Tchegera Tented Camp

About Tchegera

Situated on the beautiful turquoise waters of Lake Kivu, Tchegera Island is known for its distinct crescent shape, which is actually the top crater rim of a long-extinct volcano. On clear nights, the island offers spectacular views of Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira as their glowing red lava pierce a star-covered sky. The two highest Virunga volcanoes, Mikeno and Karisimbi, can also be seen from Tchegera as well as sweeping landscapes of Lake Kivu and its surroundings.

Camp Information

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    Amenities
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    Amenities

    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.

     

     

  • 02
    Activities
  • 02
    Activities

    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.

    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!

     

     

  • 03
    Weather
  • 03
    Weather

    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.

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