MANTIS KIVU MARINA BAY HOTEL – WESTERN PROVINCE OF RWANDA
Mantis Kivu Marina Bay is a newly mid range accommodation(3.5 star) found in ntemabiti village kamembe sector , Ruzizi district of the western of Rwanda . The Hotel is in the close proximity to Lake Kivu and Nyungwe national park in the western region of Rwanda. The land of the hotel touches the shores of Lake Kivu. You can stay at the hotel and visit different areas in Rwanda including Volcanoes national park the home of endangered mountain gorillas for gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee tracking in Nyunge national park since its close, conopy walk and many more activities. The hotel is situated 1km from Kamembe Airport in Cyangugu Rwanda. It takes approximately 20 minutes flight from Kigali International airport to kamembe international airport and 5 hours’ drive from Kigali city to the hotel. The lodge is convenient and business friendly to tourists, horiday makers with the magnificent views of Lake Kivu.
Mantis Kivu Marina Bay Hotel is comprised of over 79 elegant and beautiful rooms that are categorized in different ways ie, deluxe , executive, standards , presidential suite and family rooms with the view of the lake reflecting modern building style . Rooms are well decorated and furnished to high standards with privacy and tranquility. Rooms are well equipped with en suite private facilities of flushing toilets ,mosquito nets and hot running shower , extinguishers, complementary bottled water, slippers in the rooms , chairs and table to mention but few. Rooms have sitting areas, verandas and terraces with the fantastic view of the Lake Kivu and surrounded areas. Rooms are equipped with excellent and fabulous king and queen sized beds with clean and washed beddings. There are bonfires in the sitting areas with comfortable chairs where guests relax that provide warmth to visitors during cold nights. Rooms cost 200$ per night and above and sometimes the rate goes slightly high during peak season.
Mantis Kivu marina bay hotel offers more services and facilities which include; A La vue restaurant with sophisticated dining areas designed with warm and contemporary feel that serves different delicious meals both International and local cuisine to meet guests’ choice ( they get some food like fish from the lake ) ; Buffet breakfast on the lake shores ,lunch and dinner both in and out door dinners served by friendly , trained and organized staff .
A well -stocked bar with good selection of both hard and soft refreshments, you relax while enjoying the sun set and the stunning view of the lake Kivu and surrounding area, Airport pick -up and drop-off offered.
A blue water swimming pool and children’s pool that cools off the hot afternoon where guests relax and wind as they enjoy the breezes of the surrounding areas and views of the lake , Ample parking space available, Laundry and ironing services available .
Wi-Fi that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends, massage services are offered and steam bath , Business centers with conference with the capacity of over 80 guests , wedding & meetings place for corporate functions and honey moon package , Massage services and beauty spa offered.
Curio gift shop with more African style gifts like shoes, Rwanda safari essentials ,clothes guides books also available , Canoeing to bugarura island , Boat trip to nearby areas like Gisenyi and kibuye , Recreational areas available at the hotel like boating , swimming, hiking , fishing ,volley ball ,tennis 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 .