Akagera National Park, Rwanda
At a Glance
Explore Akagera National Park which comprises some of the most scenic savannah in East Africa – open plains, woodlands, lakes, swamp, and grassy low mountains
A stay at Magashi camp contributes to a core Purpose – to help conserve Rwanda’s last protected savannah ecosystem and species like shoebill and black rhino.
View a range of wildlife on expertly-guided game drives, walks and boating trips
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Rwanda can be visited at any time of year. There are two annual rainy seasons: the big rains which last from mid-February to the beginning of June, and the small rains from mid-September to mid-December. Rainfall, especially over the mountains, is heavy during these two periods, particularly from March to May. The long dry season, June to September, is the best time for tracking gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park and for hiking in Nyungwe Forest Reserve.
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Wilderness Safaris always deliver the very best safari experiences along side conscientious conservation work. The newest addition to their camp portfolio, Magashi Camp in Akagera National Park is no exception to this.
Akagera National Park's incredible transformation first began eight years ago, since then the reintroduction of lion and black rhino has been ground breaking for the conservation world. Magashi Camp is based in this 10,000 hectare national park and is at the forefront of repopulating this magnificent wilderness with the abundance of wildlife that once resounded here. Arguably one of the most scenic parks in East Africa, Akagera National Park hosts a variety of different habitats from rolling open plains, lakes, swamps, and grassy low mountains.
This brand new camp will be nestled on the scenic shores of Lake Rwanyakazinga, home to one Africa's highest hippo and crocodile populations, and the elusive stitatunga and shoebill stalk. The intimate Magashi Camp boasts only six tented rooms decorated in a tasteful contemptory style with ensuite bathrooms and impressive panoramic views.
Spend your days participating on a plethora of exciting safari activities including both day and night game drives in search of the parks lions, black rhino and other wildlife, safari walks, boating on the lake and even try your hand at fishing.
Sian Frost (Staff)
Exquisitely designed lodge on the shores of Lake Rwanyakazinga. The tents all boast spectacular views and are so far away from each other that you could be mistaken you are the only people there. The floating campfire has a lovely buzz around it in the evening when guests gather for sundowners to swap stories of what they saw on their drive, walk or boat trip. The wildlife is not constant in the area but for a few days to relax or a safari where you authentically track the wildlife it is a wonderful destination.
Jules Maury (Staff)
Sensitively built into the shores of a shimmering lake, this game lodge is new but is beyond doubt the place to stay in Akagera National Park. Accessible with a four to five hour drive from Kigali or helicopter ride, it sits alongside the most beautiful lake surrounded by the views in every direction of the national park. Home to the most incredible amount of Hippos and Crocodiles as well as all kinds of bird life along with stunning Fish Eagles, the soporific ambience of the camp is a perfect place to unwind either before or after the more strenuous chimp and gorillas trekking adventures. Hein is just one of the guides responsible for the habituation of the animals and is confident to find leaped, lions and elephant along with the regular plains animals that frequent their private game Rserve either by their boat which cruises the lake or with a vehicle or on foot. The Wilderness legend of good food and luxury living lives on in Akagera and is well worth two or three days in this beautiful location overlooking the lake.
Off the Beaten Track Rwanda
Akagera National Park & Volcanoes National Park
from £9600 pp inc flights & transfers for 6 nights
- Go in search of rhino and lion on 4x4 game drives in Akagera National Park
- Look for elusive nocturnal special on night game drives and get close to large pods of hippo on boat cruises
- Enjoy a gorilla trekking experience
Location & directions
Akagera National Park, Rwanda
Magashi Camp is based in the 100,000-hectare Akagera National Park is situated in eastern Rwanda, bordering Tanzania
How to get there
Fly into Kigali International Airport before transferring to Akagera National park by vehicle on a 2.5 hour drive