Perched on the Magashi Peninsula in the north of the Akagera National Park, Magashi Camp looks out over the scenic Lake Rwanyakazinga towards the Mutumba Mountains in the west. On the peninsula’s western side, waterbuck, impala and warthog can often be seen grazing, while on the eastern flank, eland frequent the lakeshore. The shore itself offers views of hippo, large crocodiles and a chance of elephant bulls, while the core of the Amahoro lion pride is encapsulated by this spit of land.
Guests staying at Magashi can explore the area in an open 4x4 vehicle - each vehicle accommodates a maximum of 7 guests, allowing each individual an outside seat. Boat cruises in an 8-seater swamp cruiser is an excellent way to view the water birds and many other aquatic animals seen around Lake Rwanyakazinga, or expertly guided nature walks will give you a completely different perspective of the East African bird and wildlife that may be encountered.
In between game activities, relax around the pool and soak up the African sun.
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.
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General Information For Guests
The canvas tented accommodation is set 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. Amenities include; bathrobes, slippers, liquid soap, shampoo and conditioner, body lotion, insect repellent, shower caps, vanity kit with cotton tipped swabs and cotton balls, tissue dispenser, washing powder (for smalls), umbrella and room spray.
Other room amenities include a 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. Said radios are on a closed circuit and inter-tent communication is not available.
Magashi has been established in partnership with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and African Parks, demonstrating their commitment to pioneering sustainable and authentic ecotourism in Rwanda. Their core purpose here is to help conserve Rwanda’s last protected savannah ecosystem, and species like black rhino and the rare and elusive shoebill - furthermore, their presence in Akagera National Park will contribute towards enabling it to become economically self-sufficient for the first time.