19 Aug

When I opened the curtains in the morning, I was awestruck by the view of Akeza Island, Amashyuza Peninsula and the backdrop of those stunning hills I always write about. That was a sight to behold.

Last night, I mentioned that I was exhausted. After decades of living in the fast lane, I have learned to listen to my body. That explains why I sneaked out of Saga Bay when the party was just getting started, much to the dismay of my friends, who disapproved the move. A wise man once told me, "When your body says no, pay your bill and go to bed unapologetically. You owe nobody an explanation." 

I went straight to Galaxy Kivu Hotel. Upon arrival, I took a quick shower and slept like a baby. In the morning, I spent about forty minutes in my room's jacuzzi. Also known as a hot tub, this amenity's healing effect is undeniable.

Breakfast was served on the deck of an open-air restaurant whose designer drew inspiration from a ship. The sight of the lake, coupled with the sound of the shuffled waves, made me feel like a passenger aboard a cruise ship.

Galaxy Kivu Hotel is located in Nyamyumba Sector, Rubavu District. The beauty of Nyamyumba Beach is attracting investors, who in turn, are transforming the strip into a tourism hotspot.

Speaking of tourism, there is no shortage of activities in the area. Product diversification is taking shape. Although the best is yet to come, Rubavu-bound tourists are already spoiled for choice.

I didn’t have to leave the hotel to find things to do. My host offers thrilling jet-skiing, kayaking and boating experiences. After indulging in my favorite water sports, I ordered a drink from the poolside bar, kicked back and relaxed.