Rwanda's Family Friendly Lakeside Getaways

Now is the perfect time to pack up the car for a family road trip right here in Rwanda. Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway or a long, relaxing family holiday, Rwanda's beautiful lakes make the perfect choice.

Try one of these beautiful family friendly lakeside getaways that come recommended from fellow Kigali parents!

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Cormoran Lodge

Lake Kibuye
BP 08 Kibuye

With gorgeous views of Lake Kibuye, delicious French cuisine, and kayaks and boat trips available daily, there's plenty for everyone in the family to enjoy at Cormoran Lodge. They also have rooms available with 2 king sized beds- perfect for families!

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Muhazi Beach Hotel

Lake Muhazi
Rwamagana 1398
+250 788 389 978

Set on the shores of Lake Muhazi, Muhazi Beach Resort is a great spot for families to relax or play. There is a private beach area and dock and water sports are available. Children will love the large outdoor playground and you'll love soaking in the views with a refreshing lakeside drink!

LaBella Lodge


Labella Lodge, Camping and Restaurant is located on the shores of Lake Kivu. With a private beach and beautiful hillside hikes, you'll get great views of the lake, Gisenyi town, Goma and the surrounding countryside.

Enjoy a large African, Asian and European menu, have a barbecue on the beach or buy raw ingredients from the hotel and use their kitchen if you choose to make yourself a meal. In the evening, you enjoy a clear view of the active Nyiragongo Volcano across the nearby border in Congo as well as Goma's lights.

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Paradis Malahide 

B.P. 535 Rubona

A favorite for many families, it's no surprise Paradis Malahide has many returning year after year. Find delicious food, private bungalows, and a private beach for picnicking, swimming, or kayaking. Don't miss the fishermen bringing in their nets while singing as the sun breaks over the mountains in the morning! 


Rushel Kivu Lodge

Kinunu, Rutsiro

Recommended by one of our readers, Rushel Kivu Lodge is a bed and breakfast guest house located on the shores of Lake Kivu, nestled between palm trees and a sprawling coffee plantation. Both rooms and tents are available, and lunch and dinner are available on demand. Even better, there are plentiful activities to keep your family occupied. These include swimming, volleyball, canoeing, trekking, visiting the coffee washing station and local boat trips.