The cottage is recently renovated and provides 2 lovely bedrooms and a modern bathroom with bathtub and shower cabin. A glass front sliding door gives direct access from the sitting room to a spacy veranda with a beautiful view over the lake, islands and peninsula. The kitchen building next door faces the lake and is fully equipped. Breakfast, lunch or dinner can be taken on another veranda next to the kitchen. It has the most stunning view over the lake and some of its beautiful islands.
“Having self-driven around Rwanda - and from south to north up Lake Kivu - the Kibuye area stands out as one of the loveliest. Andi's place, with its two terraces and commanding views of the lake and offshore islands, is perfectly placed. The house itself is well appointed, comfortable with neat bedrooms and good linen. The bathroom is large, modern, with a sizeable bath and shower - privately accessible from both the main bedroom and living room (for guests in the second bedroom). The Inside living room is also large and comfortable. Wifi is good. The kitchen is detached from the house, but flows easily to the second terrace (the kitchen itself has amazing views). The fridge is packed with cold beers, and fresh ground coffee and tea is ready for your arrival. Bottled water on tap. Having a car would be useful to explore the area, but the Cormoran Lodge (and other options) is a short walk if you're not up to cooking in the fully equipped kitchen. Best activity I would say is kayaking around the lake in the early morning or evening. Exploring the many small islands and meeting the fishermen out in their traditional vessels is unforgettable. I hired a kayak from the nearby Cormoran Lodge, but Andi will be quick to advise you on this and many other options in the area. So, you can stop looking - you've found your spot in Kibuye. BTW, drop a pin as to the exact location. Keep going when the dirt road becomes a track. Right at the end, the track splits into 3. Take the middle. Mama Yvette will be waiting to meet you...”
Au coeur des collines Rwandaises, cette maison d'hôtes se situe sur la route de Rusizi - Rubavu (Congo Nil Trail), à 16 kms de Karongi et du lac Kivu, au bout d'une petite route de terre et à 5 minutes en voiture ou motocyclette de la route goudronnée. La vue splendide sur le lac, la myriade d'oiseaux et de fleurs mais aussi l’accueil et la chaleur indescriptible de l'hôte vous permettra de faire une étape dans votre voyage ou randonnée en découvrant la culture et la cuisine traditionnelle.
“First, we received a personalized welcome upon our request. Émilienne took care to learn about our food preferences. The place being far from the road, she greeted us from the bus stop and planned transportation for us and our bags. We experienced the discomfort of water cuts in other types of housing in Rwanda. Emilienne keeps a good reserve to overcome this inconvenience. This is one of the illustrations of his thoughtfulness. The history of this house is an example of resilience which it shares the meaning according to the comfort of each. A few words for Vincent our guardian of the moment and Claire, an effective and discreet family support. I left with shoes all clean without it coming to me to wash them.”
La Roche is a cosy place with the best mountain view and Lake View. The house is just at the lake Kivu and 97Km from kamembe Airpoort and 165 km from Kigali International Airport. Only 4 km from Karongi Bus Station. You go for a Short walk to Kivu Beach.
“We spent few days at La Roche. The location, next to Kivu lake, is nice and quiet. You can have a little walk around which is nice. The owner arranged for us a boat trip to the lake, good point. The house is clean and there is a housekeeper always here to help you. Even though it's written in the house description, be reminded that there is no WIFI n the house. Not far from the house, there's an hotel where you can have food and connect to internet if needed.”