Magashi Camp is a new and the luxurious safari camp in the far north of Akagera National park that overlooks the lake. Magashi was opened in mid-2019 and provides high end accommodation in a very scenic safari area. Magashi is owned and run by the same team who run a number of high end safari camps throughout southern and East Africa, including Bisate with volcanoes National park. Magashi tented camp maintains a slightly lower key and traditional safari style, it’s certainly built and run to comparably high standards and the two properties combine well.
The lodge has six tented rooms that offer uninterrupted views over Lake Rwanyakazinga inside, the tents are bright and airy and furnished with neutral colors throughout. There is are king size or twin beds, a writing desk with tablet for guest use, and a refreshment station which is regularly refilled. At the back of the tent, you will see en suite bathroom with separate toilets and rain fall shower. The tents are reached by long raised wooden walk ways, and are very spread out.
The open plan lounge as well as the dining area in the middle of the camp is designed using natural materials and traditional Rwandan imigongo murals, with the circular bar taking center stage. The lodge also has plenty of space and seating options as well as many interesting books for the guests to browse.
The lodge has got a swimming pool with sun loungers, and a viewing deck with convivial fire pit. Get to enjoy a relaxing mood by the pool in between game activities. The camp is so friendly and intimate, with a very personalized service, even though the camp was at full occupancy during our stay.
Akagera National Park is one of East Africa’s less Visited safari areas, however it is strikingly beautiful. It’s a park of diverse land scapes with dry savannah, rolling grassland and a complex network of lakes and channels, lined with papyrus swamps.
Safari activities at Magashi camp include game drives and boating safaris with expert guides. A boat cruise gives you an opportunity to come close to hippos and crocodiles, as well as discovering the birdlife found around the shore. Plans There are plans to introduce walking safaris which is also an added advantage.
The common animals seen in the park include; lions, buffaloes, elephants, hippos, giraffes, and the antelope species. There are over 500 species that are found in the park. The other activities include; 4WD safari, bird watching, boat trip, fishing, guided walking safari, and the Night drive.