Accommodation

Urugo Eco-Lodge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Urugo Eco-Lodge’s deluxe camps have Wi-Fi, en suite solar-powered hot showers, and verandas. This upscale dimension of camping fuses luxury and simplicity.

Urugo Eco-Lodge is recommended for visitors who wish to experience life in rural Rwanda. In addition, its close proximity to Akagera National Park makes it a convenient place to spend the night before visiting the park.

Safari Tents

Relax and unwind in our spacious safari tents. Each tent accommodates up to two guests. We provide hand-milled soap, super-sized towels, and lockable wardrobes. Our bedspreads and curtains are made of authentic traditional fabric. Laundry services are also offered.

Rate: From USD 50 per person

Affordable Standard Rooms

Our comfortable standard rooms are suitable for backpackers and budget travelers. Each room can be shared by up to four guests. One room has two double beds while the rest have two bunk beds each. All rooms are decorated with handmade textiles and fitted with lockable wardrobes.

Rate: From USD 20 per person.

Airport Transfers

Airport transfers to/from Kigali International Airport are available at a reasonable fee of $95. Guests who opt to use public transport are dropped right outside the main gate. When booking your accommodation, please indicate in the comments section your request for a transfer and provide your arrival and departure flight details.

Dining

Urugo Lodge offers Bed and Breakfast. Lunch, dinner and refreshments are served by the on-site Urugo Restaurant. Traditional dishes and wood-fired pizzas are prepared upon orders. In addition, locally grown Question Coffee, fresh juices, pastries, snacks, and beer are available in our Roadside Café.

Meet our Accommodating Staff

Marie Grace Uwamariya
Front Desk Operations

Grace earned a diploma in Hospitality Management and Leadership at the Akilah Institute for Women in Kigali. Her education helped prepare her for the important role of managing reservations and guest care for the Urugo Eco-Lodge. “I enjoy meeting the people from so many different cultures who stay here.” Grace strives to anticipate guests’ needs and ensure that every promise is fulfilled. “Often it is the smallest things you do that makes the most difference in their experience.” Working at the Urugo Eco-Lodge has enabled Grace to live independently. “Now I can support myself financially, make decisions on my life on my own, and I can help my parents too if they need it.”

Diana Mundeyenga
Housekeeping

Diana grew up in a big family in Kayonza, where still she lives with her father, who is a farmer. The income she earns working at the Urugo Women’s Opportunity Center enables Diana to help support her family, and to build her savings with the Blessing Cooperative. She enjoys her work, because she likes to see the guests happy and well cared for. She loves picking fresh flowers from the gardens and arranging them in vases for display around the property and in the guest rooms. “The flowers go well with the Itenge linens,” she says, referring to the colorful, handmade textiles used in the bedspreads and curtains in the Eco-Lodge. Diana loves fabrics, and dreams of becoming a business woman running her own clothing shop. For now, she is proud of her work, because this job gives her independence and she can provide for herself.