Akagera Game Lodge goes under management of Mantis Collection

On 12 October 2017 at 11:02

The Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) has 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, 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 lodge.

Outsourcing Mantis shall help to mainstream the lodge into its African collection of hotels and lodges managed and marketed globally.

At the moment, Akagera Game lodge is the only accommodation facility inside the Akagera National Park boundaries, except a couple of tented safari camps on the shores of Lake Ihema hence offering the view of the Lake. The lodge is less of a traditional safari-lodge but more of a hotel.

It is not a seasonal accommodation facility; it opens all year round. It also offers a splendid relaxed atmosphere that is ideal for a quite gateway, a conference, as well as an uninterrupted wildlife encounter.

Mantis Collectionnow sourced to manage and market the lodge for the next 10 years, the 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” said Belise Kariza Chief Tourism Officer at Rwanda Development Board.

“It is also very substantive that Mantis Group’s principles are aligned with Rwanda’s development objectives in the industry” Kariza added