• Stay in one of just six stylish suites in Rwanda's remote Akagera National Park
  • Spot the Big Five with included game drives
  • Enjoy boat trips on Lake Rwanyakizinga, home to Africa's highest density of hippo
  • Indulge in gourmet, al fresco dining

On the wildlife-rich tip of Rwanda's Lake Rwanyakizinga lies this new eco-luxury retreat, nestled in the heart of the Akagera National Park.  Days are spent taking advantage of the savannah surrounds with included game drives and wildlife walks, returning to six ultra-stylish tents that vaunt open-plan safari-chic suites with private lake-view decks. Then, come nighttime, there's everything from sundowners at the fireside boma to wine cellar tastings. The only private concession in Akagera, conservation is, happily, at its heart, with thousands of new animals introduced over the past few years due to the region's constant conservation and anti-poaching efforts.

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Over the past nine years, this area has undergone a magnificent transformation, having reintroduced animals such as the Eastern Black rhino and lion through the camp's anti-poaching and conservation initiatives. And, it's all showcased on the likes of expertly-led safaris, guided walks and even night-time game drives, as well as private swamp cruises, fishing and birding excursions. Expect to see everything from leopard to elephant and over 500 species of bird, alongside one of Africa's highest hippo densities.

Dark-wood features and chic bathrooms look out from just six tented suites, each with a sprawling private deck that offers panoramic lake views. Alongside the forest-surrounded pool and a well-stocked wine cellar, take advantage of the contemporary, stylish lounge for sundowners before heading to the outdoor boma and enjoying local, gourmet dining around the fire.

With 1,500 new animals introduced over just two years, conservation lies front and centre at Magashi. Not only is it the sole 100% solar-powered Wilderness Safaris camp, it's also plastic-free, and has contributed to projects like lion research and leopard tracking as well as empowering local communities.

Just a three-hour drive from Kigali, we recommend a stay at Magashi Camp before or after a stay at Wilderness Safaris' Bisate Lodge in Volcanoes National Park, where six luxe villas provide the ideal base for an iconic gorilla tracking experience.


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