A Stay at the Karenge Bush Camp in Rwanda

The Karenge Bush Camp in Rwanda, a secluded and quiet Paradise with sounds of nature in the spectacular Akagera National Park wilderness. A stay at the Karenge Bush Camp in Rwanda combines classic privacy, and laid-back exquisiteness with a touch of the African wilderness experience. Karenge literally means “small footprint?” in the local Kinyarwanda dialect and describes the name of the place where this outstanding Tented Camp is found.


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Leaving a small footprint represents this midrange Bush Camp’s commitment towards its surrounding, where it aims at leaving nothing more than a light ecological impact (or footprint). The operations of Karenge Bush Camp are one of the things that make it stand out and worth visiting during Rwanda safaris, especially when exploring Akagera National Park. It will interest you to know that the classic Karenge Bush Camp is only open for nine and a half months in a year and closes in the months of April, November, and mid-December, which are traditional wet months to allow rejuvenation/regrowth of vegetation.

When it was launched in 2016, it was opened between June and August as well as December through February 2017.

Karenge Bush Camp is marked by 6 elegant Canvas Tents that are capable of accommodating up to 12 guests hence making it your ultimate place for enjoying a typical African wilderness experience. Each of the luxurious Tents stands privately and features two comfortable Camp beds with cozy mattresses, traditional reed mat floors, cozy Camp chairs, towels, toiletries, solar lights, and the most interestingly sweet melodies of the wilderness all night long. The bathrooms are outdoor with warm/cold showers provided daily, eco-toilets, bucket shows as well as canvas basins. The Camp was constructed with traditional and eco-friendly materials that are easy to remove after decomposing at the end of the season.

Visitors who stay at Karenge Bush Camp are treated to beautiful views of Lake Ihema as well as the vast savanna plains dotted with lots of animals. Interestingly, the Tents are raised off the ground to reduce animal disruption hence increasing guest safety. If you are planning a weekend date or romantic getaway in the wilderness, then try out Karenge Bush Camp for this World experience. For the rates at this outstanding Tented Camp, International visitors in Rwanda on a short stay pay $195 per person per night for the double or Twin tent as well as $265 per person per night for the single tent while children aged 6-12 years are charged $95 per person per night sharing on a mattress.

The resident visitors (including the ones on work or resident permits) are charged $150 per person in a double or twin tent, $210 per person per night in the single tent, and children between 6 and 12 years sharing on a mattress pay $75 per person per night. These rates also apply to Rwandan Citizens.

Besides Karenge Bush Camp, Akagera National Park is also home to other outstanding accommodation facilities that include the luxurious Magashi Camp and Ruzizi Tented Camp, Akagera Game Lodge, Akagera Rhino Lodge, Akagera Transit Lodge and the three secluded Campsites for budget travelers.

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