Karenge Bush Camp Tent Landscape
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Karenge Bush Camp

A ‘small footprint’ tented bush camp in the national park

A pop-up camp with very low-impact

A truly intimate authentic safari camping experience where you can have a behind-the-scenes tour of the park headquarters

Karenge Bush Camp is a seasonal camp set up twice annually for three consecutive months at a time. Meaning ‘small footprint’ in the local language Kinyarwanda, Karenge really does live up to its name - when dismantled, this small bush camp leaves behind very little evidence that it ever existed.

Six tents accommodate a maximum of 12 guests and include camp beds with mattresses and bedding, reed mat floors and solar-powered lights. Each tent has a rustic, open-air bathroom which consists of a bucket shower with hot water delivered daily, an eco-dropdown toilet, and a canvas basin. Meals are served in the dining tent each day.

The activities at the lodge include a Lake Ihema boat trip (ideal for bird-watching and seeing hippos and crocodiles), fishing on Lake Shakani, a behind-the-scenes tour of the park headquarters, day and night game drives, guided walks and community cultural experiences.

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