Rwanda, an East African country known best for its rolling hills, sparkling lakes, and volcanic backdrops, is also the place to go for ultimate relaxation. In addition to the many luxury accommodation options popping up across the country, leisurely spas are now taking the country by storm. Check out eight of Rwanda’s top spas, and get ready to pamper yourself.
Located inside Kigali’s Marriott Hotel, the Saray Spa has much to offer the weary traveler. Massages, scrubs, wraps, and facials are where this spa shines, with luxe products and calming music making the experience all the better. Outside of the treatment rooms, a steam room, sauna, and pool are also available.
Tucked away in Kigali’s Kibagabaga neighborhood lies a small piece of heaven—Sunset Spa. Offering some of the city’s best massages, facials, and spa packages at incredibly reasonable prices—in addition to (almost) painless waxing—much of Kigali’s spa-going community calls Sunset Spa home. The spa also houses a manicure and pedicure salon as well.
Scented candles, dim lights, and calming music make Soothing Corner’s spa packages all the better. Located on a quiet road in Kigali’s Kacyiru neighborhood, this spa offers all the necessities—manicures, pedicures, massages, and facials. With reasonable prices, walk-in availability, and a winning location, Soothing Corner shouldn’t be missed.
Amani Spa, a chain of spas located around the continent, has recently made it to Kigali. Housed in sparkling Raddison Blu and Convention Centre complex in Kimihurura, Amani takes spa going in Rwanda to the next level. In addition to the usual massage and facial offerings, exclusive Rwandan packages that include the use of volcanic stones and organic coffee bean extract are also available.
Just mere minutes from Kigali’s best restaurants in Kimihurura, Zenora Wellness Center’s well-stocked spa list has attracted customers for several years. A variety of unique massages—including Swedish, aromatherapy, and Berber—are well reviewed, as is their deluxe manicure and pedicure.
This tranquil spa is perfect for an afternoon of pampering. Offering manicures, pedicures, massages, waxing, facials, and an assortment of spa packages, make sure to try Soul Space’s detox body treatment or scented spa journey.
Maisha Spa, located in the Serena Hotel in Kigali, is a true sanctuary in an otherwise buzzing neighborhood. With gorgeous gardens, a plunge pool, natural juice bar, and an assortment of athletic classes, Maisha Spa really does it all. Make sure to indulge in one of their massages or detox treatments that utilize locally sourced fruits, flowers, and hand-picked herbs.