Bordering Tanzania in eastern Rwanda, Akagera National Park is one of the oldest national parks in Africa; central Africa’s largest protected wetland and the last refuge for savannah-adapted species in the country, encompassing a broad range of habitats, including open plains, woodlands, lakes, swamps and grassy low mountains.
A troubled past saw Akagera’s thriving wilderness decimated by hunting and poaching in the aftermath of Rwanda’s civil war, but today the park is the scene of a major ongoing conservation project, and extensive restoration alongside the recent reintroduction of lions and black rhinos has transformed the park into an amazing safari success story.
These are a selection of lodges that we feel combine well for this journey. However we do also have a range of options to consider in each region, and can tailor them to you preference.
Featuring architecture and interiors which pay homage to traditional Rwandan culture, Magashi Camp is situated in the diverse north-eastern corner of Akagera National Park. Just six spacious and airy tents enjoy uninterrupted views over scenic Lake Rwanyakazinga. Teeming with plains game and home to one of Africa’s highest hippo densities, large crocodiles, the rare sitatunga and a plethora of birdlife, Akagera boasts a healthy population of lion which were introduced in 2015 after a 20-year absence; black rhino were reintroduced in 2017.