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Akagera National Park

Wilderness Magashi Camp

A luxurious campsite with lake views
Magashi Camp, Rwanda

A one-of-a-kind experience in splendid Akagera National Park.

In the north-eastern section of Akagera National Park you’ll find Wilderness Magashi Camp overlooking the stunning Lake Rwanyakazinga. The camp is surrounded by some of East Africa’s most beautiful savannah, lakes, swamps and rolling grasslands.

The camp, with design and interiors inspired by traditional Rwandan culture, boasts six spacious tents with lake views. When you’re not enjoying the solitude of your airy tent, relax in the luxurious lounge, enjoy a meal in the dining and bar area. The pool is the ideal place to cool off after a busy day of game viewing and birdwatching, and evenings are best spent on the deck around the fire pit.

The region is also home to one of the continent’s largest hippo populations, as well as crocodiles. You’ll also find the rare sitatunga and other plains game here as well as over 520 different species of bird. After a 20-year absence, lions were reintroduced to the area in 2015, and the population today is thriving. Black rhino were reintroduced in 2017.


Six tents


Dining and bar area


Deck and fire pit

Boating excursions

Game drives

Night game drives


The impact of your stay:

  • Rwanda’s deforestation significantly impacted its primate population. In response, Wilderness initiated a gorilla habitat expansion project. While the primary aim is to restore a diverse indigenous landscape, the project has also generated employment opportunities for hundreds of community members since its inception.
  • Magashi’s sustainable and locally-focused menu champions Rwanda’s indigenous ingredients and celebrates local culture and fresh produce.
  • Wilderness Magashi gives guests direct access to Akagera National Park, fostering a profound connection between visitors and the conservation efforts they actively support. The reintroduction of lions in 2015 marked a pivotal moment in Akagera’s journey towards ecological restoration, symbolising the dedication to reestablishing the park’s natural balance.
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