About The Lodge
Located in the heart of Rwanda’s capital, this Kigali hotel offers a full range of international-standard leisure and business facilities, without ever seeming as though it’s a clone of somewhere else. Kigali Serena Hotel retains authentic Rwandan charm, and makes an ideal city base for safari or business travellers in Rwanda.
Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, has undergone a complete transformation since the turbulent mid-1990s. One of the centrepieces of a bright, clean and very safe modern city, the Kigali Serena Hotel is an excellent fit with 21st-century Rwanda.
Although it’s one of the smallest countries in Africa, an overnight stay in the capital can make safari itineraries into and around Rwanda that much easier, as well as giving travellers the opportunity to relax and enjoy what is reckoned by many people to be Africa’s most pleasant city.
Conveniently just 10km from the main airport, Kigali Serena Hotel is located in the Central District – the very hub of diplomatic and commercial activity. That lends a certain hum of activity to the hotel, but this needn’t disturb guests who are there to relax.
Slowing down is made much easier by the fact that everything is within reach, from the choice of in-hotel restaurants to the rejuvenating Maisha Health Club and Spa. More unusual – but equally enjoyable – amenities include a juice bar and piano bar; this really is a hotel that caters to everyone.
For guests who are partway through an extended safari itinerary, time at the hotel can be used to contact family and friends, as well as sort through their safari pictures.
And when the time comes to exchange the concrete jungle for the real thing (not that Kigali ever feels oppressively urban; it’s actually rather green), excellent transport links facilitate access to Rwanda’s key destinations.