Magashi Camp has opened in Rwanda’s Akagera National Park and it is a masterpiece of eco-conscious design and construction, supporting the local community & environment, while offering a high-end, immersive safari experience.
Magashi Camp Highlights
Magashi Camp has opened its doors in one of Rwanda’s most magnificent and undiscovered wildlife areas: Akagera National Park. It has only six luxury tents between the thick vegetation on the edge of Lake Rwanyakazinga. The main lodge has beautiful dining, lounge, and bar areas, plus a deck with a fire pit under the vast, open skies. Wooden walkways weave through the bush and connect each area and bedroom. It’s full of forest feeling, with interiors that emulate the surroundings, and every activity is an exploration of this magnificent place. The conservation success story behind this park means it has received care and support from leaders in the industry and the rewards are now endless.
- Six luxury tented suites built on elevated wooden decks along the edge of a crater lake, hidden between the lush trees.
- A swimming pool on a raised deck, also overlooking the lake, makes for the best between-activities activity.
- The interior design and décor pay homage to Rwandan culture through locally-inspired pieces and architecture.
- Each room as an ensuite bathroom, a private deck, and all the luxury extras like WiFi, a laundry service, and a mini-bar.
- In partnership with the Rwanda Development Board, Magashi works to support community integration in tourism, wildlife conservation, and habitat restoration.
Magashi Camp Game Viewing and Activities
Magashi is located in the northeastern part of Akagera, which is on the country’s eastern border. Situated in an area of open plains, woodlands, lakes, swamp, and grassy low mountains, Magashi has access to a superlative variety of wildlife that now finds home in a protected, restored natural wilderness. Akagera has one of Africa’s highest hippo densities, Nile crocodiles, as well as the rare sitatunga. Plus, more than 520 bird species can be spotted here, so guests with a passion for birding will have a good chance of spotting some unique, species, including papyrus endemics. It is teeming with game and boasts a healthy population of lion, which were reintroduced into the park in 2015 after a 20-year absence, as well as black rhino which were reintroduced in 2017. This place is a conservation success and we are loving rediscovering it now! Activities include fishing, boating, walking, game drives – day and night.
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