This small private luxury tented camp ( Ruzizi Tented Lodge) has 7 en-suite tents patched on the forest shores of Lake Ihema each well protected by large palms and trees. These tents were placed on either side of the grass-thatched main structure that houses the reception area, the lounge, dining area and bar. There are walk-ways with wooden boards that connect each of the tents to the reception area. Powered using solar energy the camp has electricity and hot running water.
About The Lodge
Ruzizi Tented Lodge construction was started in January 2012 and completed for opening in November 2012. This tented lodge is the first of its kind in Rwanda, although a well proven concept elsewhere in Africa. Built on the shores on the forested shores Lake Ihema Ruzizi tented lodge is one of its kind in Rwanda, although the concept is proven elsewhere in Africa.
With only 7 tents, a maximum of 14 guests, the camp is a quiet an intimate retreat. Each tent has its own en-suite bathroom with hot and cold running water, a dressing area and either comfortable queen or ¾ twin beds, with a private patio at the front. A thatched central lounge/dining area is accessible by boardwalks from each tent. And a large deck under a shaded fig tree overlooks Lake Ihema, with a fireplace for cooler evenings.
Entirely powered by solar, the lodge prides itself on being environmentally aware.
Meals offered at Ruzizi tented Lodge
Breakfast at Ruzizi Tented lodge is served starting from 5.30 in the morning on-wards within the dining room. The staff at the lodge will ask you the previous night the time you wish to have your breakfast. It comprises of coffee, tea, local fruits, fresh juice, home-baked bread, and eggs prepared on order
Ruzizi Tented lodge offers a simple lunch menu on a daily basis. Also packed lunch can be organized at the Lodge , however a request has to be put in a night before.
Normally from 6-7pm, most guests gather in the lounge to enjoy some pre-dinner snacks and some drinks. At 7.30pm they serve dinner. Dinner is normally a set menu, which differs on a daily basis that is prepared by the lodge chef. Some common Examples include a variety of potpie dishes, braai with a different meats plus salads, different tasty pizzas, and lastly followed by the desert prepared for the day. In case of any food allergies, please inform the staff on your arrival to enable them prepare for you adequately.
Ruzizi Tented Lodge of Akagera National Park welcomes Children. However, the children should always be escorted by adults throughout their stay. Basing on the design and location of this lodge, we recommend that you never leave your children unattended to.
This Ruzizi Tented Lodge policy applies to all age groups of children (0 – 12) years old for those 13 years and above is considered an adult and are charged adult rates.
Children below 5 are accommodated at no Extra costs. The lodge does not have baby cots as a result infants share with adults at no extra costs. Meals fees apply for children under 5. Whereas children rates apply for those between the age of 6 and 12.
Pupils above the age of 13 are accommodated at adult rate; costs on drinks and food apply, and the children are accommodated in their own private tent
Power and Water
Ruzizi tented lodge entirely runs on a solar system. The lodge’s lights, fridges plus kitchen equipment, as well as water heating provisions are all powered by solar. Also when charging your electrical gadgets, they are plugged into solar power. Their system was tailor designed to run independently for 3 days of full occupancy without recharge. Much as you enjoy your stay at this lodge and even charge your electrical gadgets, it is especially relevant that you take heed to the way you use the power by not leaving on the lights you are not using or even leaving any fully charged gadgets plugged in the power points.
Water is heated by the solar hot-water system and each guest is allocated 40 liters of hot water each day . This is assumed to be enough and also as a way of conserving water hence recommended for guests not to be extravagant when using water. Pumped from a borehole using solar energy, water used at Ruzizi Tented Lodge has been tasted ad thus safe for consumption. Despite how safe this water is, it is advisable to drink only bottled water that is provided in the rooms.
In order to conserve water and energy, it’s the lodge’s policy to change bed linen every two days and fresh towels are always provided on request by the guest. The lodge offers laundry services of a daily basis, and most noteworthy, laundry require a minimum of 24 hrs to be completed. Therefore it is advisable to order your laundry 24hrs before.
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