At Magashi Camp you can witness Akagera National Park coming back to life, home again to lions, rhinos, and an abundance of plains game roaming over its gently rolling hills and open savannah. Watch elephants submerge in silver-blue Lake Rwanyakazinga.
Situated in the incredibly diverse northeastern corner of Akagera National Park and managed by the highly reputable Wilderness Safaris, Magashi Camp overlooks the beautiful Lake Rwanyakazinga in Rwanda. The lake is home to one of Africa's highest hippo densities, some huge crocodiles, the secretive sitatunga (or marshbuck) and the shoebill stork. Akagera National Park, covering 100,000 hectares, has been managed by African Parks since 2010 and comprises some the most scenic savannah in East Africa: open plains, woodlands, lakes, swamp, and grassy low mountains.
Due to the great work of African Parks, Akagera National Park has undergone an incredible transformation in the last eight years: poaching has been eliminated and wildlife is now thriving. African Parks reintroduced lions in 2015 after a 20-year absence and reintroduced the black rhinoceros in 2017. Magashi Camp is the only private access area in Akagera.
Six spacious and airy guest tents offer uninterrupted views over Lake Rwanyakazinga while Magashi’s main area comprises a luxurious lounge, dining and bar area, wine cellar and pool as well an expansive viewing deck and convivial fire pit. The architecture and interiors pay homage to traditional Rwandan culture.
Experiences at Magashi Camp
Guests will be able to take part in a variety of expertly guided safari activities. As well as extensive wildlife, Akagera National Park boasts almost 500 species of birds including the spectacular shoebill with its implausibly massive bill and the near-endemic red-faced barbet.
Explore the savannah in open 4x4 vehicles. Each guest is assured an outside seat as each vehicle accommodates a maximum of 7 guests. As Magashi is the only private access area in Akagera, night game drives are offered which are exclusive.
Year-round game walks are offers, weather permitting.
Boating in eight-seater swamp cruisers is offered. This is an excellent way to view water birds and many other aquatic animals seen on and around Lake Rwanyakazinga.
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 netting is not permitted.
Six luxury tents perch like butterflies on the shore of Lake Rwanyakazinga. Approaching by boat, you soon ease into the camp’s intimate, relaxed atmosphere.
Canvas tented accommodation on an elevated deck with elevated wooden walk ways connecting tents to the main areas
Each tent comprises en-suite facilities with an 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, multi-plug adaptor charging facilities for mobile devices, mini-bar and outside deck with seating area.
There is no air-conditioning, however, a pedestal fan in each tent.
Two way emergency radios have been fitted in the tents and may be used by guests to contact camp management in the event of an emergency only. Said radios are on a closed circuit and inter-tent communication is not available.
Amenities include; bathrobes, slippers, liquid soap, shampoo and conditioner, body lotion, insect repellent, shower caps, vanity kit with cotton tipped swabs and cotton balls, tissue dispenser, washing powder (for smalls), umbrella and room spray.
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