AHIF 2017: Mantis Collection signs Akagera Game Lodge management contract
The Rwanda Social Security Board has signed a hotel management and marketing agreement with one of Africa’s leading hotel management firms, Mantis Collection, headquartered in Queen Elizabeth Park, South Africa.
The purpose of the ten-year management and marketing agreement is to boost revenue performance of the facility while attracting and retaining global clientele.
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 per cent 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 views the Lake.
“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, Rwanda Development Board.
Mantis Collection is recognised as Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel Brand by the World Travel Awards.