Ruzizi Tented Camp is located in the Akagera National Park. The national park is Rwanda’s only savannah national park in the Country it is tucked in the northern part of Rwanda popular for the savannah species in the destination, it is mostly occupied by the most water bodies, it is located along the slopes of Lake Ihema, hidden in the swaying palm trees, it is designed to blend the environment within which it is placed. Visiting Ruzizi Tented Camp is one of the best ways to see wildlife and support the community as well. The natural environment is placed with an amalgamation of species.
The main lodge is along the side of lake Ihema with a reception, a calm bar, and an indoor room placed with art works and old photographs of the park, meals are served sometimes outside on a good weather day, it has perfect views of spotting hippos and watch stars in the night if you don’t get chance to see the hippos probably you will hear them, it has a fire place and lit with candles in the evenings. The tents are separate from one another each of the nine with an en-suite bathroom, a dressing area, double queen size beds, a wooden carved table, shaded verandas containing campaign chairs, a tree trunk and a hammock hosting a maximum of 20 guests, extra beds can be fitted in the tents in case of another person or child above 15 years.
Ruzizi Tented Camp was constructed to fit its natural surroundings, during the process most of the natural setup was untampered giving a feeling of natural atmosphere. Most of its decorations were hand crafted by local men, the lodge employs its staff from the local community train them for better client experiences. Many of the lodge activities are game drives these are conducted in the national park, it is conducted in morning in search of early morning risers, the morning time of the wilderness is always a busy time, as animals come out to graze and predators to hunt, expect to see a number of animal species.
Boat safaris to Lake Ihema, there is chance to see the big five of the park, lions, elephants, rhinos, leopard and the buffaloes. The re- introduction of rhinos to Akagera makes it a best destination to see the big game, impala, zebras, bush bucks are commonly seen. The mix of the rolling grass lands interspersed with broad-leafed acacia woodland has a variety of bird species like the red-faced barbet, sousas shrike, white collared olive back among other bird species.
The park is accessible all year round but best during the dry seasons of December to mid-February, June to mid-September animals, the well distributed game tracks of the national park will lead you closer to wildlife, pack proper for your Rwanda wildlife safari, bring long sleeved shirts for your clothes, trousers, insect repellants, and any other items of personal nature. The park is a close distance to Kigali approximately 2 hours drive, Flights can be arranged for 25 mins to arrive at the destination.