At a Glance
- The six tented suites overlooking Lake Rwanyakazinga and the surrounding rolling hills
- The high population density of leopards and exclusive access to Akagera National Park
- The convivial, warm atmosphere fostered by the staff and expert safari guides
- The chance to pair gorilla trekking with safari for a jam-packed Rwanda itinerary
Magashi is a spectacular solution to Rwanda's growing need for a luxury safari lodge and a country-wide travel circuit. With six tented suites perched right at the water's edge of Lake Rwanyakazinga, Wilderness Magashi brings a fresh, high-design hotel to Akagera National Park.
With an emphasis on collaboration with local communities and conservation education, Magashi not only serves its guests, but also its surroundings: the property is even working to introduce black rhinoceroses to the concession. The game-viewing here feels special, and Magashi also offers night game drives, which are ideal for viewing the nocturnal leopard population.
The lodge's public spaces and tents are separated by elevated, wooden walkways, giving guests enough distance to feel secluded, and enough proximity to feel connected. There's a small, lakeside pool for tanning and a quick dip, as well as a lovely fire pit for sundowners and post-dinner cocktails. The interiors are inspired by, and decorated with, local Rwandan furnishings, and there's a rich sense of place beyond the sweeping, panoramic views overlooking the lake. Magashi serves both traditional Rwandan cuisine and typical resort fare with accompanying storytelling and singing from the staff, creating an intimate shared experience with guests.
Who Should Stay
Safari-lovers looking for a rewarding game-viewing experience in Rwanda. Magashi is an excellent property to visit before or after gorilla trekking in Rwanda or Uganda.
Written by Avery Carmichael