Sarah Hall, Tourism and Marketing Manager of the Akagera Management Company, writes:
The new Ruzizi Tented Lodge in Akagera National Park is now open! Tucked away in the riverine forest on the edge of Lake Ihema, Akagera’s largest lake, this small, private lodge offers 7 spacious, en-suite tents, dotted along the forested lakes’ edge and sheltered by large trees and swaying palms. The tents are raised on solid platforms and branch out from the central lounge-dining area, all accessible along wooden boardwalks. A shady deck overlooks the lake and provides a space to sit around an evening fire and listen to the sounds of the bush or watch hippos emerging for the night-time feast.
The lodge was designed and built to blend into the natural surrounds, using natural and locally sourced materials and constructed by a team of local builders and labours. The lodge is entirely powered by solar, with a solar hot water system.
Ruzizi Tented Lodge is operated by Akagera Management Company, all profit go directly back into the management of Akagera National Park.