Ruziz tented Camp
RUZIZI TENTED CAMP
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.
The seven tents each have its own en-suite bathroom (which has hot running water), a dressing area and a queen sized, or two small double beds. Each tent also has a private patio at the front.
Akagera makes a nice stop as part of a longer trip around Rwanda. Plains game such as impala, zebra and topi are commonly seen, as are crocodile and hippo. Hyena, jackal and leopard are supposedly present although much more elusive!