INZU LODGE – GISENYI RWANDA
Inzu lodge is a budget tented camp situated in Rubavu ,Nyamuymba on the shores of lake Kivu (One of the Africa’s great lake ) in Gisenyi Rwanda Region Close to Bralirwa. The lodge is situated 100 meters from Rwandan adventures. The Hotel is convenient and affordable with ecological accommodation and unique tourism experience for tourists, holidaymakers that want to explore and discover the beautiful views of Lake Kivu and colorful flowers in the gardens. Its just 100KM ( 59 miles) from Kigali to Gisenyi (20 minutes flight from Kigali international airport) and few minutes from the border with the Democratic republic of Congo and city of Goma.
Inzu lodge is comprised of over 8 spacious and comfortable safari tents with the view of the lake Kivu and colorful garden with flowers reflecting African Traditional building style with natural materials of local woods and grass thatched roofs. The lodge offers singles, double and twin rooming options with different cost ranging from 150 $ per night and above. There are also Campsites with tents for Hire at 10$ especially for camping lovers .Rooms have facilities of high standards with en suite flushing toilets, separate showers ,mosquito nets, complementary bottled water, slippers in the rooms , chairs and table to mention but few. Rooms have sitting areas, Private wooden balconies and terraces with the fantastic view of the Lake Kivu, colorful flowers. Rooms are equipped with excellent and fabulous beds with clean and washed beddings. There are fireplaces that provide warmth to visitors during cold nights and it’s where guests relax and share stories about the safaris.
Inzu lodge offers more services and facilities which include; A dining areas facing the lake that serves different delicious meals both International and local Rwandan cuisine to meet guests’ choice ( they get some food from the source like salads fruits from garden and fish from the lake ) ; Buffet breakfast on the lake shores ,lunch and dinner both in and out door dinners while facing the lake and private beach served by friendly and organized staff .
A well -stocked bar with good selection of both hard and soft refreshments , you relax while enjoying the sun set and the stunning view of the lake Kivu and surrounding area, swimming at lake Kivu , Free parking space available, Laundry services available, Wi-Fi that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends, massage services are offered and steam bath , camping available Craft shop available at the hotel with more African style gifts like shoes, safari essentials, Canoeing to bugarura island , Boat trip to nearby areas like Gisenyi and kibuye , Recreational areas available at the hotel like boating, swimming, hiking, fishing ,volley ball ,tennis and many others.
Lake Kivu is the largest of Rwanda’s freshwater lakes and 15th deepest lake in the world. The lake occupies 2,700 square km, and lies at 4,790 feet (1,460mile) above the sea level. The lake flows southwards in Lake Tanganyika and it lies in the Albertine rift (western branch of the east African rift) on the border of DRC and Rwanda. It is also home to the world’s tenth-largest inland island, Idjwi, while settlements on its shore include Bukavu, Kabare, Kalehe, Sake and Goma in Congo and Gisenyi, Kibuye and Cyangugu in Rwanda. You can stay in Kivu and also visit Congo. its just few hours drive from Kivu to Congo. Rwanda is a small land locked country found in Central/ eastern Africa, Bordering democratic republic of Congo, Uganda in the North , Tanzania in the east and Burundi in the south. Rwanda is the 46th largest country covering a total area of 26, 798KM. Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda and is found at the Centre of Rwanda. You can visit Rwanda any time but its best to be there in dry season. Tourism is the fastest growing and leading sector in Rwanda . Rwanda currently has 3 national parks namely ; Volcanoes national park, Nyungwe national park and Akagera national park. There are many different attractions in Rwanda which include; Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park as it is the most popular tourist activity done in Rwanda Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe, canopy , nature walks, Boat cruise at lake kivu, Golden Monkey tracking , Game drive in Akagera . City tour in Kigali like visiting genocide and kimironko market, Bisoke hike and cultural tour like Ibyi’wachu and many amore activities. Rwanda has 3 tribes which include; Hutu , Tutsi and Twa all unique in their ways. Gorilla Permit in Rwanda is at 1500$. The best time to Track Chimpanzees in Rwanda is in rainy season from mid February to early June and from September to December and gorillas is from Feb to March, July, August, September, October and mid December. Rwanda has different accommodation, budget , midrange and luxury that are friendly and convenient for the tourists. The hotel is affordable and convenient to visitors staying in Kivu and Kigali while on Rwanda Safaris tours .