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Mantis to Launch a ‘Floating Hotel’ in Rwanda This July

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 eco-zones 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.

The houseboat will voyage the length of Lake Kivu calling on Rubavu in the north of Rwanda, sailing past the island of Idjwi to pay respect to pygmy tribes there and stopping by a tea and coffee estate run by local farming cooperatives for a tour and tasting. Activities will include guided hikes, bird-watching and excursion to quaint Rwandan villages.

This intimate vessel features a local staff complement, enabling 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 efforts, the Kivu Queen has been created to add value to the environment and communities of Lake Kivu. The floating hotel is solar powered and equipped with advanced waste-management and heating systems.

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.

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