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 well as the rare sitatunga and more than 520 bird species.
Teeming with plains game, Akagera now also 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. Magashi – the only exclusive-use area in Akagera – also harbours a good density of leopard.
Six spacious and airy tents offer uninterrupted views over Lake Rwanyakazinga, while Magashi’s main area comprises a luxurious lounge, dining and bar area, pool, and expansive viewing deck with a convivial fire pit. The architecture and interiors pay homage to traditional Rwandan culture.
Things to do at Magashi
Boating in eight-seater swamp cruisers is offered; this is an excellent way to view the water birds and many other aquatic animals seen around Lake Rwanyakazinga.
Night Game Drives
Magashi is in the only private access area in Akagera so exclusive night game drives in open 4×4 vehicles are offered.
Year round walking safaris are offered in limited areas, weather permitting.
Fishing on Lake Rwanyakazinga is available on a catch-and-release basis all year round. Magashi Camp has a small stock of basic rods and reels; however, do note no netting is allowed.
Explore the area in an open 4×4 vehicle; each vehicle accommodates a maximum of seven guests, allowing each individual an outside seat.
Akagera is renowned as one of the best birding areas in the world with more than 500 species recorded here.