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Akagera Game Lodge Gets New Management

by Dan Ngabonziza
6:38 pm

Akagera Game Lodge

For the next 10 years, Rwanda’s Akagera Game Lodge in Eastern part of the country will be managed by Mantis Collection in a deal to woo more clientele.

Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) – the proprietor of Akagera Game Lodge, today signed a Hotel Management and Marketing Agreement with Mantis Collection.

The latter is one of African leading hotel management and marketing firms, with headquarters in Queen Elizabeth Park, South Africa.

“We are glad to embark together with Mantis Group in this ambitious and strategic plan for Akagera Game Lodge, an important step in demonstrating the Government of Rwanda’s expansion plan within the tourism industry and its potential to grow even further in the near future,” Belise Kariza, Chief Tourism Officer – Rwanda Development Board said after witnessing the signing of the deal.

The purpose of the 10 years management and marketing agreement, is to boost revenue performance of the facility while attracting and retaining global clientele.

Akagera Game Lodge is located in one of the Rwandan most attractive and strategic tourist sites – Akagera National Park.

At the moment, this is the only accommodation facility inside the Akagera National Park boundaries, except a couple of tented safari camps.

With a capacity of 64 rooms, Akagera Game Lodge is less of a traditional safari-lodge but more of a hotel – located on the shores of Lake Ihema hence offering beautiful view of the Lake.

With the 10-year-deal, Akaliza says, “It is also very substantive that Mantis Group’s principles are aligned with Rwanda’s development objectives in the industry.”

Akagera national park is home to the ‘Big Five’ and is managed by African Parks.