Budget accommodation in Akagera National park: Firstly, the park is located in the Eastern part of Rwanda near the Tanzania border. It covers an area of 1,122 square kilometers. More to that, the park is endowed with a wide variety of wildlife. Some of them include zebras, giraffes, elephants, lions, hundreds of bird species including the rare shoebill stork and several others. Also, in the southern part of this park, there is a lake called Lake Ihema which is a home to crocodiles and hippos.

Additionally, Akagera National Park is a wonderful tourist/safari destination. In addition, it has various budget accommodation facilities that offer affordable and comfortable accommodation for travelers. Some of them include the following;

Dereva Hotel

Budget accommodation in Akagera National park


This hotel is located in Rwamagana district which is a 40 minutes’ drive to Akagera National Park. Also, this hotel provides comfortable accommodation, facilities and services.


This hotel offers budget accommodation to travelers or tourists that could be on a Rwanda safari.

The accommodation is provided in;

  1. King Sized rooms

The rooms have an inside bathroom, warm water, DSTV, a dining area, an international phone and free internet. The bathrooms are suitable for taking a refreshing bath especially after a long day. Additionally, you can relax in your room while watching your favorite show.

  1. Queen rooms

They have 140 sized beds, an inside bathroom, warm water, DSTV, an international phone, free internet. Additionally, these rooms provide comfort and a great environment for relaxation while on a safari.

  1. Twin rooms

These rooms have 120 sized beds, an inside bathroom, warm water, an international phone, DSTV and free internet.

Also, these rooms are suitable for people who want to share a accommodation budget while on a safari.


The hotel has a bar, a restaurant and a cozy lounge. Also, there are 6 meeting rooms of different sizes having a capacity of 20 to 200 people.

Karenge Bush Camp

Budget accommodation in Akagera National park


This is one of the budget accommodation facilities in form of camping. It is located in the northern part of Akagera National Park. Therefore, it is a flexible simple and serene accommodation facility during your safari.

The accommodation at the camp is presented in form of  6 tents with a house that can accommodate a maximum of 12 guests.

The amenities in the tents include

  • comfortable camp beds
  • solar lights and lanterns
  • en-suite bathrooms with warm water
  • solar fridges to store your cold drinks.

Visitors staying at Karenge Bush Camp can participate in different safaris activities. For instance;

  • camping
  • boat trips
  • game drives
  • guided nature walks

Lake Shakani campsite

Lake Shakani campsite


This is one of the budget accommodation facilities located just on the shores of Lake Shakani just near the Akagera National Park especially in the Northeast direction. Their toilet facilities but of course with shower and firewood, travelers can enjoy birding and water sport activities.

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