Rwanda is well known for its primate credentials, though to visit the country only to observe gorillas - magnificent as they are - does it a great disservice. The reintroduction of black rhino and lion to Akagera National Park makes this corner of Rwanda a 'Big Five' destination and it perfectly complements the rugged volcanic terrain of Virunga and Volcanoes National Parks. Magashi Camp, set on the shores of Lake Rwanyakazinga, occupies a spectacularly diverse area of Akagera National Park. Safaris here are uncrowded. Nocturnal wildlife can be observed - and heard - on night game drives, and the camp's eight-seater swamp cruiser is ideal for watching aquatic life on the lake, including the remarkable shoebill stork that derives its name from its enormous bill. The plains teem with game, with regular sightings of buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, zebra, topi, impala, spotted hyena and waterbuck.
The luxury safari camp has six spacious tented guest rooms, all of which enjoy uninterrupted views over Lake Rwanyakazinga. The well-appointed lounge, dining, bar area, wine cellar and swimming pool make up the main area of Magashi Camp, designed in keeping with traditional Rwandan culture. Guests can watch wildlife from the expansive viewing deck and enjoy evenings around the welcoming fire pit.