Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

P.O. Box 7469, Gisenyi, 00100, Rwanda | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Gisenyi

On the way to see Gorillas

A travel blog entry by annsadventures


All packed up and ready to go this morning as we said our goodbyes to those not heading up into the mountains and loaded up into our safari type vehicles for the ~2 hour drive to Lake Kivu and tomorrow's GORLLA TREKKING adventure.

The road begins it ascent right after leaving Kigali and the countryside is GORGEOUS! Hill after hill …

To Lake Kivu and Back Again

A travel blog entry by aportay


This weekend was absolutely lovely! We went to the Serena Hotel on Lake Kivu again for a weekend getaway with another family that Andy and Trayce are close with. The kids got to play and swim all day and the adults got to relax, sit in the sun, and read to their heart’s content. Everyone returned to Kigali very refreshed and ready …

Touching distance to a silverback

A travel blog entry by matt_werner


Woke up at 5am and couldn't go back to sleep, I was so excited lol. Brekkie was tasty but too small for me, then picked by Claude and taken to the meeting point for the gorilla treks. The way it works is you have your permit for climbing on a particular day, then you get to the office at 7 and get yourself assigned to a group. There are 17 groups …

Kivu lake

A travel blog entry by harriel


This Saturday we had a 2 hrs. ride to Gisenyi at Kivu lake.
We went up to 3500m above sea level and came back to 1475m
By luck we met our ambassador and his wife, accompanied by a high ranked guy from ministry of foreign affairs (head of division Africa, crosscutting issues). Ten minutes after we ordered our beers, the head of DW and his …

Gorillas in the mist

A travel blog entry by linziprytz


... quite the entertainer, rolling around on his, back, showing us his teeth, posing resting his head on his hands, but then like a flash he was on all fours, flexing his large muscle, showing us his mighty size, then beating his chest, the most amazing and frightening thing to see, and just as quickly, he retreated, as did we, 1m further back! We are permitted one hour with the Gorillas once we find them and our time was coming to an end. Reflecting on our experience, we ...

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This 3 star hotel is located on P.O. Box 7469, Gisenyi.
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