Rwanda Accommodation,
Eastern Rwanda

Akagera Game Lodge


Situated within the Akagera National Park, the Akagera Game Lodge is a three hour drive from the town of Kilgadi on both tarmacked and dirt roads, and has recently been refurbished to a high standard. The property is more a traditional hotel than a safari lodge but is situated in an ideal location for exploring the national park and affords good views of Lake Ihema as well as the nearby plains.

Facilities include a swimming pool, restaurant, tennis court and well-stocked bar. The large restaurant serves a variety of national and international dishes and extends out to an open deck where meals can be enjoyed al fresco. There are a range of room types including standard double and twins, suites and cottages – all designed in typical African safari style with comfortable beds and artistic furnishings. There is a small waterhole providing an extra game watching opportunity.

Akagera is a beautiful patchwork of rolling grasslands, thick forest, wetlands and acacia thickets. Large game including elephants and buffalo are commonly seen. The prehistoric-looking shoebill stork is a feature bird of the papyrus wetlands of Akagera.

Game drives operate from the lodge and boat safaris through the wetlands are a great way to see some of the park’s more elusive birdlife.


Restaurant, swimming pool, tennis court, lounge, bar, lounge, TV and Wi-Fi.

Local Wildlife

Once ravaged by poaching, the wildlife at Akagera is making a valiant comeback. Large game including elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, zebra, impala, oribi, tessebe and Nile crocodile can now be seen. Lions also occur in the park but inhabit the more inaccessible areas, and the beautiful but secretive sitatunga antelope is also occasionally seen in the wetlands. The diverse habitats of the park also make it an excellent birding site with African fish eagle, crowned crane and open-billed stork all common sightings in the wetlands. With luck the menacing looking shoebill stork can be seen stalking the papyrus wetlands.

Optional Activities

Game drives and boat safaris.

Jonathan Morris

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding our Rwanda tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

I am sorry for taking so long to let you know my thoughts on my tour of Rwanda in August. It was such an amazing experience that I had to write a journal of it while everything was still fresh in my mind. There was so much to say that it took a while and of course having to go back to work and come down to earth again! Janice Booth is an excellent tour leader and I appreciated the background information she sent me beforehand so making it even more interesting. I learned and gained so much. We were fortunate to locate the Sabinyo group [of gorillas] quite quickly and the hour with them was an exhilarating experience… Hopefully Reef and Rainforest will do another trip there again sometime. I will certainly recommend it to friends.

Mrs S M - Suffolk