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Ruzizi Tented Lodge

A beautiful tented camp overlooking Lake Ihema in Eastern Rwanda

tucked away in the riverine forest

Minimalist comfort and low-impact luxury in a tranquil setting ideal for bird-watching and seeing hippos and crocodiles

Ruzizi Tented Lodge is a small, private lodge tucked away in the riverine forest on the edge of the Lake Ihema in Akagera National Park. The lodge has been designed to blend with its natural surroundings and is accessible by wooden boardwalks and powered by solar energy. The retreat was designed, built, and is fully operated by the management of the park, which means that 100% of the profits go towards the long-term sustainability of Akagera.

The nine, spacious en-suite tents are dotted along the forested lakes’ edge and sheltered by large fig trees and swaying palms. There is a mix of double rooms and twin rooms, as well as a family tent (for up to four guests), presidential suite at luxury tree-top tent which sits on stilts and features a king-sized bed, hammock and outdoor shower. All the tents have an en-suite bathroom, dressing area and small patio. The central reception area, lounge-bar and dining room are in thatched buildings overlooking the lake. There is a fire-pit on a large deck area which is ideal for sundowners.

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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