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Thank you so much for putting together such a remarkable trip. Truly, a very diverse and interesting expedition. The hotels were excellent. Clouds was a dream. ...

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- V Athens, United States, May 2013

The tour was well planned. A tour guide can either make or break one's journey and we were most fortunate to have Jacob as our guide. He was a major part in mak...

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- S&R Delson, South Africa, September 2012

Sam is the man! Great tour guide for us. His knowledge and pride in his country is inspiring. He kept us on time for everything and we had a lot of laughs. Than...

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- J Malcolm & B Stevens, Australia November 2013

Reviews about Journeys Discovering Africa

Lake Kivu Serena


Safari Highlights

This outpost of the well-known Serena chain is serenely positioned on the white sandy shores of Lake Kivu and surrounded by extensive tropical gardens.

Lake Kivu Serena, Rwanda Excellent Location

The town of Gisenyi is a popular resort on the shores of Lake Kivu. The area is known as the Switzerland of Africa, overlooked as it is by the chain of Virunga volcanoes. Gisenyi’s sandy beaches form a popular hub for water sports or excursions on the lake.

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Wealth Of Facilities And Activities

This 4 star hotel offers high end accommodation in 66 luxury rooms, executive suites and family rooms and boasts contemporary spa and gym facilities at the Maisha Health Centre - ideal for relaxation at the end of an adventurous day exploring the region. With its proximity to the Volcanoes National Park (a 1hr – 1hr 30mins drive), the hotel is a convenient base for gorilla tracking in Rwanda. It is also an excellent destination for enjoying authentic local culture - guests can enjoy visits to local dancing, pottery and coffee projects and also take in Ros Carr's famous orphanage.