Just two hours drive from Kigali lies Rwanda’s largest National Park. Covering an area of 112,000 hectares the park is named for the Akagera River that flows along its eastern boundary and feeds into a labyrinth of lakes.
Rolling hills of Acacia bush, panoramic views across scattered grasslands, patches of thick forest and a mosaic of swamp-fringed lakes along the meandering Akagera watercourse all contribute to this parks unrivalled scenic beauty.
Akagera is home to the country’s big game. Large herds of buffalo, zebra and giraffe are seen on the open plains while eland, roan and topi are found on the hills. Elephant tend to stay around the lakes, which are inhabited by large numbers of hippo and crocodile.
Conservation not-for-profit, African Parks, have partnered with the Rwanda Development Board for the management of the park, a conservation success story and unique wildlife destination. For more information contact us, +250 (0) 786 182 871 or visit

In the riverine forest on the edge of Lake Ihema is a small, private, lodge offering nine spacious, en-suite tents, dotted along the forested lakes’ edge. Sheltered by large trees and swaying palms, the lodge is quiet retreat in the spectacular setting of Akagera National Park.
The tents are located along a boardwalk stretching either side of a thatched lounge and dining area. A raised deck overlooks the lake; enjoy a sundowner around a cosy campfire. Inside each tent is a comfortable queen or large twin beds and a private bathroom. For a touch of luxury, try the Tree Top Tent.
Owned and managed by the park, 100% of the profits from the lodge go back into the total management of the park supporting law enforcement, community engagement and conservation initatives. The lodge is entirely powered by solar. For bookings and more information: Phone: +250 (0) 787 11 33 00 Email: Web:

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