The Retreat by Heaven
The Retreat by Heaven is a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Kigali with 11 rooms offering a haven in the city. The latest addition to the Heaven group, which includes the famed Kigali restaurant, The Retreat is seen as the place to stay in Kigali.
Intimate eco- friendly boutique hotel with only eleven rooms
Stretch out those muscles after a gorilla trek or long haul flight in a yoga class
Enjoy delicious locally sourced food in the popular on site restaurant
Refresh in the pool, or indulge in a selection of spa and massage treatments
The Retreat by Heaven is Kigali's first entirely eco friendly solar powered resort with an emphasis on locally crafted furnishings and bold colour schemes which reflect Rwanda's vibrant culture.
This luxury boutique hotel situated in a leafy suburb of Kigali offers eleven air conditioned rooms of two different types; Superior King Suites and Deluxe King Rooms. All room types have a private patio, indoor rain showers, and offer the option of interconnecting rooms. Superior King Suites are the more spacious of the two and offer an additional front terrace and an outside shower.
The Retreat hosts the popular Fusion Restaurant where you can enjoy locally sourced international and Rwandan flavours. The intimate resort also boasts a large outside swimming pool, a gym and a wellness centre offering spa services and yoga classes. The perfect "retreat" to unwind before or after your gorilla trekking adventure.
When to visit
Make sure you save your shopping for beautiful local artefacts at the boutique at The Retreat Hotel which supports the local communities and all monies go to benefit them.
Our Top Tours Featuring This Hotel
This grand tour of Africa takes you to some of the most game rich regions in the south where you can enjoy a range of safari activities, from game drives to walking and boat safaris before you head east to the lush rainforests of Rwanda to find the mountain gorilla.
Ultimate Rwanda and Tanzania
Combine the wildlife thrills of tracking gorillas in Rwanda and watching big game in the Serengeti with the sandy beaches of vibrant Zanzibar. An ideal honeymoon or special celebration trip for true wildlife enthusiasts.
Highlights of Rwanda
Only in Rwanda can you combine an African safari and experience incredible encounters with two of the world’s great ape species, mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. After a pit stop in the culturally rich Kigali we will take you on an exceptional safari game drive in Akagera before staying in the misty valleys of Volcanoes National Park and watch a gorilla family play amongst the lush green fern, finishing in the lesser known Nyungwe Forest in search of the resident chimpanzee community.
Highlights of Rwanda and South Africa
Lose yourself in the very best of magical Rwanda and South Africa’s beautiful Cape Town. Go in search of the mountain gorillas of Rwanda in the well-known Volcanoes National Park and explore the lesser known Nyungwe Forest in search of the resident chimpanzee community before flying onto the buzz of vibrant Cape Town. Here you can indulge in delicious gastronomy, visit the vibrant winelands, climb to the peak of the impressive Table Mountain or visit the resident penguins at boulders beach.
Top Things to Do Nearby
Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre
Visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial Museum should be on everybody's must-do list when in the area. The memorial is a haunting but stark journey through one of the most savage genocides in history, that took place in this tiny, landlocked country.