The Nile House

Located on top of the hill, the Nile House literally guards over the site – providing an overview over all buildings and the river. The Nile house is home of the project initiator, Lode Van Pee, who funded the house with his own equity. 

Considering the incredible list of accomplishments Lode has achieved with and for the country of Rwanda, this does not come as a surprise. 

Lode Van Pee

“Since 1975, I am fascinated by Rwanda in all its wonderful aspects. My background in architecture and anthropology helped me to already realize multiple projects in Rwanda. I am really proud to contribute to the local development and wish to make an unseen impact by founding The Nile Institute.”

In 1985, Lode Van Pee designs the National Museum of Rwanda in Butare, to later organize the first permanent exhibition in 1989.
Together with the staff of the National Museum, Lode Van Pee installs the Rwesero Art Museum in 2005.
In 2008, Van Pee conceptualizes the permanent exhibition of the Museum of Pre-Colonial History in Rukari.
In 2013, Lode Van Pee designs the Environment Museum in Karongi. 

Since 2006, Van Pee is a permanent consultant for the Institute of National Museums of Rwanda.

Building the foundations of the ethno-historic studies of the project. An extensive movement analysis of the high jumping sport in Rwanda. Cooperating with Emmanuel Bugingo, director of Sport and with the Department Movement and Sport of the University of Ghent.
Founder and embodyment of the Nile Institute on de Nyabarongo-rivier.