CLEO LAKE KIVU HOTEL – LAKE KIVU
Cleo lake Kivu hotel is a new luxury accommodation (5 STAR) found in Bwishyuru ,Kibuye ,karongi district at the edge of Lake Kivu (the sixth largest lake in Africa) in western Province of Rwanda . The hotel is situated approximately 130km from Kigali city center (since Kigali is the gateway destination to different parts of Rwanda) and few mile from the border of DRC and City of Goma. The hotel is convenient and business friendly to tourists, business travellers and holiday makers who want to explore Rwanda with its breath taking views over Lake Kivu, serene natural landscape and surrounding areas to thrill while on Rwanda Tours.
Cleo Lake Kivu Hotel is comprised of over 18 elegant and beautiful air conditioned luxury suites in 3 different Configurations; Kings Suites, apartment and Villas. The Villa Houses includes Presidential suites, 2 junior suites and standard rooms) with the view of the lake reflecting modern building style with modern comfort. Rooms are well decorated and furnished with privacy and tranquility .All rooms have en suite private facilities of flushing toilets ,mosquito nets and hot running shower , flat screen TVs, extinguishers, chairs and tables in the room, Complementary bottled water , free toiletries etc. Rooms have private balconies and sitting areas overlooking the fantastic view of the forest, lake and surrounding area. Rooms are equipped with excellent and fabulous bed with clean and washed beddings. There are bonfires in the rooms that provide warmth to visitors during cold nights. Rooms are in different categories; single, double and triple rooms and rooms cost 200$ per night and above and sometimes price goes slightly high during peak season.
Cleo Lake Kivu Hotel offers more services and facilities which include;
A dining areas that serves different delicious meals both International and local cuisine to meet guests’ choice. you can have meals in Venue of your choice either in the dining area or lake shores . They offer English breakfast on the lake shores, lunch and dinner both in and out door dinners looking on the stars in the sky and lake served by friendly and organized staff .
A wine well stocked bar with good selection of both hard and soft refreshments , you relax and sip drink of your choice while enjoying the spectacular views of the lake Kivu ,forest and surrounding area,
A swimming POOL that cools off the hot afternoon with pool side chairs to relax in as you enjoy the breezes around the hotel.
Services; Free parking space available, Laundry and house- keeping services are offerd , airport pick up and drop offs .
Internet Wi-Fi that will kip you connected and surf the web is also available in the rooms, it will also enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends.
Healthy and fitness centers that will relax your muscles and calm your mind available includes; massage services that will make your skin smooth are offered , steam bath and sauna will make you sweat out all stresses .
Activities to do while at the hotel include; boating at lake Kivu , swimming, hiking , fishing ,volley ball ,tennis nature walks in the forest and many others.
Lake Kivu is the largest of Rwanda’s freshwater lakes and 15th deepest lake in the world. The lake occupies 2,700 square km, and lies at 4,790 feet( 1,460mile ) above the sea level. The lake flows southwards in Lake Tanganyika and it lies in the albertline rift ( western branch of the east African rift) on the border of DRC and Rwanda. It is also home to the world’s tenth-largest inland island, Idjwi, while settlements on its shore include Bukavu, Kabare, Kalehe, Sake and Goma in Congo and Gisenyi, Kibuye and Cyangugu in Rwanda. You can stay in Kivu and also visit congo. its just few hours drive from Kivu to congo.
Rwanda is a small land locked country found in Central/ eastern Africa, Bordering democratic republic of Congo, Uganda in the North , Tanzania in the east and Burundi in the south. Rwanda is the 46th largest country covering a total area of 26, 798KM. Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda and is found at the centre of Rwanda. You can visit Rwanda any time but its best to be there in dry season. Tourism is the fastest growing and leading sector in Rwanda . Rwanda currently has 3 national parks namely ; Volcanoes national park, Nyungwe national park and Akagera national park. There are many different attractions in Rwanda which include; Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park as it is the most popular tourist activity done in Rwanda Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe, canopy , nature walks, Boat cruise at lake kivu , Golden Monkey tracking , Game drive in Akagera . City tour in Kigali like visiting genocide and kimironko market , Bisoke hike and cultural tour like Ibyi’wachu and many amore activites. Rwanda has 3 tribes which include; Hutu , Tutsi and Twa all unique in their ways. Gorilla Permit in Rwanda is at 1500$. The best time to Track Chimpanzees in Rwanda is in rainy season from mid February to early June and from September to December and gorillas is from Feb to March, July, August, September , October and mid December. Rwanda has different accommodation, budget , midrange and luxury that are friendly and convenient for the tourists. The hotel is affordable and convenient to visitors staying in Kivu and Kigali .