Accommodation

Magashi Camp

“Best luxury Big 5 viewing destination in Rwanda”

Budget level: High-End
Country
Rwanda
When to Go
All year
Property Type
Camp Permanent
Kids Min Age
6

Magashi Camp is situated in the productive and phenomenally diverse north-eastern corner of Akagera National Park, overlooking beautiful Lake Rwanyakazinga.

Akagera comprises some of the most scenic savannah in East Africa – open plains, woodlands, lakes, swamp, and grassy low mountains – and is home to one of Africa’s highest hippo densities, some very large crocodiles as well as the rare sitatunga and more than 500 bird species. Teeming with plains game, Akagera also boasts a healthy population of lion which were introduced by African Parks in 2015 after a 20-year absence; black rhino were reintroduced in 2017. Magashi – the only exclusive-use area in Akagera – also harbours a good density of leopard.

6 Spacious and airy guest tents offer uninterrupted views over Lake Rwanyakazinga. The architecture and interiors pay homage to traditional Rwandan culture.  Canvas tented accommodation on an elevated deck, with elevated wooden walk ways connecting tents to the main areas. En-suite facilities with indoor shower, single vanity basin and separate toilet. Wardrobe, luggage rack, writing desk and chair, hat and coat stand, easy chairs, seating area, mosquito net, electronic safe, tea and coffee making facilities, mini-bar and outside deck with seating area.  Complimentary in-tent Wi-Fi. No air-conditioning, however, a pedestal fan in each tent.

Guests will be able to view a range of wildlife on expertly-guided game drives, walks and boating trips, including buffalo, lion, leopard, elephant, giraffe, spotted hyaena, zebra, topi, roan, eland and more. The Park also boasts almost 500 species of birds including the rare and elusive shoebill with its implausibly massive bill and the near-endemic red-faced barbet.

Images from Wilderness Safaris & Dana Allen.

Why we like it

  • Fantastic game viewing in an exclusive area within Akagera.
  • Combines well with sister camp offering Gorilla experiences.
  • Insane birding with over 500 species recorded.
  • High-end accommodation in Rwanda’s only Big 5 National Park.

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