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Akagera National Park, Rwanda
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful setting - great views of sunrise over the lake (although allow 25 minute drive to get to the lake - you can't do any hippo watching from your balcony). Rather dated décor and rooms, although they are comfortable enough. Packed lunches are VERY expensive for what you get (buy your own things en-route if you're value-conscious or need food,... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

To visit Akagera we saw no other option as to stay overnight in the Akagera Game Lodge. A little expensive for our budget, but sometimes you have to give in... That is why we had no clue about the other (far more expensive) options of the park and where very happily surprised by a nice room and a good bed.... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The place is obviously a vast improvement on how it was a few years ago when all the reviews on this site trashed it. Still under renovation it provides a perfectly hospitable getaway in an amazing location. The staff are especially lovely without exception. Things to look out for: (1) it's a 37 kilometre dirt track from the main junction... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We stayed at the Akagera Game Lodge for 2 Night at the end of our round-trip through Rwanda and had a great time in the Lodge, at the Pool and in the Akagera National Park. Our rooms where pretty big, clean and well entertained. The Bathrooms are already a little older but still ok. They didn't have a Mosquito Net... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We are from the U.S. but living in Kigali for the year with 2 small kids (age 3 and 1) so are somewhat used to what to expect in Rwanda. That being said reading the reviews we almost cancelled our weekend plans for Akagera because Ruzizi was full and the reviews on here were abysmal. But after talking to a... More

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Kigali, Rwanda
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We are an expat family staying in Kigali for the year. Based on the excellent reviews we were hoping to stay at the new Tent Lodge but it was full. After reading the mostly dismal reviews for the Game Lodge we booked with some trepidation. Admittedly, it looks a bit run down when you drive up but from that moment... More

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35 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Yes, Akagera Game Lodge isn't new, and this shows. But on the whole it is clean, staff is very friendly and helpful. Food is quite good; breakfast omelettes are excellent, and the fruitsallad (dinner desert) superb. The location in the southern part of the park is good, with nice views. There is a large, round swimming pool and the grounds... More

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Kigali, Rwanda
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139 reviews 139 reviews
39 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

As I wrote in a previous posting and as others have noted, the location is exceptional. The hotel is average as we knew before we visited, but they continue to surprise us with new problems. This time, they gave away the baby crib, that we had booked in advance, to another client. After informing us that there were no other... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This is a place to boycott! It's old, dirty and needs complete renovation. Bathroom are dirty and old. We were given room 222 but had to change for a less terrible one due to a big stain on the tub and heavy smell. Moreover it's expensive for what it provides. The people working there are trying to help despite inaction... More

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New York City, New York
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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

There is little question this hotel has been badly damaged by series of well-intentioned investors who walk away from the property during the recession. The property is currently controlled by Rwanda's equivalent of the Social Security Administration. it is clean, pleasant, and more than adequate for a trip to Akagera Park. The staff, of which there seemed to be plenty,... More

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Address: Akagera National Park, Rwanda
Location: Rwanda > Eastern Province > Akagera National Park
Also Known As:
Akagera Game Hotel Kigali

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