RSSB signs with Mantis Collection; a Hotel Management and Marketing Agreement for Akagera Game Lodge

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RSSB signs with Mantis Collection; a Hotel Management and Marketing Agreement for Akagera Game Lodge

Kigali, 11 October 2017: The Rwanda Social Security Board signed a Hotel Management and Marketing Agreement with one of the African leading hotel management and marketing firms, Mantis Collection, headquartered in Queen Elizabeth Park, South Africa.

The purpose of the 10 years management and marketing agreement is to boost revenue performance of the facility while attracting and retaining global clientele. The Mantis has a highly demonstrated capacity and systems for management and marketing of such facilities. The Akagera Game Lodge itself, located in one of the Rwandan most attractive and strategic tourist sites, Akagera National Park, provides high potential for profits and would highly contribute to tourism development and leisure in Rwanda.

The RSSB is the sole proprietor of the Akagera Game Lodge, being a limited liability company that has 100% shares and operates the beautiful Akagera Game lodge. Outsourcing Mantis shall help to mainstream the lodge into its African collection of hotels and lodges managed and marketed globally. At the moment, this is the only accommodation facility inside the Akagera National Park boundaries, except a couple of tented safari camps.

The game lodge is less of a traditional safari-lodge but more of a hotel. The Lodge is located on the shores of Lake Ihema hence offering beautiful view of the Lake.  It is not a seasonal accommodation facility; it opens all year round and offers a total of 64 rooms.  It also offers a splendid relaxed atmosphere that is ideal for a quite gateway, a conference, as well as an uninterrupted wildlife encounter. It has a variety of rooms ranging from Singles, Doubles and Twin rooms. There are also Family plus Executive suites, as well as luxury in cottages. Each of rooms has its private veranda that offers breathtaking views over Lake Ihema. Guests can enjoy the beautiful sights of the sun setting over the distant horizon, in the comfort of their rooms.

Akagera Game Lodge rooms are beautifully decorated with an African style touch and each room has beds, satellite TV, a desk and chair. The interior décor of each of the rooms has been carefully done and follows an African theme with nice lighting.

The paths to the rooms are well lit consequently enabling the guests to easily walk to their rooms at night.

A highly qualified and skilled firm is now sourced to manage and market this attractive facility and for the next 10 years the investor(RSSB) shall remain assured of commensurate returns.

Rwanda Development Board reiterates its commitment to catalyse tourism development in Rwanda. The success in this deal will add to the existing strategy into the Rwandan travel, tourism and hospitality value chain.

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 it’s potential to grow even further in the near future. It is also very substantive that Mantis Group’s principles are aligned with Rwanda’s development objectives in the industry” Ms. Belise Kariza Chief Tourism Officer Rwanda Development Board.

Against this background the road to further growth of tourism has been paved. Rwanda tourism development is on a steady growth path.

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