Maritime Experience Park & Family Village - Gihaya Islands, Rwanda

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Family Village with connecting Natural and Marine Experience Park, Gihaya Island

Project Description

As part of the five piece tourism infrastructure master plan for Rwanda, a maritime experience park will be established on Gihaya Island. This will include pools and harbours where watersport activities can be practiced  A golf course will be developed, inspired by the meandering natural landscape of the island offering visitors a relaxing and fun natural experience. Overnight accomodation will be offered in the form of a four star family village. 

Project details:

Client: Ubuntu Impact Investments

Architects: KOW Architecten & MTD Landschapsarchitecten

Type of development: Greenfield

Scope of services: 

  • Location Scout
  • Quickscan
  • Leisure & Tourism Stakeholders Fieldtrip
  • Concept Development
  • Project Management
  • Baseline Assessment
  • Purchasing and Preparing of land
  • Organizing Building Permits
  • Educational services

Location: Gihaya Island, Lac Kivu, Rwanda

Size: 65ha + 25ha 

Period: 03-2015  –  now

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