The Retreat and Heaven

Accommodation Suppliers

7 Kn 29 Street
Member Number: 206396 Tel: +250 787785595

We are home to The Retreat, Fusion Restaurant, Heaven Restaurant, Heaven Boutique Hotel and Heaven Tours. All of our properties are located on a peaceful, residential road steps from Kigali City center, with delicious African and International fusion cuisine, mid-range and luxury accommodation, a full-service spa, saltwater pools, a fully equipped fitness center and outdoor yoga deck. We specialize in unique, customizable cultural tours in Kigali from art, fashion and culinary tours to nature walks and hands-on workshops that highlight the best of Rwandan culture and hospitality.  

Where we operate

  • Rwanda

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Retail
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Weddings
  • Art tours
  • Cultural activities
  • Trekking
  • Honeymoon safaris


22 March 2021

Luxury Pool Villas Open at The Retreat in Kigali

Our 8 brand new luxury pool villas at The Retreat in Kigali - the ultimate accommodations in the city - are finally open! Each villa features its own private, salt water, heated swimming pool, indoor and outdoor solar heated rain showers, bath tubs, organic amenities, custom handmade furniture, 120 square meter suites with comfortable living areas, 65 inch TVs with Netflix, organic mattresses, elegant Rwandan decor, and the most private and exclusive accommodation in Kigali.

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28 January 2019

The Retreat Kigali Launches New Cultural Experiences

n its effort to further brand Rwanda as a destination and increase tourism to Kigali, The Retreat has launched several new curated tours to promote off-the-beaten track cultural experiences in and around Kigali.   Kigali and Rwanda are about far more than the gorillas, and these new experiences prove it.  Our most popular experience is our culinary tour which includes insights into Rwandan culture (go behind the closed curtains of a traditional Rwandan milk bar!), a market shopping expedition, and private cooking class at our top-rated restaurant, Fusion.

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10 October 2018

Fusion Restaurant at The Retreat

For ten years, the founders of Kigali's top restaurant, Heaven, have dreamed of opening a fine dining restaurant which merges culinary traditions from around the world with Rwandan ingredients. Fusion - the new restaurant at The Retreat - takes culinary traditions from Italy, Mauritius, Morocco and elsewhere and blends them into a single harmonious offer. Perched beside The Retreat's glorious saltwater pool, rock gardens and native plantings, Fusion is the most elegant spot in Kigali to explore new flavours and experience first-class hospitality.

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08 October 2018

The Retreat by Heaven

A decade ago, Alissa and Josh Ruxin pioneered the foodie-boutique hotel experience in Kigali with Heaven Restaurant and Boutique Hotel.  With Rwanda’s incoming tide of luxury gorilla accommodations, they wanted to give high-end travelers more reasons to spend time in the clean and safe city they call home.

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