• Location: Rwanda, Kigali
  • Type of Accommodation: Hotel
  • Comfort Level: Luxury


Set along one of Kigali's most charming boulevards, this luxuriously styled hotel is a popular attraction in the city, with its mixture of modern amenities and traditional Rwandese art and culture. Ideal as a stop-over before or after an exciting gorilla trekking expedition, Kigali Serena Hotel welcomes children, families and couples alike. At Kigali, activities focus on relaxation.

Lounge beside the pool, enjoy a drink from Sokoni Café and Bar or rejuvenate and unwind at the health spa with a range of treatments and therapies. Head out to visit the sites and attractions of Kigali - the Kigali Memorial Centre, Parliament building and Geological Museum are all worth visiting. Caplaki Handicrafts Cooperation is another recommended destination and is ideal for curio shopping.

Recent accolades & press

  •  World Travel Awards 2014 + 2015 - Rwanda's Leading Hotel


  • Close proximity to Kigali Airport
  • Family-friendly facilities for children
  • Restaurants popular throughout the city
  • Relaxed & welcoming atmosphere
  • Spa offers a range of treatments

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The Serena Maisha Spa is styled according to a Moorish theme and offers a gym, outdoor pool, and separate spa for men and women where you can enjoy a range of relaxing treatments and therapies.

The Executive Lounge is fully air-conditioned and offers an up-beat bar area, a more relaxed and intimate piano bar, and extensive couches and seats that overlook the pool. The large terrace and sundeck open up from the lounge and offer comfortable Mediterranean-style furniture and wide parasols.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Computer facilities
    Laundry Service
    Babysitting service available
    Wi-fi available


Kigali boasts some of the most popular restaurants in the city, making any mealtime a special occasion. Made with locally-sourced ingredients, the menus feature international cuisine with a local twist. With different themes every day, no two dinners or lunches are the same.

The Milima Restaurant overlooks the pool and is elegantly styled to offer a classic interior with a light-filled atrium that overlooks the tropical gardens. Every meal offers a subtly new ambience, with a different international lunch menu for every day of the week.

The Sokoni Restaurant offers a relaxed, colourful atmosphere and welcomes children of all ages to tuck into their own special menu. Located in the centre of the tropical gardens, also overlooking the pool, this is another popular local meeting place. Enjoy live music as you dine on meals from across the globe.

Standard Room

At Kigali Serena there's a room to suit every kind of holiday-maker. The 148 rooms are divided into Standard Rooms, Superior Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Prime Rooms, Executive Suites, Studio Suites and a Presidential Suite. All of these boast amenities like 24-hour room service, air conditioning, mini-bar, private safe and tea and coffee-making facilities.

The Standard Rooms offer comfort and style with either twin or king-sized beds. The rooms all have luxury en suite bathrooms equipped with both tub and shower.

Standard Room AMENITIES

    En-suite bath and shower
    Non-smoking rooms
    Air conditioning
    Mini bar
    Safe in room
    Tea & coffee-making facilities
    Wi-fi available in room
    Twin bed available

Other Room Types

The Superior Rooms are very similar to the Standard Rooms, but offer added luxury and detail. The Deluxe Room also offers twin beds or a king-sized bed, a luxurious bathroom with both tub and shower, and a working desk where you can plan the rest of your trip. The Prime Room offers guests a truly personal experience with added space and thoughtful extras like a daily replenishment of designer toiletries, and slippers and bath robes in the room. The Studio Suite is ideal for those who want more than just a place to sleep. The bedroom has a king-sized bed and luxury bathroom with both tub and shower, but with an added integrated work space that makes business travel a pleasure. The Executive Suite is for those who enjoy added privacy and a place to read the paper or curl up with a book. Apart from the bedroom and en suite bathroom, this suite also offers an integrated work space and a separate sitting room, furnished with comfortable couches and chairs.

The single Presidential Suite at the hotel offers the ultimate in luxurious living and is reserved for the discerning traveller. These 300 square meter suites have a king-sized bed, luxury en suite bathroom with an added Jacuzzi, and two en suite guest rooms for family or friends. There is also a private office, private conference room, private dining room, elegant sitting room, reception area and private vestibule entrance.


  • Day tours
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $200 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Deluxe Room,Junior Suite,Prime Room,Executive Suite,Superior Room Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Very nice modern business style hotel as expected, lovely rooms, great service, fabulous breakfast buffet! Particularly appreciated the night here when we returned from the gorilla trek to enjoy a bath and very comfy bed :o)

    Danielle Heidtman, October 2013
  • Nice hotel very close to the airport. We spent here just a few hours but we could relax and have a good dinner before departing.

    Stefania Pelloni, August 2012
  • The Kigali Serena Hotel was an excellent hotel and a nice way to end the trip.

    Ray Garber, May 2012
  • The Kigali Serena Hotel was a great choice with excellent surroundings, food and service and a great way to finish off the trip.

    Doug Lougheed, January 2010

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Emma Hill

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""The Serena is considered the best hotel in Kigali and highly recommended for any pre or post trek accommodation. Well located with numerous facilities you can unwind and relax as you get ready to either start your adventure in the Volcanoes National Park or catch your flight home.""



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The Kigali Serena Hotel was an excellent hotel and a nice way to end the trip.

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