Magashi Camp, Rwanda
Secretive sitatungas and shoebill storks
The 100 000-hectare Akagera National Park is situated in eastern Rwanda, bordering Tanzania. It comprises some of the most scenic savannah in East Africa – open plains, woodlands, lakes, swamp, and grassy low mountains. The camp is set on the shores of Lake Rwanyakazinga – home to one of Africa’s highest hippo densities, some very large crocodiles, and (hidden within its wetlands) the secretive sitatunga and shoebill stork. African Parks reintroduced lions in 2015 after a 20-year absence and reintroduced the black rhinoceros in 2017.
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.
During your stay you 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 over 500 species of birds including the spectacular shoebill
with its implausibly massive bill and the near-endemic red-faced barbet.
To date the overwhelming focus on gorillas has caused many travellers to miss beautifully scenic and productive savannahs of Rwanda. Now, with the launch
of Magashi, you will have the opportunity to combine an extraordinary gorilla experience at Volcanoes National Park with a spectacular savannah safari at the little known Akagera, where very few tourists have ventured. Add to this the prospect of viewing chimps and
other primates of the forests in the western side of the country and Rwanda offers a unique and extraordinary safari experience.
Why we like it
Brand new camp in little known safari destination
Rare wildlife including sitatungas, shoebills and rhino
Stylish and luxurious
Diveristy of ecosystems - open plains, woodlands, lakes, swamp, and grassy low mountains
Combine 3 nights at Magashi with a trip to see Rwanda's gorillas at Bisate Lodge and receive 33% off your gorilla permit.
Blackout periods and Ts & Cs apply - contact us for full details.