I could have stayed here for a month, reading, writing, and swimming! But I only had two nights at this idyllic hotel in this idyllic spot with its sparkling-clean restaurant, which served one of the best meals (local fish) of my three-week stay in Rwanda. For less than $20 a night, I had a corner room perched on a promontory on Lake Kivu, with different views of the lake, with its scattered islands. I had the privilege of making friends with a local history- and nature-buff whose English is very good, Fidele; Fidele showed me places of interest and answered my many questions with information but even more importantly, with insight. So ask around for him! Meanwhile, the staff at was so nice that one of them, Pierre, on his day off came back check on a guest who'd had recent medical problems (which were capably handled at the local hospital in the middle of the night). My biggest regret is not having time to swim in the gorgeous lake, which is distinguished by having zero cases of Bilharzia (Schistosomiasis) (worms) in over a year,
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