10 Top-Notch Rwanda Safari Lodges to Look Out For On an Africa Safari to Rwanda- Rwanda Safari News
Rwanda has positioned itself as one of the best luxury Africa safari destinations on the African continent and in so doing the Rwandan government with through the Rwanda development board has heavily invested colossal sums of money in the various sectors of the Rwanda’s tourism to ensure that all their luxury travellers who make a Rwanda safari enjoy top-notch services in order to make them comfortable while on a safari in Rwanda.
Are you an upmarket traveller planning on making a safari Rwanda to any of Rwanda’s prime destinations which include Volcanoes National Park, Akagera National Park And Nyungwe Forest National Park?
Here are 10 best luxury safari lodges you can choose to stay in while enjoying a Rwanda safari tour. In today’s episode, I will take you through 5 of these lodges and the remaining five will come in our next episode.
10. Akagera Game Lodge
Immaculately situated at the southern end of the Akagera National Park, Akagera Game lodge is all you need to have an epic Rwanda wildlife safari experience in this tropical savanna wilderness Akagera National Park which Rwanda’s only destination for a magical Africa wildlife safari encounters.
This so because Akagera is an extension of typical savanna plains of Tanzania which are filled with a lot spectacular wild mammals such as the African big five game which include Lions, Cape Buffaloes, Leopards, African Bush Elephants And Rhinos.
All these animals can be seen on a Tanzania safari tour to various Tanzania safari destinations like Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Park and Lake Manyara National Park.
With this background in mind all the pieces of the puzzle add up as to why Akagera is also home to these very big five Africa savanna game that are found in many of Tanzania’s wildlife savanna parks.
A Rwanda safari tour journey from Kigali to the lodge is a two-hour drive through a beautiful scene of Rwandan culture, farming landscapes and rural settlement.
From the southern gate of Akagera National Park, Akagera Game Lodge is only 5km away and this gives you ample time to encounter several of the pristine dwellers of this national park such as zebras and waterbucks as they welcome you to this tropical savanna paradise.
On arrival to Akagera game lodge, you’re welcomed by the friendliest team of staff members who will effortlessly to ensure that you’re comfortably beautifully tucked you’re your splendid room.
Akagera game lodge comes to you 60 guest rooms that have been impeccably designed to give you the best views of Akagera wilderness from the comfort your bedroom.
Still, inside some of these rooms, you catch glimpses of the tranquil waters of Lake Ihema and those of its smaller companion Lake Shakani.
All these rooms come with ensuite facilities that are spotless such as the bathtabs and the standing showers. Some of these rooms have got patios that give you a viewpoint to admire the Akagera wilderness.
Other services and amenities at the lodge include a swimming pool for you to dive in in order to escape the incessant tropical heat especially as you take the magnificent views of Akagera Park on hot days.
A restaurant that is manned by a team of excellent chefs that will give you a culinary experience like never before as they prepare for you delicious foodstuff using the freshest supplies of Rwanda’s organic foodstuff.
Take a sip of life from the wide selection of cocktail drinks that are immaculately prepared by a seasoned bartender at the lodge’s bar corner.
9. Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
Beautifully perched on the shores of the beautiful Lake Kivu, Lake Kivu Serena hotel is the idyllic Rwanda safari tour resort for you to relax after your Rwanda gorilla safari experience.
Each of the guest rooms has been designed to be both soothing and invigorating with elegant Pan-African décor and a private balcony with sweeping views of the hotel’s private beach and Lake Kivu beyond.
The guest rooms also feature complimentary wireless Internet, air conditioning and flat-screen televisions with cable and satellite channels.
All the rooms come with a well thought out bathroom that is equipped with exquisite facilities such as a gleaming bathtub, both cold and hot water showers tabs and a bathrobe for.
Lake Kivu Serena Hotel cares so much about your culinary desires and it has a team of professional chefs who will stop at nothing in order to give you any dish of your liking that has been expertly crafted using an array of fresh ingredients that are have been sourced from local organic supplies.
If you want to have a drink, pass by the hotel’s bar to enjoy any of the numerous cocktail drinks that have been carefully put together by the hotel’s mixiologist to give you that pure African taste with an exotic punch. This lodge features a private beach which is magnificent for outdoor events such as beach themed parties and camp fires.
8. Ruzizi Tented Lodge.
Located in the heart of Akagera National Park, Ruzizi tented lodge is another set piece that gives you a truly feeling of luxury bush camping in this African wilderness.
If you’re a person who cherishes exclusivity, this is a very good lodging option for you to ponder about because the camp has a carrying capacity of only 20 guests maximum.
The lodge comes with 9 spacious tents that have been strategically perched in unique positions to give you impeccable views of Lake Ihema.
