Magashi Camp is situated in Rwanda’s Akagera National Park overlooking the beautiful Lake Rwanyakazinga. The area is biodiverse boasting some of the most scenic savanna in East Africa – open plains, woodlands, lakes, swamp and grassy low mountains. Wildlife lovers will be delighted as it is home to one of Africa’s highest hippo densities, some very large crocodiles, a healthy population of lion, some black rhino, as well as the rare sitatunga (marshbuck). It also has more than 520 bird species. Magashi (the only exclusive-use area in Akagera) also harbours a good density of leopard.

Magashi Camp has six spacious and airy canvas tents which offer uninterrupted views over the lake. Each tent comprises en-suite facilities with an indoor shower, single vanity basin and separate toilet. 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. The main area comprises a luxurious lounge, dining and bar area, pool and an expansive viewing deck with a convivial fire pit. The architecture and interiors pay homage to traditional Rwandan culture.

Why we like it here

Ideal opportunity to combine an extraordinary gorilla experience while at Bisate Lodge with a spectacular savanna safari at Magashi.

View East African bird- and wildlife on game drives together with expert guides.

Opt for a cultural experience to visit an Ankole cattle farm or a local school.

Magashi, in partnership with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and African Parks, are committed to pioneering sustainable and authentic ecotourism in Rwanda. And their main purpose here is to help conserve Rwanda’s last protected savanna ecosystem, and species like black rhino and the rare and elusive shoebill.

Things to be aware of

There is no air-conditioning, however, there is a pedestal fan in each tent.

Only children 6 years and older are accommodated.

For families travelling with children between 6 and 12 years, sole use of a vehicle is required.

Children between 6 and 16 years of age must share with an adult/s in the same room.

The minimum age for walking activities is 13 years (subject to season).

Where we are situated