Modes of Travel | May3rd, 2017

Ruzizi Tented Lodge


Akagera National Park, Rwanda

Let your dreams transport you to a luxury tent in the heart of Africa, a magical place where wildlife gather to drink nearby at a lake shore and the wondrous sights and surround sound of bellowing hippos splashing, grunting roars of crocodiles, braying zebras, chattering monkeys, and a cacophony of bird songs fill the airwaves and saturate your senses. Akagera National Park lies in eastern Rwanda, bordering Tanzania. The varied terrain is home to an abundance of  wildlife including zebras, giraffes, elephants, lions and hundreds of bird species, such as the rare shoebill stork. In the southern part of the park, vast Lake Ihema is home to hippos and crocodiles. A labyrinth of swamps and lakes that follow the meandering course of the Akagera River, known to be the most remote source of the Nile, is a breathtaking mix savannah landscape, acacia woodland and expansive grassland.


Secreted deep within the National Reserve, Ruzizi Tented  Lodge is the ultimate Rwanda safari destination. Embraced by picturesque vistas and washed by a sea of richly rolling grasslands, it stands centre-stage to one of Africa’s most dramatic wildlife arenas. Drawing its inspiration from the traditional cultural, Ruzizi Tented Lodge offers a rare blend of raw African splendour and sumptuous sophistication, views of eternity, and spectacular restaurant set amidst a large deck overlooking the lake where a kaleidoscope of animals including buffalo, hippos collect to drink, play and bathe. An evening spent next to the fire, gazing up at the stars after a day of wonder is unmatched.  Dining at Ruzizi Tented Lodge is exquisite, made from hand selected seasonal fresh produce, with an extensive array of options. With the utmost of impeccable and welcoming service, Ruzizi Tented Lodge offers magnificent luxury, and a blissful, yet exhilarating private sanctuary during your African adventure. This wild stretch of Africa is all yours.

Dreams do come true and bucket list wishes too as you magically awaken in Rwanda’s amazing Ruzizi Tented Lodge camp. Experience the reality of those sounds while nestled in the comfort and safety of your bed under crisp white sheets and duvet, the aromas of coffee and breakfast cooking. The morning mists lift from tiny Rwanda’s Lake Ihema in Akagera National Park, truly in the heart of Africa, as you emerge from your tent, one of the 9 luxury tents with ensuite bathroom featuring shower and solar powered hot and cold running water and electricity in one of the earth’s most rarefied destinations is truly extraordinary. To experience Rwanda is to experience the possibilities and potential of all of Africa, its rebirth demonstrates the changes that can be derived from devastation. Restoration and reconciliation among peoples uniting to rebuild a new country embracing the role of women in this nation building process with 60% of the Rwandan Parliament women legislators. A commitment to education, to healthcare, to families, to the environment and protection of their precious resources has transformed this small nation into a leader and a wondrous safari and travel destination.

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