Accommodation in Akagera National Park
Accommodation in Akagera National Park :When making plans for having a safari in akagera national park accommodation takes the second thought on your list, there is always many accommodation options on market to choose from but the fundamental question is the kind of accommodation you wish to have and the services you need to be provided with while on your safari in Akagera national park. Accommodation available is offered depending on your amount of money your willing to pay, they vary in types that is luxury accommodation (high end facilities offered at a high cost), mid-range facilities (not so expensive and not to cheap) and budget facilities (offered at cheap price)
Note: so as to get the best accommodation facility of your choice, always make your booking and payments for your accommodation weeks or months before the actual date of your safari.
For an exciting and best safari in Akagera national park the following accommodation facilities are your best option to choose from as they offer tailor made services to fit your interest while on your safari.
Akagera Game Lodge
Akagera game lodge is an exquisite accommodation facility found in North-eastern region of Akagera national park, Akagera game lodge is strategically located and very accessible from Kigali city the capital city of Rwanda and it is 2-3 hours’ drive to the game lodge. While staying at Akagera game lodge you get spectacular views of Lake Ihema which is a great and beautiful attraction in the park consisting of swampy vegetation with many bird species such as the rare shoe bill and many more. Sleeping at this lodge you also enjoy specific views of park’s scenic terrain full of valleys, hills and mashes.
Akagera national game lodge is a serene facility offering amazing accommodation facilities and services, the lodge features 64 rooms. Rooms at Akagera game lodge are offered in form of single, twin, double, executive suites, family and luxury cottages, each rooms have a private patio (balcony) overlooking the magnificent lake Ihema and from this patio you get to see many animals in the park. These rooms features designs of African style and each room have en-suite bathrooms and are fully finished with a writing desk, satellite TV
Services and facilities offered at Akagera game lodge
- Self-contained rooms
- Fully stocked bar offering cold and warm alcoholic drinks, with fridge for non-alcoholic drinks
- Restaurant serving delicious continental food dishes
- Swimming pool
From the elephant bar at Akagera game lodge you get to enjoy perfect view filled with scotching sunlight rays as you sip on a cold bear, when you stay at Akagera game lodge it is very easy to access akagera national park for fascinating safari activities like game drives, bird watching, boat rides, sports fishing and many more.
Ruzizi Tented Lodge
Ruzizi tented lodge is a luxury type of accommodation, this accommodation facility is an exquisite accommodation facility presenting a touch of class. Ruzizi tented lodge is a small luxury eco-camp situated in the heart of riverine forest filled with swaying giant fig trees at the edge of the magnificent lake Ihema. Ruzizi tented lodge established in January 2014 is found within the park and your stay in this facility welcomes you into wilderness offering you a connection with nature since the lodge is surrounded with beautiful trees which were not destroyed as it was constructed.
Ruzizi tented lodge offers you perfect views of Lake Ihema and while here you get to enjoy a sight of many bird types, the lodge is adorned with hand crafted local handmade crafts which were made by the locals making the lodge have an African touch. Ruzizi tented lodge is a 20 bed tented lodge consisting of cottages which are linked together by board walks ways, the lodge consists of 9 tented rooms and each of these tented rooms consists of an en-suite bathroom, beautiful African deco pieces, dressing area comfortable beds and a private balcony from where you get to see the spectacular aspects of the park. The lodge also has an outdoor shower
Facilities and services offered at Ruzizi tented lodge
- Outdoor shower
- Large deck
- Full equipped bar with fridges offering both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
- Solar power energy
- Restaurant serving delicious
- Indoor and outdoor dinning
- Charging portals for charging your electrical gadgets
Tents have different accommodation formats that is a two guests tents with spacious queen beds, tree top tents which gives exciting views of Lake Ihema and one family tent accommodating up to four guests.
Ruzizi tented lodge is managed by Akagera national park and most fraction of the revenue earned from this lodge is invested in the conservation efforts of conserving the park’s flora and fauna.
Magashi camp is a newly constructed luxurious camping accommodation facility open in early 2019, Magashi camp is found in the far north of akagera national park overlooking Lake Rwanyakazinga. This accommodation facility offers 6 safari tent, these tents feature beautiful modern touch and stylish items including wooden tables, and modern décor, netted spacious beds and the tents are illuminated with plenty of light and very spacious. Rooms are very spacious and consist of a dressing area with luggage storage, coffee making facilities, mini-safe, complimentary mini-bar, writing desk and chair, en-suite bathroom and pedestal fans.
Safari tents at Magashi camp have a spacious deck where you to enjoy beautiful sights of the park
Facilities and services offered at Magashi camp
- A lovely swimming pool
- Lounge area
- Dining area
- Bon fire deck with views of the lake
While sleeping at Magashi camp you get to view the beautiful wilderness filled with many animals like Sitatunga antelope, black rhino, hippos, crocodiles and many more.
Karenge Bush Camp
Karenge bush camp is an amazing ecological accommodation facility, Karenge bush camp derives its name from a local Kinyarwanda word Karenge meaning foot print. This accommodation facility features 6 canvas tents accommodating a maximum of 12 guests, the camp offers a romantic intimate wilderness experience. Each tent consist of 2 camp beds, camp chairs, reed mat floors and solar lights purposely for reading. Each tent enjoys a private out door bathrooms featuring bucket showers, toilets, cancans basins with warm water.
Karenge bush camp is a seasonal camp open on a bi-annually basis, the camp is referred to as small foot because of the first aim the park was set up on that is to leave a small light foot print on the surface earth. This is seen in the process of removing the tent there is evidence that it was visited before.
Note: So as to reduce and combat the risk of animals entering the tents were constructed with a raised deck.
Services offered at Karenge bush camp include bar and lounge, breakfast
One of the best ways of interacting and enjoying the wilderness of akagera national park is camping, Akagera national park consist of three fantastic camping site and these include
Shakani Akagera campsite which is found on the shores of Lake Shakani and sleeping at this camp you get to enjoy beautiful sights of the lake, cool breeze and spot hippos.
Mutumba akagera campsite which is the highest point of the park and known for habiting a large population of animals which are spotted when you stay here.
Muyumba campsite which situated on the ridges, from this campsite you beautiful scenic views of both Lake Ihema and Lake Shakani.
When camping in akagera national park there is a provision of tents for fire if you do not come with yours, tap water is at your disposal, shared bathroom and a pit latrine.
A safari in Akagera national park will make you enjoy and know Rwanda like never before, many attractions and amazing safari activities like game drive both day and night, bird watching, nature walks are waiting for your visit.