New Rwanda Safari Lodge Opens Its Doors

January 18, 2013

The much-hyped Ruzizi Tented Camp in Akagera National Park in Rwanda is now fully open for business – and it looks like it has been worth the wait!

Ruzizi Tented Camp, Akagera, Rwanda (photo by African Parks Network)

Located in the only savannah park in Rwanda, this intimate wilderness camp has seven spacious, en-suite tents, all nestled in the riverine forest along the edge of Lake Ihema. In the cool shade of large trees and rustling palms, the camp provides a serene retreat in between game drives and boat cruises in the park.

Ruzizi Tented Camp, Akagera, Rwanda (photo by African Parks Network)The camp has a central reception area, with space for socialising in
the bar and dining room, or relaxing on the deck. An enticing boardwalk connects the reception areas to a circular firepit deck, overlooking the lake and an excellent spot for sundowners.

Ruzizi Tented Camp, Akagera, Rwanda (photo by African Parks Network)

Ruzizi is decorated throughout with a creative interpretation of traditional Rwanda safari style. Imigongo, a traditional geometric art form, hangs on the walls, and much of the furniture has been hand-crafted by local Rwandan artisans and co-operatives. In keeping with its low-impact approach to providing comfort and luxury in the bush, the camp is entirely powered by solar.

The camp provides a wonderful contrast to the rest of the tour, which also takes in cultural activities in Kigali and gorilla trekking in the mist-wreathed mountains of the Virungas.

Posted by Anne-Marie Weeden

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