Rwanda

Akagera

Embracing riverine forests, lakes, hills and open plains, Rwanda’s Akagera National Park is the archetypal East African safari experience, and a haven for wildlife.


Wilderness Akagera Magashi Lake
Wilderness Akagera Wildlife Lion

Akagera National Park

Wake up to a soundtrack of birdsong and wildlife, and feel the pulsing beat of this iconic Rwandan region. Go in search of Akagera’s exceptional animals: lions, rhinos, leopards, hippos and elephants are just some of the species that call the park home. All yours to discover from Magashi, our luxurious safari camp situated on the shore of Lake Rwanyakazinga.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Akagera National Park at a glance

The restoration of Akagera’s habitat over the past few decades is nothing short of remarkable. From eliminating poaching, to reintroducing species such as lion, and black and white rhino, wildlife numbers have grown exponentially. Today, the park is Africa’s largest protected wetland and the last remaining refuge for savannah-adapted species in Rwanda.

Key Facts

Akagera key facts

Discover interesting facts about Akagera and the adventures that await on your Rwandan safari. Within Akagera National Park we have exclusive-use access to 6,000 hectares of wild land. Our intimate safari camp, Magashi, is tucked away on the banks of Akagera’s picturesque Lake Rwanyakazinga, an exceptionally beautiful base from which to explore the park.

GEOGRAPHIC SIZE

1,122km²

BIRD SPECIES

+/- 520

MAMMAL SPECIES

+/- 80

BEST TIME TO VISIT

All year round

WILDERNESS CAMPS

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Habitats

Wildlife

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THINGS TO DO

Remote, exclusive Akagera

With just six luxury safari tents, Magashi offers an intimate setting from which to explore the wildlife-rich plains of Akagera. Feel the steady beat of adrenaline as you watch a lioness stalk prey. Listen to the growls, squeals and chatter around you. The thrill of catch-and-release fishing for tilapia and evenings by the fire, sharing ‘catch of the day’ stories with friends old and new.

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Explore camps in Akagera

Looking for a remote adventure? Immerse yourself in the wilderness at Magashi. Situated in the phenomenally diverse north-eastern corner of Akagera National Park, Magashi is named after the peninsula on which it stands. The camp overlooks a beautiful lake and is home to one of Africa’s highest hippo densities, some very large crocodiles and many other iconic African wildlife species.

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JOURNAL

Akagera featured stories

Dreaming of a luxury safari in Rwanda? Read our featured stories about Akagera’s wilderness. Watch our thrilling videos of the wildlife you can encounter, and explore from our intimate luxury safari camp, Magashi. Coffee hot? Comfortable? Enjoy.
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Wilderness Magashi newsletter – January 2024

Magashi experienced another nicely wet and humid month.

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Nicole Mathesie

15.02.2024

Wilderness Magashi Newsletter – December 2023

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16.01.2024

Wilderness Magashi Newsletter – November 2023

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20.12.2023

Let’s plan your next journey

Ready?

When we say we’re there every step of the way, we mean it, literally. From planning the perfect circuit, to private inter-camp transfers on Wilderness Air, and easing you through Customs. We’re with you on the ground, at your side, 24-7, from start to finish. Ready to take the road less travelled? Contact our Travel Designers to plan an unforgettable journey.