AKAGERA TRANSIT LODGE – AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK
Akagera Transit Lodge is a new community built Mid -range accommodation situated 2 km to Akagera National Park in the Eastern Province of Rwanda. The lodge is set 22km from Kayonza and 31 km from Rwamagana District. One can be at the lodge from Kigali city center/Kigali international airport in about 1-2 hours’ drive or 30 minutes to fly to Akagera Aviation then few minutes to be transferred to the hotel. The lodge is convenient and business friendly to tourists, travellers and holiday makers who want to discover and explore the park with its beautiful views.
Akagera Transit Lodge contains over 13 spacious and comfortable soundproofed rooms with the view of the gardens and the beauty of the Nature reflecting traditional Rwandan building style with high level of comfort. Rooms are well decorated with Timber and furnished with en- suite facilities of flushing toilets, hot and cold showers, mosquito nets, complementary bottled water, hand wash basins, free toiletries, chairs and Tables, white duvets and pillows and many more. All rooms have large sitting areas, verandas and terraces that give fantastic view of the gardens and surrounding landscape. Rooms are equipped with comfortable queen and clean beddings. There is a fireplace pit where guests relax during evenings and share stories/experiences about the safari, it also provides warmth to the visitors staying at the lodge during the chill weather. Rooms vary in different sizes with single beds for individuals , double/ twin bed for more people and designed for family rooming options with different cost ranging from 150$ and above per person per night.
Akagera transit lodge offers different services and facilities which include;
A restaurant in the main building that serves different flavored cuisines both African inspired and international menu that meets guests’ choice served by organized, friendly and well trained staff. Meals Include; Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can have meals in the veranda/ terraces overlooking the garden, Bush dinners overlook the stars in the sky and bush breakfast /garden enjoying the morning Sunrise.
A well- stocked bar with a good selection of Drinks both hard and soft drinks (beers, wines, sodas, tea, coffee), you relax and sip the cocktail /monktail while enjoying the stunning view of the garden and surrounding landscape,
Services include; laundry and house Keeping services available, 24/7 hour electricity, coffee shop available, airport pick -ups and drop-offs offered.
WIFI internent hot spot available that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends.
Activities to do while at the lodge include; Game Viewing in the park that gives a chance to see wide range of animals like elephants, antelopes etc, nature walks, community visits to mention but a few.
Akagera national park is found in the eastern part of Rwanda country close the border with Tanzania. Though Rwanda has different national park (Nyungwe and Volcanoes national park) , Akagera is among the best and most visited park in Rwanda. The park occupies the total area of 1,122km squared. The park is characterized by woodlands, swamps, savannah and low mountains. Akagera national park is the home of various wildlife with over 20 mammal species which include; Buffaloes, Elephants, over 15 number of Lions in the park , Zebras, Impalas, antelopes, Giraffes, Hynes , Leopards ,hippo ,Crocodiles etc and over 480 bird species which include; fish eagles, Cattle Egret, Hamerkop, Sacred and Hadada Ibis, Augur Buzzard, Long-crested Eagle, and Pied Crow, Black-headed and Viellot’s Black Weavers, Grey-backed Fiscals, Fan-tailed Widowbird and Caruther’s Cisticola.
It is 50$ per person to enter the park. Akagera national park has different accommodations namely; Budget , Mid range and luxury accommodation which are best and affordable to the guests visiting the park. There are many activities to do while in the park which include; Game drive both day and night game drive that enables visitors to spot different mammals and bird species in the park, Bird watching/Birding since the park has more bird species, Nature walks in the park, boat ride and canoeing at lake Rwanyakasinga that offers you a sturning view of the surrounding hills and swamp while expecting to see hippos, crocodile and bird species, Fishing at lake shakani, Helcopiter adventures in the park, Community visits in the local villages, cultural experiences , and many activities. You can also do gorilla trekking while at the lodge.