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Mantis Kivu Queen uBuranga

Mantis Kivu Queen is a luxury houseboat, located on Rwanda's Lake Kivu, complete with 10 well-appointed cabins, an inviting swimming pool and spacious dining area. Explore this spectacular landscape in both comfort and style.

Lake Kivu, Kigali and central Rwanda, Rwanda
Mantis Kivu Queen uBuranga
  • Soak up the sights of Lake Kibu as you lounge by the poolside

  • Wake up to spectacular views of the Albertine rift montane forests from your cabin

  • Visit local Rwandan villages with your guide; embark on hikes through the dramatic landscape; and look out for unique birdlife

  • Explore the Nyungwe forest in search of chimpanzee troops


Located on eastern Rwanda's Lake Kivu, Mantis Kivu Queen is a luxury houseboat which passes by some of the most biodiverse ecozones. The cruise starts in the north of Rwanda at Rubavu, and cruises south where enroute guests will pay respect to the ancient Idjiwi pygmy tribes; sip locally brewed teas and coffees; and explore the spectacular Nyungwe forest in search of chimpanzee troops and Angolan colobus monkey.

The intimate houseboat itself features just 10 well-appointed cabins, each complete with an ensuite bathroom, so guests can expect a friendly and attentive service on board. Elsewhere on the boat, guests can take a dip in the onboard swimming pool, and relax at the jacuzzi or spa. After building up an appetite on guided hikes, the restaurant offers guests an array of local and international dishes to indulge in; and refreshing drinks can be found at the bar.

For guests looking for total exclusivity, the boat can also be booked on a fully private basis.

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