Ruzizi tented lodge

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Ruzizi is a beautiful and sumptuous Tented Ecolodge sited along the forested shores of stunning Lake Ihema, within Akagera National Park. The facility offers accommodation in Tents set back from the Lake’s secluded shores and tucked among the swaying Palms as well as beautiful fruiting fig trees. These tents are fringed around the thatched reception as well as dining place, in addition to featuring wooden walkways that usher guests to the jaw-dropping deck overlooking the Lake.

Having operated for a decade now, Ruzizi Tented Lodge has been fundamental in creating memorable wildlife experiences. Visitors to this luxurious Tented Lodge are also marveled by the central pit, with a wonderful spot for relishing a hot cup of tea/coffee or betterstil unwinding after dinner. This environmentally-friendly Eco-Lodge was built to blend in its environment to provide guests with the intimate connection with Mother Nature. While it was being built, the surrounding vegetation and tree were surprisingly left untouched where possible. Not only that, a number of natural features were added into its structures with hand-crafted decorations as well as furniture with consideration from the local artisans as well as community cooperatives. Being environmentally friendly, the Tented Lodge is solar-powered and feature several local materials.

Tents and amenities at Ruzizi Tented Lodge

The 9 tents at Ruzizi Tented Lodge offer remarkable Lake views and are capable of accommodating up to 20 guests with maximum comfort and privacy. Each of these tents has an-suite bathroom with both warm and cold running water, free toiletries, clean towels and bath/shower, a comfortable Queen bed although there is an option of having two beds, wardrobe, a dressing area, shaded terrace with cozy campaign-style chairs as well as tree-truck table and a vast living area with comfortable sofa.

Other facilities and services offered at Ruzizi Tented Lodge

Visitors of Ruzizi Tented Lodge can have a drink at the cozy on-site bar and enjoy from local to Continental meals from the spacious and breathtaking terrace restaurant. Still on meals, they are prepared by the Lodge’s experienced Chef and served fresh on-site. The menu for lunch is usually simple, but travellers have an option of being provided packed lunch

There is also a sauna and massage center, free parking space for all guests, laundry services, daily housekeeping and sometimes packed lunches for visitors planning to undertake all-day Akagera game drives or leaving to far destinations. On child policies, this beautiful facility welcomes children of all ages, with discounts provided for children between one and twelve years.

Adventures enjoyed at Ruzizi tented Lodge

Being within Akagera National Park, The Tented Lodge is only half an hour’s drive inside the Park’s gates and for this reason, visitors are guaranteed of taking part in a wide range of adventures. Visitors should expect to take part in guided day and night game drives, boat cruises on Lake Ihema, walking safaris around the Lodge or deep in the wilderness, birding tours.

Getting to Ruzizi Tented Lodge

Ruzizi Tented Lodge is about 110 kilometers from Kigali International Airport and it takes only 2 hours’ drive to get there.

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