Karisimbi Hotel was founded in the year 2001 by Mr Alexis Vuningoma who was inspired by his vast experience of over 37 years within the hospitality industry. The lack of affordable accommodation, hotel rooms and a restaurant service at the time also turned out to be a pushing force that led Mr Vuningoma invest into this successful venture. The investment has ever since been an opportunity which has made the founder never look back.


With the Mission to offer a friendly home away from home environment that suits everyone’s budget and a vision to provide affordable and easily accessible accommodation and restaurant services – complimented by a friendly smile and superior customer care; this 3-star hotel has achieved their milestone being known as the Leading outside catering service provider in Rwanda and receiving an award for their great customer service care.


Our illustrious chateaubriand restaurant is famous for fine dining for formal and corporate diners; together with our catering team which is one of the best in the country with a capacity to serve over 2,000 delegates a day. This makes us stand out within the hospitality industry. Our extensive experience within the industry as Hotel Karisimbi is known for both local and international cuisines.

Message from The Managing Director



Managing Director

Mr Alexis Vuningoma founded Karisimbi hotel in the year 2001 after realising a gap within the hospitality industry of Rwanda. The devastating aftermath of the 1994 genocide against the Tusti resulted in a lack of affordable accommodation and expertise within the industry. With his Diploma in Hotel operations and over 37 years of experience in tourism and hospitality, he has been able to convert this gap into a venture and a successful opportunity that most entrepreneurs wish to have.

Mr Alexis believes in Hard work and values honesty to the core. No wonder his guests have always left a positive feedback on the customer service they received during their visits at Karisimbi Hotel. His positive attitude rubs off on this highly skilled and motivated workforce that have adopted his values and made it their way to work.

In his free time, he prefers spending time with his family and watching his favourite sport football. Currently he is the chairman and founder of Splendid Karisimbi Ltd and expects to spread his hotel operations to other parts of the country to fill the various gaps within the hospitality industry. His entrepreneurial attitude and successful ventures have created employment for various individuals and we believe that he will carry on and enhance his brand even further in the near future.