Bulera District one of the prime Rwanda safari destinations is embarking on the construction of a new hotel that is aimed at enhancing tourism development in the area. The new Hotel in the names of Burera Beach Resort Hotel is located in the Kagogo Sector at Lake Bulera and Ruhondo shores.
The Noguchi Holdings Limited a
Japanese firm is undertaking the construction of the new hotel which is
estimated to consume about Rwf350 million with the work completed in
December. The initiative had been heavily welcomed by the local
Authorities including the District Mayor Samuel Sembagare who noted that
absence of hotels was a stumbling block to the district’s tourism
development since travellers on safaris in Rwanda would hardly get where
to sleep while visiting the area.
Bulera District at the moment
features two (2) hotels which appear not enough compared to the tourist
arrivals in the district. The new hotel is estimated to increase
finances that are realized by the district. The travelers visiting the
twin lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera, the Urugezi valley along with the Rwanda gorilla safari
haven of Volcanoes National Park would be opting to spend a night in
Bulera district but due to inadequate accommodation facilities, they opt
for other places.
The local people in Bulera district also
appreciate the development as it is an opportunity presented to them to
showcase and sell their art and craft not forgetting their general
culture and the market for their products like food stuff. It can be
acknowledged that travelers including those that do safari in Rwanda
like local crafted products.
The District mayor notes that investors
are increasingly gaining interest in investing in the area and the
required infrastructure including roads and electricity are being
developed to make the process easier.