Karenge Bush Camp, meaning "small footprint' in Kinyarwanda is a seasonal camp set up in Akagera National Park by African Parks for 3 months at a time. No cement or permanent construction materials are used in the set up of the camp and everything is removed without a trace at the end of the season. As with its sister camp Ruzizi Tented Camp, Karenge Bush Camp focusses on being wholly environmentally conscious.
To reach Akagera National Park is around a 2-3 hour drive from the capital Kigali , which is a distance of just over 100kms. Leaving the capital Kigali after breakfast will mean you can reach Akagera in time for lunch, followed by an afternoon game drive.
Karenge Bush Camp accommodates a maximum of 12 guests. Each tent is equipped with camp beds, mattresses and bedding. The tents include camp chairs, reed matt flooring and solar lights along with bucket showers, toilets and canvas basins. This is an authentic bush camp experience.
Akagera National Park is big game county so morning and evening game drives are the principal activity at Karenge Bush Camp. Expect to see herds of buffalo and elephant as well as giraffe, zebra and maybe even a leopard or spotted hyena. Thanks to the great work African Parks, sightings of lion and rhino are now also becoming more frequent.
Karenge Bush Camp is set up twice a year during the drier months of June to September and December to February. Between those times the camp is completely removed.