Akagera National Park is in the northeast of Rwanda and is central Africa’s largest protected wetland. Situated along the border with Tanzania, this 112, 000-hectare reserve is the only Big Five sanctuary and the last remaining refuge for savannah-adapted species in Rwanda. Under the management of African Parks, Akagera has returned to its former glory and is home to the Big Five and nearly 500 bird species including the Shoebill and Papyrus Gonolek.
Where to stay
Mantis Akagera Game Lodge stands on a hill on the southern tip of the Akagera National Park elevated above the savannah with exceptional views of the forest-fringed Lake Ihema.
With 59 rooms, meeting facilities, a restaurant, and a bar, a swimming pool and boma – Akagera Game Lodge is the perfect home base to explore the conservation treasures of Akagera National Park.
How to find Mantis Akagera Game Lodge
Located just 5km from the Akagera National Park South Entrance, the lodge is easily accessible, and guests can reach Lake Ihema within 20 minutes to enjoy boat cruises and river safaris.
The trip from Kigali to the hotel is a two-hour journey through a beautiful scene of Rwandan culture, farming landscapes and rural settlement.
The retreat begins…
Mantis Akagera Game Lodge stands on a hill on the southern tip of the Akagera National Park elevated above the savannah with exceptional views of the forest-fringed Lake Ihema and smaller Lake Shakani. Akagera National Park is in the Eastern Province of Rwanda and is central Africa’s largest protected wetland and the last remaining refuge for savannah-adapted species in Rwanda.
Comprising 59 rooms with balconies and ensuite bathrooms, Akagera Game Lodge is perfectly located for a phenomenal safari in the only Big Five reserve in Rwanda. Nature lovers and those seeking to work in an inspirational environment will all find an exceptional place to be at Akagera. The large pool deck features a round swimming pool with crystal waters and a boma overlooking Lake Ihema which is Rwanda’s second largest lake fed by the Kagera River which flows for 400 km and is also known as the Alexandra Nile.