Business & industry overview

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Looking forward

In the last 23 years, Rwanda has taken back the reigns to redefine itself as a preferred investment and tourism destination. It has become a buoyant, forward-looking country that boasts a growing tourism market.

With forests, gardens and permaculture embedded in our community, we will be able to position ourselves in the sectors of adventure, social, and agro-tourism.

Furthermore, by being located near the entrance of the Akagera National Park (a protected area in eastern Rwanda that runs along the international border with Tanzania), we are able to offer a diverse range of services suited for all.

Competitive advantages

Infused with history in an exceptional forest setting, Rutete Eco-Lodge is only a few minutes from the Akagera National Park - one of the most attractive places in Africa. As such, it is easily accessible to tourists and our excellent customer service is sure to appeal to any customer.

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Location advantage

We are only 18 km away from the entrance of Akagera National Park, and easily accessible.

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Pricing advantage

We are able to provide an alternative, more economical offer, due to our variety of services.

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Flexibility of stay

You are welcome to come for long stays, a single day, an overnight stay, or simply for lunch and/or dinner.

Key objectives

Provide accommodations that reflect local design and heritage

Offer a preserved natural setting that reflects the native landscape

Use local, sustainably harvested and/or recycled building materials

Provide food grown on site or from local farmers, fishermen etc...

Employ and train local workers

Offer excursions and educational materials to cultural sites

Support and be supported by the local community and businesses

Enable agriculturists to learn and apply sustainable agriculture

Products & Services

Ecological houses

Ten beautiful lodges will be built, surrounded by various plants, flowers, trees and fruit trees. Our exterior area can accomodate various cultural activities, and our outdoor restaurant offers traditional (and fusion) Rwandan cuisine, as well as classic international cuisine based on organic products. We are also planning on building workshops that will display and sell local artisanal products, handicraft and farm produce.

Rutete Eco Lodge lodge housing


Our refined restaurant serves products grown and processed on site. The vegetable garden and a small farm also provide typical picnic baskets for park visitors. Our excess production is supplied to local markets of the Rwinkwavu region and other hotels in Akagera that don’t have easy access to healthy nutrition.

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