Perched atop a working tea plantation, the exclusive Magashi Camp is a one-of-a-kind setting with a front-row view over Lake Rwanyakazinga towards the Mutumba Mountains in Akagera National Park.
As the only camp in Rwanda situated in a national park, Magashi is utterly unique. From an elevated position, their six heavenly tents offer uninterrupted views over Lake Rwanyakazinga, where hippo, crocodile and elephant bulls are regular sightings. Down on the western side, waterbuck, impala and warthog can be seen grazing, while eland populate the lakeshore along the eastern side. Three tents sit either side of the central dining and bar area, pool and central firepit, with connecting wooden walkways running between them. The architecture and beautiful interiors pay homage to traditional Rwandan culture with the added gleam of wood and industrial-chic design.
Plastic-free and 100% solar powered, Magashi is pioneering sustainable and authentic ecotourism in Rwanda. The goal is to help conserve the country’s last protected savannah ecosystem, and species like black rhino and the rare and elusive shoebill, while driving the park towards economic self-sufficiency.
Magashi run daily game drives, nature walks and boating in swamp cruisers, which is by far the best way to view the water birds and many other aquatic animals around Lake Rwanyakazinga.