PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Set in the only exclusive-use area of Rwanda’s triumphant Akagera National Park, Magashi is an airy and spacious tented camp on the shores of Lake Rwanyakazinga – home to one of Africa’s highest densities of hippo.
  • Akagera comprises some of the most scenic savannah and protected wetland in Central Africa – open plains, woodlands, lakes, swamp, and grassy low mountains – and is home to one of Africa’s highest hippo densities, large crocodiles, the rare sitatunga water antelope 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.
  • A stay at Magashi camp contributes to conserve Rwanda’s last protected savannah ecosystem and species like shoebill and black rhino.
  • The communal area includes an inviting lounge, dining space, bar, pool and an expansive viewing deck complete with a fire pit perfect for social gatherings.
  • Magashi offers boat safaris on Lake Rwanyakazinga, an excellent way to view the area’s aquatic animals and water birds. And because the camp is located in Akagera’s only concession, guests can enjoy guided walks and thrilling night game drives as well as fishing on the lake.
  • Take in a cultural experience en route with a visit to an Ankole cattle farm or a local school.

EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE

We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.

ACTIVITIES:


Boating

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.



Guided Walks

Year round walking safaris are offered in limited areas, weather permitting.



Fishing

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.


Game Drives

Explore the area in an open 4×4 vehicle; each vehicle accommodates a maximum of seven guests, allowing each individual an outside seat.



Birding

Akagera is renowned as one of the best birding areas in the world with more than 500 species recorded here.

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Magashi Camp Lake View

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

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 tented guest rooms offer uninterrupted views over Lake Rwanyakazinga while Magashi’s main area comprises a luxurious lounge and dining area, bar and pool, as well as an expansive viewing deck with convivial fire pit. The architecture and interiors pay homage to traditional Rwandan culture.

Magashi Camp Guest Tent
Magashi Camp Bathroom
Magashi Camp Lobby View
Magashi Camp Akagera Tent

Guest Tent

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.

Fresh meals are prepared in the camp’s kitchen and served daily in the indoor and outdoor dining areas.

Magashi Camp Akagera Lobby
Magashi Camp Akagera Dining
Magashi Camp Akagera Firepit Boma
Magashi Camp Dining

Dining & Bar

Magashi Camp’s architecture and interiors show reverence to traditional Rwandan culture. The main area features a luxurious lounge, wine cellar, and dining and bar area. The expansive viewing deck is equipped with a sparkling swimming pool and convivial fire pit.

Magashi Camp Pool

Pool

Area & Location

Area, Country
Akagera National Park, Rwanda
Nearest Airport
Kigali International Airport, Kigali
Local Currency
Rwandan Franc
Time Change
GMT +2:00
Language
Kinyarwanda
Best time to go
December to January and June to September

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