tanzania. From Kigali, you would take a road transfer to the Parc National des Volcans.

Do I need a Visa for Rwanda?
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Do I need vaccinations for Rwanda?
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