Where To Stay In Rwanda – The Best Hotels In Rwanda

Rwanda is fast becoming a popular destination for travellers. Whether you’re heading to the jungle to go gorilla trekking or relaxing in the capital, Kigali, you may be wondering where to stay in Rwanda. 

This post covers where to stay and the best hotels in Rwanda. It is broken down into different geographical areas.

Contents: Where To Stay In Rwanda

Where To Stay In Kigali, Rwanda

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Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda and the place where most people start and finish their Rwandan adventure.

The city is located in the centre of the country and extends across a region of rolling hills and valleys. There are many top attractions located in Kigali from Kimironko Market to the Kigali Genocide Memorial. You can even climb Mount Kigali for epic views of the city below.

Best Hotels in Kigali

Most of Rwanda’s top hotels are located in Kigali.

Kigali Marriott Hotel

Located near the iconic Kigali Convention Centre, this luxury, modern hotel offers premium amenities and facilities. It offers beautiful suites containing floor-to-ceiling windows and spacious rooms. It’s the perfect location to explore downtown Kigali. 

Price Range: £148 – £207 per night

Star Rating: 5* Hotel

Hôtel des Mille Collines

The most famous hotel in Rwanda, due to its inspiration for a movie and life-changing story. This hotel sheltered 2,000 people during the Rwandan Genocide, saving their lives. Today the hotel offers stunning views of the rolling hills of Kigali, authentic food and European decor. 

Price Range: £85 – £116 per night

Star Rating: 4* Hotel

The Retreat

This luxury boutique hotel is also Kigali’s first entirely eco-friendly, solar-powered resort! The custom-built rooms contain locally crafted sustainable furniture and you can also access private fitness classes or attend the spa for a massage!

Price Range: £330 – £455 per night

Star Rating: 5* Hotel

Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre

A stylish hotel situated by the Kigali Convention Centre. This hotel is the perfect location, halfway between the city centre and the airport. It’s close by to many embassies, parliament and the Supreme Court so perfect for anyone on a business trip. 

Price Range: £153 – £197 per night

Star Rating: 4* Hotel

The Court Boutique Hotel

This boutique hotel situated in Kigali has a range of comfortable rooms as well as an on-site restaurant. It is in a central location, has welcoming staff and clean, modern rooms.

Price Range: £83 – £106 per night

Star Rating: 3* Hotel

Onomo Hotel

Onomo Hotel offers fantastic views of the Kiyovu Valley. If you’re on a business trip, then why not make use of one of their meeting rooms? They have plenty of space to relax, including an outdoor pool and terrace.

Another plus is that this hotel works with the local African community by using local resources, driving economic growth in the area.

Price Range: £76 – £99 per night

Star Rating: 3* Hotel

Where To Stay Near Volcanoes National Park

If you’re visiting Rwanda for their world-renowned gorilla trekking then the Volcanoes National Park in northern Rwanda is the best place for that. You also get the opportunity to hike up a dormant volcano!

Best Hotels Near Volcanoes National Park

Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel

Located close to the Volcanoes National Park, this hotel is a fantastic base for anyone wanting to head out on an adventure. With exciting activities just footsteps away, including gorilla trekking, you can take advantage of all that Rwanda has to offer. 

Price Range: £435 – £444

Star Rating: 3* Hotel

One&Only Gorilla’s Nest

The Gorilla’s Nest gives guests the unique and truly once-in-a-lifetime experience of full immersion and personal encounters with the rare mountain gorillas that live there. The hotel is located within a gorilla sanctuary allowing guests to meet these gorillas in their own habitat. 

Price Range: £2600 – £3077 per night

Star Rating: 3* Hotel

Where To Stay Near Akagera National Park

Akagera National Park is a must-see if you’re visiting Rwanda. Here you can head out on an authentic safari and see a range of different animals from hippos, crocodiles, elephants, giraffes and maybe even a lion! 

There are so many amazing hotels close to Akagera National Park. Why not try a lodge where you can stay out in nature itself?

Best Hotels Near Akagera National Park

Ruzizi Tented Lodge

Ruzizi is a luxury eco-lodge camp located on the banks of Lake Ihema where guests can truly connect with nature. The lodges themselves are nestled between palm trees and fig trees with wooden walkways that lead up to the lake. With only 9 lodges, you can expect an intimate and exclusive experience.

Price Range: £353 per night

Star Rating: 3* Hotel

Akagera Game Lodge

Located within Akagera National Park itself, this luxury hotel offers a truly exceptional wildlife experience. You can expect to see rare species of animals during your stay here. The hotel itself stands on a hill meaning you get breathtaking views of the savannah and lake below.

Price Range: £97 per night

Star Rating: 3* Hotel

Akagera Rhino Lodge

Located on the edge of the Akagera National Park, you can expect jaw-dropping views of the National Park during your stay here. This is a great place to relax and be at one with nature. You will have the chance to stay in authentic, comfortable rooms without breaking the budget.

Price Range: £38 per night

Where To Stay Near Nyungwe Forest National Park

Another popular stop on any Rwanda trip is Nyungwe Forest. Here you can track chimpanzees and get lost in nature. This beautiful National Park is a picturesque stop and well-worth a visit.

Best Hotels Near Nyungwe Forest National Park

One&Only Nyungwe House

This luxury hotel is located right in the heart of the jungle itself. You can expect secluded, luxury suites surrounded by rainforest, nature and wildlife. This one-of-a-kind experience is definitely worth a visit if you don’t mind the price tag. 

Price Range:  £1686 per night

Star Rating: 5* Hotel


Thanks for reading this post on where to stay in Rwanda which gives an overview of the best hotels in Rwanda. I hope it was helpful and you found your dream hotel for your trip to Rwanda.

Not sure what to do in Rwanda? Check out my ultimate Rwanda bucket list which gives 30 ideas of must-do activities and sites in Rwanda.

Happy Travels!

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