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.