Accommodation in Rwanda ranges from luxurious to rustic depending on where exactly you are travelling and with what level of budget.
Here the most important choice for your trip is a reputable local tour company with good guides, reliable vehicles and comprehensive insurance. We use a wholly Rwandan-owned company with extensive experience in the East African tourism industry.
In Kigali, amongst a host of hotels and guesthouses, we favour the well known Serena Hotel and Hotel des Mille Collines. Both are situated near the centre of this hilltop city, close to the genocide memorial and offering access to a number of nearby restaurants. Around Volcanoes National Park we are spoilt for choice between Virungas Lodge, Sabinyo Silverback Lodge, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge and a number of other options. All offer good locations in relation to the park headquarters and your departure point for gorilla trekking and other park activities.
On nearby Lake Kivu in the town of Gisenyi we use either the luxurious Serena Hotel located in lush lakeside gardens, or the quaint and eclectic Paradis Malahide with its spectacular evening sunsets. Further south in Nyungwe National Park we favour the very luxurious Nyungwe Forest Lodge, while in Akagera National Park, Ruzizi Tented Lodge is ideal for exploring the savannahs and lakes of Akagera National Park.