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Are you looking for a place where you, your family and friends can spend holidays? At The Hakuna Matata Lodge we aim to provide you with a good night’s sleep, at the price you can afford and with the creature comforts you would expect. We offer 10 contemporary private rooms including 11 with Kivu Lake view, one apartment with 3 double bed rooms. With an emphasis on value for money, all our bedrooms are clean and spacious, making it the ideal place for transient business travelers or guests. Our nature and lake view gives you comfortable night sleep.

Wedding Garden

We have a favorite for private Garden for weddings and Special Events. Your wedding day is surrounded by lovely flower gardens, shade trees and Lake Kivu View. We also have private and quiet meeting room, with original Regency features and Kivu View. Our garden has additional extra options equipments such as projector, Free WiFi and have arrangements made for refreshments(Coffee Break, lunch and Dinner). The space is flexible with the option of either a large number of people. The price for our garden is from $1000 seating up to 350) both ideal if you’re looking for creating your wedding memorable.

Restaurant & Bar

Gisenyi’s residents and visitors have been flocking to Hakuna Matata, taking advantage of our delicious lunch & dinner options and variety of tasty snacks as well as enjoyable breakfast. We offer food of both hot and cold dishes, from salads and fruits to burgers; all incredibly flavorsome and consistently fresh. Those who have a craving for African food will particularly appreciate the comprehensive buffet of African dishes, soups, salads and breads. Once you have made a choice from the extensive menu, enjoy the food in the front of the restaurant whilst gazing out at Gisenyi’s street life.

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Hakuna Matata Hotel Accommodation Tariff

Room Types Normal Price Half Board Full Board

$100 $120 $140
DULUXE TUIN ROOM $80 $120 $160
Triple room(3 Single Beds) $130 $190 $250
Wedding Garden $1000 - -

Our Normal Tariff includes accommodation and breakfast, Half board includes accommodation, break fast and lunch, Full board includes accommodation, break fast, lunch and dinner.


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“The location is wonderful- beautiful views over the Congo mountains at edge of the lake. Chairs by the lake side are relaxing. Bedroom decor was nice and all was very clean. ”
“Friendly and trustworthy service. The guys at front of office are very friendly and always willing to assist with such positivity. Great value for money and the lodge itself is absolutely beautiful.”
“This place was everything and more. Samson is such an amazing guy and was overly kind during my stay. I honestly couldn't have made a better choice. ”