Built on the banks of Lake Kivu, the Orchids Safari Club is a waterside haven that is situated near the Kahuzi-Biega National Park. Part of the Congo Democratic Republic (that was formerly Zaire), this central African hotel has views of water on one side and the animal kingdom on the other, depending which window you are gazing out of.
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Looking out of the window of Orchids' Safari Club waterside hotel offers something different, depending on the time of day. Glimpsing the animals at the watering hole of Lake Kivu will make you feel like an intruder in a local pub where the animals gather to rehydrate. Another window offers views of the tranquil lake that shimmers in the moonlight or the hazy view of the gorillas in the mist. This area offers the finest gorilla watching in Central Africa and this amazing opportunity has inspired creativity with the writing of book and movie called "Gorillas in the Mist". Squint through the mist as it settles on Lake Kivu to spot these animals go about their daily tasks close to the hotel.
This hotel caters for people staying in 22 rooms that start from US$90, but the view is free. The hotel is open all year round with a restaurant that has various menus to cater for guests who gather to eat in the dining room.
Use the Orchids Safari Club as a starting point for a safari that could include rafting on the Luhoho river, visiting a tea plantation or hiking through the dense rain forest of Kahuzi-Biega. These safaris are usually undertaken to search for lowland gorillas where visitors can pet them for one hour.