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Places to Stay in Akagera National Park

Places To Stay in Akagera national park

Akagera game Lodge – Luxury


Akagera Game Lodge lies in the North East of Rwanda within the 90 000 ha Akagera National Park. The Lodge sits conveniently on a ridge overlooking Lake Ihema amidst a mosaic of grass, bush and varied terrain of hills, deep valleys, lakes and marches.

The lodge offers premier accommodation in Single, Double, Twin, Family, Executive suite, and a luxury in cottage, each with its own patio overlooking Lake Ihema, allowing one to witness a magnificent sunrise or sunset in true African style. Decorated with a charming African flair, each room contains two beds writing desk, chair and satellite TV. All rooms have been individually interior designed along pan-African themes.

The hotel provides itself on its caring guest relations and housekeeping services and the highly trained team of local staff are responsive, courteous and efficient. Each room has been carefully laid out to maximize space and privacy with comfortable beds, freshly laundered sheets and attractive decor and lighting. The private bathrooms are well appointed.

The hotel has dining area called Shoebill Restaurant which is built with charming, cool atmosphere and serves an exquisite cuisine in the form of à la carte menu or Buffet meals for breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The Elephant Bar which is found in the adjacent areas to the shoebill Restaurant, offers visitors with a retreat area from the heat during day hours. The elephant bar offers comfortable heaven for quiet moments at night, with magnificent views of the African starlit sky.

Recognized as a superior venue, Akagera Game Lodge offers a superbly relaxed atmosphere, ideal for a successful conference, a tranquil gateway or an undisturbed encounter with nature.

The Lodge general facilities and services include the follow;

  • Accommodation facilities
  • Reception
  • Restaurant & Bar
  • Swimming pool,
  • Pool side Services
  • Conference facilities: State-of-the-art Conference facilities seating up to 100 delegates.
  • Tennis Court
  • Parking

The lodge Rates.

Room TypeRates in USD
Junior Suite170

Ruzizi Tented Lodge-Budget


The new Ruzizi Tented Lodge was opened in November 2012 and it’s situated in the riverine forest on the edge of Lake Ihema which is Akagera’s largest lake and Rwanda’s second largest lake.

This small private camp offers seven (7) en-suite tents which can accommodate a maximum of fourteen (14) visitors. Found along the forested lake edge, sheltered by swaying palms as well a large trees, the lodge’s tents are well spaced on the either sides of a thatched reception area with a lounge as well as bar and dining room. All the tents are have addressing area, en-suite bathroom with cold and hot running water, a comfortable twine or queen beds. All the lodge tents can be reached by a wooden boardwalk from the reception. The camp is entirely powered by solar, with a solar hot water system.

The lodge meals are served on time for instance Breakfast is served from 5.30am onwards in the dining room. Breakfast mainly consists of homestead bread, local fruits, condiment, and eggs. Lunch is not included in the lodge rates however a limited lunch menu is available to guest on request. For visitors who plan to spend most of the time in the park, pack lunch is organized for them. At the lodge dinner is served at 7:30pm but before this time, there is pre-dinner drinks and sacks at 7:00pm Guests are requested to join us in the lounge for pre-dinner drinks and snacks at 7pm. Dinner is a set menu, freshly prepared by our lodge chefs, and will differ daily. Examples include a braai with a selection of meats and salads, a variety of gourmet pizzas, or a selection of potjie dishes, followed by a desert of the day.

The Lodges services and facilities

  • Seven (7) en-suite tents
  • Restaurant and Bar
  • Laundry Services
  • Solar Energy
  • Paring space
  • Reception

Shakani Campsite-Budget


Shakani Campsite is located on the banks of Lake Shakani, the only lake where fishing is allowed as a tourist activity. This is a great spot if you don’t mind sharing the space with hippos and noisy plovers. Birdlife abounds at this campsite, and with the lake lapping the shores and a backdrop of tree covered hills, the scenery is magnificent.

Mutamba Campsite-Budget

Mutamba Campsite is the highest point in Akagera and is renowned for the high density of game that congregates in this region, including herds of eland and the elusive roan antelope.

Muyumbu Campsite -Budget

Muyumba Campsite is situated on a ridge with a stunning view overlooking the picturesque Lake Shakani and Lake Ihema and across to Tanzania. Only a few kilometers away from the reception at Kiyonza, Muyumba is the closest camp site to the entrance gate.

All three campsites have pit toilets and a wash room. However, there is no running water available so please come prepared with enough water for the duration of your stay. Firewood is provided and tents can be hired from reception.