The island has 6 tents for visitors; of which 2 are twin rooms and 4 are double rooms; all of which are equipped with en-suite bathrooms, hot running showers and flush toilets. Electricity is provided by solar panels, with charging points in tents and the main area; from which a full bar and restaurant service operates.
Tchegera also offers many opportunities for excellent birding, with 301 different species recorded on and around the lake, including white-breasted cormorants, African fish eagles and pied kingfishers. During an evening walk, you may even be lucky enough to spot the family of short-clawed otters which often stop off in the island’s bay for some fishing!
Thanks to its crescent shape, Tchegera Island is a natural harbour so the waters that it encircles are calm and lend themselves perfectly to paddle boarding, kayaking or even snorkeling to try and spot; amongst other things; some of the 24 species of fish and 2 species of crab that are endemic to Lake Kivu.
The climate in Tchegera is warm during the evening and fair at night. During the day the temperature averages 75 degrees F/23 degrees C to 80 degrees F/26 degrees C but during the cold season (July and August) the temperature can drop by 10 degrees.