Akagera Game Lodge
Akagera game lodge is both mid-range and luxury accommodation situated in the southern part of Akagera national park standing on the foothills of Lake Ihema. You can be at the lodge either by road or air transport. The airport is always open to Various international flights such as Uganda, USA, Canada, Dubai, Quata etc. Kigali International airport is about 10 minutes out of Kigali city and its where Akagera journey begins. It takes approximately 2 hours(110km) drive from Kigali International Airport to Akagera national park.
Akagera game lodge is comprised of 60 en suite comfortable rooms built in modern way with both rooms and tents that are well decorated and furnished with privacy and tranquility. All rooms have en suite private facilities like flushing toilets, mosquito nets and hot running showers/ bathtubs. Rooms are well equipped with Satellite, TVs, driers and other facilities with Private balconies, sitting areas and verandas to relax in while enjoying the fantastic view of the lake and surrounding hills and swamps. Excellent and comfortable rooms with indulgent beddings. There are fire places at the lodge that provides warmth to visitors during night. Rooms are in different categories; single, double and triple rooms and rooms cost 300$ per night and above.
Akagera national park is found in the eastern part of Rwanda country close the border with Tanzania. The park is perfectly best for only big-five mammals namely; Buffaloes, Leopards, Rhinos, Elephants and lions since there large pride of lions in the park that can be spotted on a daily game drive . Rwanda has different national park (Nyungwe and Volcanoes national park with different attractions ) tourism in rwanda is the best and leading activity , Akagera is among the best and most visited park in Rwanda. The park Occupies the total area of 1,122km squared. The park is characterized by woodlands , swamps , savannah and low mountains. Akagera national park is the home of various wildlife with over 20 mammal species which include; Buffaloes, Elephants, over 15 number of Lions in the park , Zebras, Impalas, antelopes, Giraffes, Hynes , Leopards ,hippo ,Crocodiles etc and over 480 bird species which include; fish eagles, Cattle Egret, Hamerkop, Sacred and Hadada Ibis, Augur Buzzard, Long-crested Eagle, and Pied Crow, Black-headed and Viellot’s Black Weavers, Grey-backed Fiscals, Fan-tailed Widowbird and Caruther’s Cisticola. It is 50$ per person to enter the park. Akagera national park has different accommodations namely; Budget , Mid-range and luxury accommodation which are best and affordable to the guests visiting the park. There are many activities to do while in the park which include; Game drive both day and night game drive that enables visitors to spot different mammals and bird species in the park, Bird watching/Birding since the park has more bird species, Nature walks in the park, boat ride and canoeing at lake ihema that offers you a specticular view of the surrounding hills and swamp while expecting to see hippos, crocodile and bird species, Fishing at lake ihema and shakani, Helcopiter adventures in the park, Community visits in the local villages, cultural experiences, and many activities.
Akagera game lodge offers more services and facilities which include; A restaurant that serves different meals served by excellent and well trained and organized staff ; breakfast, lunch, and dinner both in and out door dinners while facing the lake ihema a well-stocked bar with both hard and soft drinks, a blue water swimming pool that cools off the hot Akagera afternoon with outdoor pool bar , you relax while enjoying the spectacular view of the lake and surrounding hills and swamps, Free parking space available, Laundry services available , wifi available at the lodge that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends, solar energy available , business centers like conference halls , wedding meetings , honeymoon package etc, Health and fitness centers available namely; Spa, gym ,saunas etc , Excellent rooms with comfortable beddings, Craft shop available at the hotel with more African style gifts like shoes, safari essentials , Recreational areas available at the hotel like swimming, hiking , fishing, tennis , volley ball etc.