Located in Akagera National Park and managed by African Parks , Ruzizi Tented Camp offers an authentic safari camping and small lodge experience. Since African Parks assumed the responsibility of Akagera National Park, wildlife has flourished seeing the reintroduction of 18 Eastern black rhinos as well as lions to the area.
To reach Akagera National Park is around a 2 to 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.
A maximum of 20 guests is welcomed at this intimate camp in 9 safari-style canvas tents. Set back from the lake shore amongst the palms and fig trees, each tent has an ensuite bathroom and small patio and are connected to all areas of the camp by wooden decking. A large decking area overlooks Lake Ihema, an ideal spot for morning coffee and evening sundowners. Ruzizi Tented Camp is powered entirely by solar energy and prides itself on being extremely environmentally conscious.
Take one of three daily boat trips on Lake Ihema to have the chance of seeing hippos, crocodiles and a plethora of birdlife.
Take daily morning and evening game drives in Akagera National Park to catch the chance of seeing leopard, spotted hyena, lion and rhino. Herds of elephant and buffalo also emerge from the woodland to drink from the lake. Giraffe and zebra are often seen as well as a dozen type of antelope.
Rwanda is a destination for all seasons, however, the dry season of June to October is the best time to visit with wildlife viewing in mind. It is best to avoid the rainy months of April and May.
Temperatures hardly vary throughout the seasons due to Rwanda's position just south of the Equator. Days are warm and nights are cool, especially at altitude.