Magashi, Rwanda’s First Luxury Safari Camp In Akagera National Park

Wilderness Safaris has officially opened its new camp named Magashi. Six stunning and spacious tented guest rooms offer spectacular views over Lake Rwanyakazinga in the north-east of Rwanda’s wildlife-rich Akagera National Park.

The park takes its name from the Akagera River that flows along the park’s eastern boundary and feeds into a labyrinth of lakes, including Lake Ihema and Lake Rwanyakazinga.

Magashi’s main area comprises a luxurious lounge, dining and bar area, pool, and expansive viewing deck with a convivial fire pit. Paying homage to Rwandan culture through locally-inspired interior design and architecture, Magashi truly celebrates the country’s inspiring renaissance, a huge part of which has seen the reinvention of traditional textiles and ceremonies in a contemporary setting.

Jes Gruner, Manager of Akagera National Park, said: “Akagera has undergone a remarkable transformation over the past nine years, through which it has emerged as one of Africa’s greatest conservation success stories. Our partnership with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has seen poaching essentially eliminated, wildlife recovered including bringing back lions and rhinos to the park, and tourism is helping Akagera become 80% self-financing, which also supports local communities.”

The park also created a behind-the-scenes excursion that offers travelers more insights into conservation developments within the park, while the “walk the line” experience enables travelers to spend a morning walking a mile in the shoes of the fence attendants. This walk, starting at the park entrance, takes travelers almost four and a half miles into the hills, following the fence on the outside of the park. Discover Opulent Club on Apple News.