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Mantis Kivu Queen uBuranga

A Mantis Waterway Experience



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Come onboard the Mantis Kivu Queen uBuranga, a floating luxury hotel which cruises along one of Africa’s great lakes, Lake Kivu in Rwanda.

With ten modern cabins, a swimming pool, restaurant, bar, and viewing deck with a hot tub; this unique boat experience will take you on a luxury tour in the mild equatorial montane climate. Escape to the onboard wellness center as the boat lays up alongside one of the most biodiverse ecozones of the world – the Albertine rift montane forests. In addition to guided hikes and bird watching, we provide insight into the quaint Rwandan villages through a variety of interactions based on culture and cuisine.

This intimate houseboat boasts a local staff complement, enabling us to curate an exceptional experience for each guest and at the same time provide a much-needed income to the local community. In line with Mantis’ community and conservation pillars; the Kivu Queen has been created to add value to the environment and communities of Lake Kivu.

Book from $990 per person sharing for 2 nights.


Lake Kivu is a 90km-long freshwater lake that lies along Africa’s Great Rift Valley and is lined with pretty fishing villages. With crystal clear, clean waters, it is a beautiful destination with no hippos or crocodiles, also making it one of the safest lakes in Africa.


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