Hotels & lodges in Rwanda

Our selection of lodges is focused on that spectacular view, service standard, location and of course the price. We also choose accommodation based on the feedback from our previous customers.

Have a look below at Laba Africa’ selection of lodges and hotels in the most popular areas of Rwanda. We give options in different standards and budgets so that everyone has a choice according to their budget.

What are the accommodation options?

“Luxury” – Luxury accommodations are fully equipped, comfortable and usually more spacious than the mid-range options. They often have facilities like swimming pools and services like massage.

“Semi-luxe” – Lodges and hotels in this category are more comfortable than the mid-range. They are normally in beautiful locations and often have a swimming pool, as well.

“Mid-range” –  This is your best option for comfortable, self-contained (‘en suite’) accommodation set in stunning locations that don’t cost a fortune

“Budget” – Accommodation such as simple guesthouses or dormitory rooms are available in many cities in Rwanda. Service and amenity standards won’t be high and you are likely to share facilities like bathrooms with other guests, but choosing this standard will greatly reduce the price of your safari.


Hotel des Mille Collines (semi-luxury)

Known from the tragic film ‘Hotel Rwanda’ as the UN headquarters during the 1994 crisis in the country. Today it is a charming accommodation with the refurbished structure of the old building still visible. The swimming pool and the live music in the afternoon make it a wonderful place to just unwind before or after the flight.

Flame Tree Village (mid-range)

Flame Tree Village is located in the quiet suburb of Nyarutarama in Kigali.It boasts a total of 20 spacious villas that are not only comfortable, but provide a tranquil, homely experience. We provide free Wi-fi internet connection as well as a well-stocked pool bar. The residence has a pool as well as an in-door restaurant and an out-door sitting area.

The residence is located within easy access of major facilities and amenities such as the Kigali International Airport which is less than 10 minutes drive and the Kigali Central Business District also a mere 10 minute drive. Within the area are also major shopping centers such as MTN Center Nyarutarama and the Nyarutarama Golf Club.

Heaven Boutique Hotel (mid-range)

Heaven Boutique Hotel is 4 Star hotel with rooms located on 3 separate properties along the same road. Heaven Boutique Hotel rooms all have similar amenities (TV, mini fridge, coffee/tea/purified water, free Wi-Fi, Air Conditioning in all rooms except the Villa Queen Economy Room) and all rooms are located on KN 29 Street, the same street as Heaven Restaurant.

Kigali Serena Hotel (luxury)

The elegant Kigali Serena Hotel is perfectly situated within one of the city’s most vibrant boulevards. Here, guests are welcomed into a gleaming granite atrium, adorned with fantastic Rwandan artworks, where they are then ushered to contemporary rooms that feature air conditioning, Wi-Fi connectivity, a satellite television, and a lovely ensuite bathroom.

The hotel offers a wonderful selection of dining options; from the Milima Restaurant that overlooks the sparkling swimming pool to the Sokoni Restaurant that has become a popular meeting place for both locals and travellers alike. In the evenings retreat to the hotel’s convivial lounge where two bar areas await.

The retreat by Heaven (luxury)

Heaven is more than a restaurant & boutique hotel, it’s a social enterprise. Heaven is helping Rwanda develop its most important resource: its people. Prosperity creation is one of Rwanda’s many challenges, and Heaven provides employment that sets a national standard for service excellence and food quality. Heaven is located in Kigali’s city center with breathtaking views and incredible food. Heaven is proud to be “Made in Rwanda”, with restaurant that was custom-built by local craftspeople and we showcase Rwandan arts & crafts that support artisan cooperatives throughout the country.

Urban by CityBlue (semi-luxury)

Located near Downtown Kigali and 15 minutes from Kigali International Airport by car and located on Rue des Parcs in the prestigious Kyovu district of Kigali, this CityBlue Hotel sits in a truly nice location.

It has wonderful, large and airy bedrooms including 6 executive suites, each with complimentary Wi-Fi, power showers, luxury mattresses and flat-screen TVs equipped with all the news, sports and entertainment channels. The hotel is an oasis in the middle of one of Africa’s fastest growing cities, a calm and heavenly property with panoramic views from its roof, an outstanding restaurant.

Step Town Motel (budget)

This motel has personalized service and a fine setting in the city’s suburbs. There is a small garden with views over Kigali from where you can enjoy the tranquilility and ease of access to everything Kigali has to offer.


Sabinyo Silverback Lodge (luxury)

The lodge, situated in the foothills of the mighty Virungas, the chain of 15,000 ft volcanoes stretching through Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, affords wonderful views of the volcanoes and the surrounding countryside. Guest cottages and the main lodge building have been beautifully constructed and appointed and the lodge is the perfect base from which to explore this unique and fascinating corner of Africa.

Sabinyo Silverback Lodge (luxury)

The lodge, situated in the foothills of the mighty Virungas, the chain of 15,000 ft volcanoes stretching through Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, affords wonderful views of the volcanoes and the surrounding countryside. Guest cottages and the main lodge building have been beautifully constructed and appointed and the lodge is the perfect base from which to explore this unique and fascinating corner of Africa.

