Magashi Camp Akagera National Park Rwanda

posted 5th June 2018 by Danica Wilson in Latest news

We are thrilled to announce Magashi Camp Akagera National Park Rwanda to the African safari scene.

This is a Wilderness Safaris property that expands its footprint in Rwanda, adding to the existing and beautiful Bisate Lodge that is situated near the Volcanoes National Park.

In partnership with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and conservation group African Parks the six-tented camp, called Magashi, will be situated in the north-eastern part of Akagera overlooking Lake Rwanyakazinga.  This project was made possible thanks to commitment and long-term funding support of The Howard G. Buffett Foundation to African Parks for the protection and development of Akagera and Wilderness Safaris’ own investment.

Akagera National Park is a 100,000 acre reserve positioned in eastern Rwanda, bordering Tanzania. It has been and continues to be managed by African Parks in partnership with the RDB (since 2010).  The bio-diversity is impressive with some of the most scenically beautiful savannah in East Africa. Here you will find open plains, woodlands, lakes, swamp, and grassy low mountains.

Magashi Camp Akagera National Park Rwanda is intimate, providing a really homely environment for guests to relax and really immerse themselves in the spectacular setting – right on the shores of Lake Rwanyakazinga. This is home to one of Africa’s highest hippo densities, some impressively large crocodiles, and (hidden within its wetlands) the secretive sitatunga and shoebill stork. Over the past eight years, Akagera has undergone an incredible transformation where poaching has essentially been eliminated and wildlife is no longer just surviving, they are thriving.

You can expect the authentic safari holiday experience here with expertly-guided game drives, walks and boating trips where you will likely see buffalo, lion, leopard, elephant, giraffe, spotted hyena, zebra, topi, roan, eland and more. The Park also boasts some 500 species of birds including the spectacular shoebill with its implausibly massive bill and the near-endemic red-faced barbet.

What are you waiting for? Let’s get you to Rwanda.

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Image by Chris Roche Magashi Camp Akagera National Park Rwanda wildlife viewing
Magashi Camp Akagera National Park Rwanda wildlife viewing
Magashi Camp Akagera National Park Rwanda wildlife viewing
Magashi Camp Akagera National Park Rwanda wildlife viewing
Magashi Camp Akagera National Park Rwanda wildlife viewing
Magashi Camp Akagera National Park Rwanda wildlife viewing
Magashi Camp Akagera National Park Rwanda wildlife viewing
Magashi Camp Akagera National Park Rwanda wildlife viewing
Image by Chris Roche Magashi Camp Akagera National Park Rwanda wildlife viewing
Images courtesy of Chris Roche Wilderness Safaris CMO