All tents have adjoining en-suite bathrooms that will give you the thrill of having a wild bush shower. Other amenities here include a restaurant that serves a wide selection menu that will allow you to have the best of Rwanda cuisines.
This lodge can easily be compared to Nile safari lodge that is can be visited on a safari Uganda to Murchison falls national park.
Just like Ruzizi tented camp, the Nile safari lodge is also set on the shores of river Nile and guests here can expect to have glorious views of the Murchison wilderness and all its inhabitants.
A Uganda wildlife safari to Murchison falls gives you magnificent encounters of Uganda’s finest mammals which 4 of the 5 big Africa game which include lions cape buffaloes, elephants and leopards.
Other wild mammals here include giraffes, hippos, and Jackson hartebeests plus a wide variety of antelope species.
Still just like a Rwanda safari to Akagera National Park gives chance to engage in a boat cruise over the waters of lake Ihema, a safari in Uganda to Murchison falls national Park Uganda comes with a possibility of a boat cruise to the bottom of world’s most powerful waterfalls- Murchison falls and a hike to the top of these falls is all you need in order for you to see why they are referred to as the world’ most powerful waterfalls.
Although unlike Rwanda where you only get to have a wildlife encounter in Akagera alone, a Uganda safari tour gives you an opportunity to see more of Uganda’s wildlife with Lake Mburo National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Kidepo Valley National Park. what
7. Virunga Volcanoes Lodge
Set on a stunning hillside, the magnificent Virunga Lodge boasts panoramic vistas of the Virunga Volcanoes and the beautiful lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera.
Each of ten luxurious bandas named after the Rwandan lakes features a spacious bedroom with a cosy fireplace, as well as a private terrace with sweeping views of the breathtaking surrounds.
Those in need of relaxation can revel in the comfort of the main lodge or spend some time in the Dian Fossey Map Room. Each guest will enjoy the opportunity for a relaxing complimentary massage.
Adventures include tracking gorillas and golden monkeys, hikes to the top of the volcanoes, scenic walks through the picturesque villages surrounding the lodge, or day trips to the lively towns of Kigali or Kampala.
6. Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Sabyinyo silverback lodge is owned by the local community although, it’s operated by governor’s camp collection which operates several luxury lodges in Kenya such as Little Governors Camp, Governors ‘Il Moran Camp and many others.
This lodge gives you a luxury retreat experience when you venture to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. Sabyinyo silverback lodge encompasses six cottages, two suites, one family cottage.
All these rooms have large sitting areas, fireplaces, stylish en-suite bathrooms finished with Venetian plaster a dressing room and a sheltered veranda.
All are stone buildings with Rwandese terracotta tile roofs. The lodge is situated in the foothills of the mighty Virungas, the chain of 15,000 ft volcanoes stretching through Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, affords wonderful views of the volcanoes and the surrounding countryside.
Being locates in Kinigi near the Rwanda Congo border of Grande Biere or Goma border lying only a 75km or a 2 hours drive away, this lodge can be used as a springboard for you to get into Congo for an epic Congo gorilla safari/Congo gorilla tour. Congo gorilla safaris are carried out in either Virunga National park or Kahuzi Biega National Park.
A gorilla trekking Congo safari in Virunga National Park gives the opportunity to meet any of the 8 gorilla families that have been habituated in this pristine tropical paradise and when you decide to Kahuzi Biega for your gorilla tour Congo expect to be in the company of the amazing low land gorillas.
We have come to the end of our first five top notch lodges in Rwanda, next time we meet we will look at the absolute best 5 remaining Rwanda safari lodges.
In case you are looking for someone to help you out to organize for you a Rwanda gorilla safari think Prime safaris & tours ltd or Wild gorilla safaris as these are some of the best tour operators to give you a memorable safari.
These can organize for you both short Rwanda gorilla safaris and long gorilla safaris Rwanda. After engaging in a Rwanda gorilla safari, many travellers also visit Uganda following short Uganda gorilla safaris like 3 days Bwindi gorilla tour or 4 days gorilla trekking safaris Uganda wildlife safari tour in order to have another encounter with the absolutely magical gorillas.
A gorilla trekking Uganda tour is done by visiting Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
During this gorilla safari Uganda, you are awarded with an hour to gaze and photograph these magical beings in their natural habitat as they go about their daily rounds.
This gorilla trek safari Uganda experience still offers you a chance to site several of the 350 bird species in this tropical paradise.
Take a memorable nature walk as you explore this pristine jungle during this Uganda gorilla tour, also don’t miss out on an epic Batwa cultural mash up during this out of the world gorilla safari in Uganda.
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