Bisate Lodge (Luxury)

Bisate is located in the natural amphitheatre of an eroded volcanic cone, with dramatic views of the peaks of the Bisoke and Karisimbi volcanoes rearing up through Afro-alpine forests. Encountering one of the gorilla groups in the nearby Volcanoes National Park is a unique experience. Six opulent en-suite forest villas maximise comfort and views while adhering to environmentally responsible principles and reflecting the rich culture of rural Rwanda. Bisate is within easy driving distance of the Park Headquarters, from where gorilla treks depart daily. Walks on Bisate’s property offer birding and participation in the reforestation programme. Bisate is Rwanda’s first genuinely luxurious and eco-sensitive safari lodge, centred on Africa’s most immersive wild primate experience.

Virunga Lodge (luxury)

The lodge is perched high on a ridge with the finest views in Africa, overlooking the Virunga Volcanoes and the Musanze valley to the west and Lake Bulera and Ruhondo to the east. The iconic property has defined Rwandese Afro-chic since the lodge was built by Praveen Moman in 2004. The understated, timeless, hand-made style has been further refined to meet the needs of today’s luxury traveller during 2020.

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

This semi-luxury lodge is located in Kinigi in northern Rwanda and on the edge of the Volcanoes National Park, home to the endangered Mountain Gorillas.The lodge is located on the foothills of the Mount Karisimbi, one of the volcanic mountains that make up the Virunga Massif. The lodge is about 10 minutes’ drive to the main entrance of the Volcanoes National Park where gorilla trekking starts.Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is an ecolodge with 30 spacious chalets. To ensure the least disruption of the surrounding environment, the ecolodge was constructed with locally available material. Every chalet comes with a sitting area with a fireplace and has a tea/coffee making machine. The ecolodge supports the surrounding rural community by purchasing farm-fresh produce that is served in the lodge’s restaurant.

Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (mid-range)

Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge as a safari lodge comprises of 23 self-contained private cottages with an individual fireplace. the rooms were built and properly designed to offer you comfort. The property was constructed all from environmentally friendly items as well as local materials such as bamboo. The attractiveness of this property is seen by its comfort, price, convenience as well as location. We work closely with the local community to ensure there are job opportunities around the lodge. A local cultural dancing troupe entertains guests to showcase Rwanda’s lifestyle and culture to the visiting guests, thus promoting sustainable tourism; through cultural exchange, local community interactions and experiencing real Rwandan cultural welfare.

Hotel Muhabura (budget)

The hotel has three room categories which include the double, there are the twin and the single rooms . All the rooms are self contained with hot showers running 24/7. All rooms are comfortable with private balcony to unwind after a crazy day. The attached balcony provides a very beautiful panoramic view of the volcanic mountain chain thus the reason tourists love this spot. Muhabura hotel has a room which was used by Dian fossey after she left her gorilla camp. After her death the management decided to leave the room just as she had left it in her memory.


One and Only resort – House (luxury).

Surrounded by rainforest; nestled among mountains; One&Only Nyungwe House is a haven of creature-comforts where the wild secrets of nature come to life before your eyes.    

Top View Hill Hotel (mid-range)

This lodge is idyllically situated on top of one of the hills of Nyungwe forest National Park in Gisenyi Rwanda. The hotel offers mid range accommodation to tourist from around the world and offers stunning views of the thick rain forest as well as the natural attractions around the area. While at the Hotel, you peak at the stunning view kahuzi Biege National Park, tea plantations, Lake Kivu, the Idjwi Island among others.     

Gisakura Guesthouse (budget)

Located adjacent to the park office where you can book excursions in Nyungwe Forest, this simple guesthouse has shared toilet facilities. In the evening, meals are prepared onsite which provides a very cozy and friendly dining environment.


Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (luxury)

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel celebrates the shores of this African Great Lake as a destination of astonishing beauty, where pristine beaches and the sparkling waters of Africa’s sixth largest lake come together in breathtaking fashion. Your arrival is greeted by a bright, open-plan lobby giving way to a private stretch of beach reserved exclusively for hotel guests. Serena  welcome you to experience unparalleled warmth, hospitality and relaxation at our tropically inspired hotel in Gisenyi, Rwanda. With guest accommodations, restaurants and a spectacular swimming pool nestled among palm trees and manicured grounds and gardens, our privileged waterfront enclave provides all the amenities you would expect from a resort considered by many to be one of Rwanda’s best.

Paradise Malahide (Midrange)

Paradise Malahide is ideally situated in an area of unparalleled natural splendor. Located just seven kilometres from downtown Gisenyi, this beautiful spaceprovides the perfect escape.

Inzu Lodge (budget)

Inzu is a small Eco-lodge was just built in 2013. The safari tents are simple with wonderful panoramic views of Lake Kivu. The bathrooms are shared.