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Magashi Camp is located in Rwanda’s only savannah wildlife park, Akagera National Park. The park has undergone so much over time and was gazette as a way of protecting the animal species that call this home. The park lies on the northern province of Rwanda, tucked along the border of Tanzania. The natural resources include water bodies, forest, savannah grassy lands and wildlife of the beautiful ecosystem. Magashi Lodge is located in the North-Eastern part of Akagera National Park overlooking beautiful Lake Rwanyakazinga in the heart of the conservation area. Magashi Camp is a newly formed camp in Rwanda’s first luxury facility in Akagera providing up-market accommodation to travelers that reach out to the area.

Magashi Camp

Akagera National Park has remarkably had a lot of transformations in the past few years. It faced a lot of poaching during the Rwandan Genocide leading to a great deduction in the animal population. Despite all the struggles, it still stands out with a success story. The African park foundation reintroduced black rhinos to the destination and lions ranking it as the only park in Rwanda where you can find the big five. It was named after the river Akagera which flows along its Eastern border. It’s a great ecosystem dominated by swamps.

The camp is a property of wilderness safari sister to Bisate Lodge in Volcanoes National Park. Visitors can track mountain gorillas have a stay at Bisate and proceed to Akagera savannah for the big game with accommodation at the magnificent Magashi Camp which was officially opened in 2019, launched in partnerships with conservation non-profit African parks and Rwanda Development Board. The main guest area has been designed to take full advantage of the surrounding luxurious lounge, dining and bar area, wine cellar, pool, and a large deck with a fireplace. The restaurant serves mouth-watering meals to travelers.

Magashi’s six spacious luxurious rooms were constructed with an interior architecture designed as per the traditional style of the Rwandan culture powered by solar panels, en-suite bathroom is beautifully built with plenty of light and space featuring the use of natural resources. It’s a small place with excellent service.

The camp activities are Akagera Game Drives and boat cruises to the lakes offering exceptional views of the leopard, lion sightings, zebras, elands, Masai giraffes, topis, and buffaloes among many species. The park is home to so many bird species living in the beautiful rolling grassland interspersed with broad-leafed acacia woodlands for example greater Blue-eared starling, the famous shoebill, mocking cliff-chat, African harrier hawk, red-faced barbet. The beauty of the park can be seen anywhere and is so thrilling as you adventure through the park. Night game drives can be organized there is a big opportunity to see predators.

Access to the conservation area requires one to pay for park entrance fees. Trips to the destination can be combined to feature gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park and chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park.

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