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Magashi Camp
Magashi Camp
Magashi Camp
Magashi Camp
Magashi Camp
Magashi Camp
Magashi Camp
Magashi Camp

Magashi Camp: Information from the owner

General information

Tented Camp
No. of rooms

About this information

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.

For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Magashi Camp, which contains our own observations and views.

Last updated by Owner
19 Apr 2023
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Facilities at Magashi Camp

Property facilities
Bar, Pool
Room facilities
Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Mini Bar, Mosquito Nets, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
Activities on site
Bird Watching, Boating, Catch-and-release Fishing, Game Viewing, Night Drives

Room types at Magashi Camp

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Twin/Double Tents

Magashi offers eight, spacious en-suite canvas tented rooms that pay homage to Rwandan culture.

The interiors have a traditional and elegant East African feel, and feature locally sourced artefacts. With a layout designed to maximise the glorious views over Lake Rwanyakazinga, guests may see elephants quietly wading into the lake, and graceful giraffe and other game feeding beyond, out in the open.

Rwanda’s rebirth has inspired a fusion of traditional and modern designs and art, which can be seen throughout the camp. One of these is an art form called 'Imigongo’. It originated in the Eastern Province of Rwanda, and is formally known as 'Igisaka cy’Imigongo'. It is made up of black, white and ochre patterns and linear designs, etched onto a cow-dung tile surface. In décor, these installations creates striking features.

Khaki is also used quite prominently throughout the interiors, adding a traditional safari touch. Accents of blush in the mosquito nets, cushions and chairs weave in a more contemporary feel.

Activities at Magashi Camp

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Wilderness Magashi – Birding

Akagera is renowned as one of the best birding areas in the world with more than 500 species recorded here. A bird count comparable with the larger Kruger National Park. Rarities include the papyrus gonolek (restricted to the papyrus swamps), the localised red-faced barbet, and the swamp flycatcher.

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Wilderness Magashi – Boating *

Boating in swamp cruisers, with 'double decker' seating for higher elevation game viewing, is an excellent way to view the water birds and many other aquatic animals seen around beautiful Lake Rwanyakazinga.

* Possible year round.

Wilderness Magashi – Conservation & Community

Boasting a light footprint, Wilderness Magashi is 100% solar powered, and completely single-use plastic free. Besides our commitment to conservation and sustainable operations, we are delighted to have set up a Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Eco-Club at Akayange Primary School, near the North Gate of Akagera. Further community empowerment initiatives include hiring locally, with one-third of staff recruited from the surrounding communities, with ongoing training and development offered to ensure staff are able to grow into senior roles. In addition, the camp supports local community cooperatives that make lunch bags for guests, kitenge beeswax wraps, candles for the dining tables, and carved wooden shoebills.

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Wilderness Magashi – Fishing

Fishing on a catch and release basis only, year round, with the camp providing a small stock of basic rods and reels.

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Wilderness Magashi – Game Drives

Akagera comprises some of the most picturesque savannah in East Africa – open plains, woodlands, lakes, swamp, and grassy low mountains – with Wilderness Magashi being the only private concession area in the park. Home to one of Africa’s highest hippo densities, reintroduced eastern black rhino and lion, as well as the secretive sitatunga. Guests can participate in conservation efforts, including tracking and identifying the lions and leopards of the area through the use of identikits.

Wilderness Magashi – Night Drives

After dark game viewing with filtered spotlights allow you to find intriguing nocturnal animals. Typically seen may include spotted hyaena, civet, genet, mongoose, owls and nightjars. Or even the enigmatic leopard. With day and night game drives on offer, exploring at Wilderness Magashi is truly extraordinary.

Wilderness Magashi – Wilderness & Olympus, A Visionary Partnership *

In 2018 Wilderness joined forces with Olympus in an exciting partnership to enhance our wildlife photography experience in camps. The result of this partnership has produced incredible images taken by guests, guides and camp managers alike.

Olympus Photo Hubs, set up at selected camps, allow our guests the opportunity of capturing their images while our Wilderness photographic guides assist with sharing tips on how best to capture those powerful wilderness moments.

* Olympus Photo Hub experience dependent on camera availability.

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Akagera Game Lodge

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