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Discover Rwanda Kayonza Eco-Lodge

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2b Road, Kayonza 7251 Rwanda See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Suites
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

We've stayed at this beautiful place for two nights as our base camp during voluntary work. It is cosy and neat & clean. The service is perfect and the meals are marvelous. This place is amazing. It is unforgettable and we hope to get back...More

Thank Carolien23
Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

I recently stayed here overnight as we were travelling back from a safari visit. The accommodation, although basic, was clean and the beds were comfortable. We also ate there, all the food was cooked to order, albeit a short wait but in the Ecco setting...More

Thank IanCreese
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

This place is wonderfully set up, it is spacious, pretty, and built with bricks that are made, by hand, by the local women. The compost toilets and showers are fresh, clean and the attached craft store had the cheapest prices I've seen in Eastern Africa....More

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Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Eco lodge offers a good accomodation with affordable dorm rooms and private rooms or safari tents. It's ideal to chill out after an fatiguing safari trip in Akagera National Park. At the same place, there's a women coöperative that focuses on women empowerment. You can...More

Thank Leni D
Reviewed December 7, 2016

- great people - great gift/souvenir shop - great cafe - great location - great tents - great atmosphere We had a brilliant night stay, and really appreciated the calm atmosphere and staff. I enjoyed the live weaving and believe that this could be promoted...More

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The Urugo Eco Lodge & Restaurant, located within the Women's Opportunity Centre (WOC) in Kayonza - Eastern Province of Rwanda, is an exciting social enterprise and the perfect place to discover rural Rwanda. The More Centre was constructed by bricks made by KATWICO a woman brick making cooperative from the area (trained by Women for Women International) and offers a captivating location to experience rural Rwanda, volunteer on community projects with the women and take in the stunning scenery, all while enjoying fabulous local hospitality. It also serves as a women's social hub, providing a variety of facilities - where women can come to together and engage in different community and economic empowerment activities. The Lodge is ecotourism-friendly - featuring solar power and water heating systems, rainwater harvesting and composting toilets, making it a unique vacation stopover, en-route to Akagera National Park & Muhazi Scenic Lake. The WOC as a whole, is an inspiring example of cooperation and diversity - providing training and income generating opportunities as means of supporting women, helping their families and improving their communities. Safari Tents - Our stunning eco-friendly canvas tents provide you with a spectacular view of the women's Njgama valley farm. Each tent is en-suite and equipped with a beautiful queen sized bed, wardrobe, desk and chair and mosquito net. The Safari Tents are perfect for weekend city breaks and feature composting toilets and a solar heated water supply for the shower. Standard Rooms - Our five affordable, cozy standard rooms are nestled within the demonstration farm and each have four double decker beds, lockable wardrobes and mosquito nets. If you are on budget, the Lodge offers this reasonably priced accommodation for all - whether you are touring around the region, want a holiday getaway, or have a group or workshop you want to host somewhere special - then the Urugo Eco-Lodge is for you. Each standard room features rainwater harvesting from the roof and access to composting toilets and solar heated showers. Training/Conference/Retreats - If you or your organisation are looking for a training and conference site to hold an important gathering that is away from the bustle and commotion of Kigali, the Centre offers a tranquil and scenic location with training, workshop and conference facilities to cater to your needs. Our team will ensure that your stay is worthwhile and your event tailored to your specific needs. Market and Farm stores - The WOC marketplace is your ultimate destination for purchasing handcrafts and other products handmade by Rwandan women. Conveniently situated by the roadside on the Tanzania-Rusumo highway en-route to Akagera National Park from Kayonza, the WOC offers an exclusive stop over where you can buy arts and crafts from the women and enjoy heartfelt Rwandan hospitality. A variety of African food dishes and drinks are available throughout the day and our full-service restaurant and specialty coffee drinks are available at the Roadside Cafe. Plus, enjoy plenty of activities at the center, and local trips you can join. From milking a cow, a hike to a nearby coffee farm, to a boat trip on the Muhazi Scenic Lake, you will be sure to find something you like. All trips and activities directly support the women's groups working at the centre. The Urugo Eco Lodge & Restaurant is built and operated by Women for Women International with the generous funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies and others. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Banquet Room
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Pool
Beachfront
Spa
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
9
Price range
$13 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Rwanda > Eastern Province > Kayonza
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
9
Price range
$13 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Rwanda > Eastern Province > Kayonza
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Traveler (19)
Room & Suite (21)
Dining (11)
Business Center & Event Rooms (2)
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"Any is lovely"
solenef871
Dec 7, 2016
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"We definitely would recommend any of the tents!"
monaf866
Jun 24, 2014
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"Ask for either of the tents on the left side (there are only 4 tents)."
nomadictrex
Jun 2, 2014
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