Ruzizi Tented Camp

“Luxury Tented Camp Overlooking Lake Ihema”
Budget level: Affordable
When to Go
All year
Property Type
Camp Permanent
Akagera National Park

Situated in the forest along the lake shore, Ruzizi Tented Camp is an ecofriendly way to experience the best Akagera has to offer, from the vast plains to the highlands and even the swamps!

Ruzizi Tented Camp is a luxury eco-lodge located on the banks of Lake Ihema. Its nine tents are set back from Ihema’s serene shores and hidden among swaying palms and fruiting fig trees. They flank a thatched reception and dining area, and wooden walkways lead to a stunning deck that hangs over the lake. It contains a central fire pit and is the perfect spot for a morning cup of coffee or post-dinner digestif.

With a 20-guest maximum, Ruzizi is an intimate retreat. Each tent boasts an en-suite bathroom with hot and cold running water, a bathtub or outdoor shower, a dressing area, and a cozy queen bed (alternatively, guests can request two twin beds, and camp beds can be added for children 15 and under). All of Ruzizi’s tents enjoy shaded verandas containing campaign chairs, a tree-trunk table, and a hammock.

The lodge was designed to blend in with its surroundings to ensure guests connect with nature. During construction, trees and vegetation were left undisturbed when possible. Some natural elements have been incorporated into the structure, and many of Ruzizi’s decorations and furniture were hand-crafted by local artisans and cooperatives.  The lodge is powered by solar energy and prides itself on being environmentally conscious.

Ruzizi was built by the park management as part of a Tourism Development Plan to increase park revenue for the long term sustainability of the park. 100% of the profits from your stay at Ruzizi Tented Lodge, or Karenge Bush Camp, as well as your park and activity fees, go towards the protection, conservation and development of the entire park.

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