Situated in Kayonza in the Eastern Province of Rwanda, this exciting social enterprise is the perfect place to discover rural Rwanda, go on safari, or volunteer with local community projects through the adjacent Women’s Opportunity Centre. Constructed with bricks made by KATWICO, a brick-making cooperative trained by Women for Women International, this eco-friendly lodge features solar-powered water heating systems, rainwater harvesting and composting toilets, making it a unique vacation stop-over en-route to Akagera National Park and Muhazi Scenic Lake.
If you’re camping, there are pitches available on site, or you can take advantage of the safari tents provided. We also have give affordable, cosy dormitories, each with four bunk beds, lockable wardrobes and mosquito nets. The site also offers facilities for conferences and training events, ideal if you’re looking to hold them in a tranquil location away from the bustle of Kigali.
The Women’s Opportunity Centre market and farm store is also a great place to purchase handcrafts and other products handmade by Rwandan women. A variety of African food dishes and drinks are available throughout the day and there are plenty of activities and trips you can join. From milking a cow 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. Profits from accommodation provision support the work of the Aegis Trust and Women for Women International.
Prices range from $17 to $50 per person per night. To find out more or book your stay, call Gisenyi Beach on +250 783 691 354 or click below.