Situated off the northern shore of Lake Kivu in Virunga National Park, Tchegera Island Tented Camp offers simple safari-style tented accommodation on a remote, horseshoe-shaped island.
After climbing Nyiragongo or exploring the city of Goma, Tchegera Island Tented Camp provides the ideal place for restoration. Each tent has views over Lake Kivu and across to four volcanoes with a clear sky, and days can be spent simply relaxing. The main shared area is a simple mess tent and includes a lounge, space to eat communally, and bar.
There are eight safari-style tented rooms at Tchegera Island Camp, which can be set up as either single, double or twin, that sit on the black sandy shore of the island. The tents are simple but comfortable, with flushing loos, bucket showers and power from a generator. Each has a small veranda for sitting outside and watching the sun go down over the lake.
Food & service
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided at Tchegera Island Camp and served communally in the main mess tent. After dinner, hurricane lamps and a campfire are often set up on the beach, where Nyiragongo and Nyamulagira volcanoes turn the night sky red.
Thirty minutes by boat from Goma, Tchegera Island Camp makes a relaxing break from the city or after a climb up Nyiragongo. African eagles, cormorants and gulls can be spotted from the island. There are also beaches for pottering on and sea kayaks available to explore more of the island.
Virunga National Park has been severely threatened by armed conflict in the past, but with financial support and the dedication of park rangers the park and Tchegera Island Camp has survived and the biodiversity of the park has been protected.