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INZU Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
“Rwanda insiders's tip!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

I was travelling with a friend and we stayed at Inzu Lodge for a night on the 23.1.2013. Fantastic view on Lake Kivu, very clean and cosy lodge, great food and probably the friendliest staff in Rwanda! A must to stay while around Rubavu (Gisenyi)!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

My partner and I stayed at Inzu Lodge for four nights in the middle of November and had an absolutely fantastic time. The view across Lake Kivu is probably the best of all the places in that area of the lake. To sit at the top of the hill outside our tent in the evening listening to the fisherman singing as they went out onto the lake for a nights fishing was a real pleasure. The tents themselves are really great and extremely comfortable. The bathroom facilities are of a very high standard and spotlessly clean. The bar/restaurant was very relaxing and the food amazing!

However, the standout feature of this place was the extraordinary service and great staff. Very attentive, friendly, polite and genuinely interested in delivering quality service, the staff at Inzu Lodge were the best I have encountered in over a year of living in East Africa. Also, there is a really great gift shop in the reception building stocking fantastic products made by innovative locals. I nearly bought the shop out of amazing ties made of wonderful kitenge fabric, you won't find those back home!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

I was at Inzu lodge with my husband for 3 nights last September. Beeing from Canada I'm a little fussy about comfort and cleanless but we were pleasently surprised with the overall experience. Our host the lovely Marie-Noelle (a french-canadian herself) and her staff were very welcoming. We slept in the safari tents which was a really great experience and a nice change from your normal stay in rwandan hotels. The safari tents are very comfortable and located on the top of a hill. So the view you get of the Kivu lake is nothing but breathtaking!!!! We also ate at their restaurant which has a large choice of rwandan dishes and I specially loved there avocado-appel and cheese salad... A truly wonderful place to stay if you are in Gisenyi!!!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about INZU Lodge

Property: INZU Lodge
Address: Nyamyumba | Rubona, Gisenyi 136, Rwanda
Location: Rwanda > Western Province > Gisenyi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Gisenyi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
INZU Lodge mission is to provide ecological accommodations and a unique tourism experience while respecting Rwanda's traditions and which will also benefit the local community. ... more   less 
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