Ruzizi Tented Camp | Akagera National Park
Ruzizi Tented Camp is a luxury accommodation found in Kayonza, Rwanda in Akagera national park on the banks of Lake Ihema. It is the best luxury lodge among the lodges in the park. You can be at the lodge either by road or air transport. Kigali International 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 and 30 minutes(110km) drive from Kigali International Airport to Akagera national park.
Akagera national park is found in the eastern part of Rwanda country close to the border with Tanzania. Though Rwanda has a different national park (Nyungwe and Volcanoes national park), Akagera is among the best and most visited park in Rwanda. The park occupies a 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 Caruthers 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 stunning view of the surrounding hills and swamp while expecting to see hippos, crocodile and bird species, Fishing at lake shakani, Helicopter adventures in the park, Community visits in the local villages, cultural experiences, and many activities.
Ruzizi tented camp is comprised of nine en suite comfortable tents built in African style with grass thatched roof. Tents are well decorated and furnished with privacy and tranquility. All tents 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 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
Ruzizi tented camp offers more services and facilities which include; A restaurant that serves different meals served by excellent and well trained 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 for swimming , you relax while enjoying the stunning view 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 , honey moon package 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 , trekking , fishing ,volley ball ,tennis and many others