Fly-in Magashi Camp (Akagera Special Interest)

Masai Giraffes Helicopter Safari (Akagera National Park Rwanda)

Explore Akagera on land & in air. It is only at Akagera NP that one can have game drives in Rwanda. Combining the visit of the park and helicopter transfer will give on an edge of luxury and an opportunity to see the best of what the country has to offer.

This tour also offers first hand experience of the country’s journey towards conservation and development. An ideal opportunity to combine an extraordinary gorilla experience with a spectacular savannah safari at Magashi Camp. 

Magashi Camp is situated in the productive and phenomenally diverse north-eastern corner of Akagera National Park, overlooking beautiful Lake Rwanyakazinga. Six spacious and airy tents offer uninterrupted views over Lake Rwanyakazinga, while Magashi’s main area comprises a luxurious lounge, dining and bar area, pool, and expansive viewing deck with a convivial fire pit. The architecture and interiors pay homage to traditional Rwandan culture.

Magashi – the only exclusive-use area in Akagera – also harbours a good density of leopard.  

See the Magashi video.



Parks & Places:
Discover Kigali
Discover Akagera NP

Special interest:
Wildlife Viewing


HIGH-END (****): Kigali Serena Hotel & Magashi Camp

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Kigali Airport - Akagera: 00h35.

  • Itinerary
    Fly-in Magashi Camp (Akagera National Park)

    Day 01: Arrival in Kigali
    Day 02: Transfer to Akagera NP by helicopter - Game drive & Sunset boat trip
    Day 03: Full day game drives
    Day 04: Sunrise boat trip an Transfer to Kigali for departure

  • Day 01
    Arrival in Kigali

    You will be met with your driver-guide who will transfer you to your hotel. 

    Depending on the time you arrive, a city tour may be arranged. During the city tour, you will learn the history of the country from the museums or the Genocide Memorial center and witness the city’s transformation through architectural as well as artistic developments.

    Dinner & overnight at your accommodation

  • Day 02
    Transfer to Akagera by helicopter - Game drive & Sunset boat trip

    After an early breakfast, your driver-guide will pick you up for the drive to the airport from where you fly to Magashi Camp in Akagera NP.  From here, all services will be handled by the team at Magashi camp.

    You will be received by a representative from Magashi Camp where you will be spending your night.

    After check-in, you set out on a game drive in search of the day’s sightings. You return to the camp for a hot lunch and then you have some time to relax and enjoy the facility. After high tea, you will set out on a boat cruise on Lake Ihema. The boat cruise is excellent for bird viewing  and also water animals such as crocodiles and hippos. 

    On your way, back we embark on a night game drive as you search for the nocturnal animals especially the leopards. During this game drive, you will have the assistance of a qualified leopard tracker.

    Dinner & overnight at Magashi Camp

    Thanks to the efforts of African Parks who took over management of the park in partnership with the Rwanda Development Board, Akagera NP has seen the reintroduction of animals that had gone extinct. About 20 years, Akagera NP was in terrible state and totally run down.

    In addition, African parks has reduced poaching by overwhelming the law enforcement and to reduce human-wildlife interactions, a solar powered predator-proof fence was constructed around the park.

  • Day 03
    Full day game drives

    You have the entire day to explore the park. Magashi has an exclusive-use area and is located not far from the Kilala Plain where most game can be found. Expect to see giraffes, buffaloes, Impala, Waterbuck, topi, elephants. Enjoy the African wilderness and the savannah grasslands and over 400 bird species have been recorded in the park.

    Visit the rhino boma. It was not until 2017 that black rhinos were re-introduced in the park. During your game you search for the lions that were re-introduced in 2015. Magashi Camp has telemetry equipment for monitoring lions.

    You can end your day with another game drive.

    Meals & overnight at your accommodation

  • Day 04
    Sunrise boat trip an Transfer to Kigali for departure

    Your last day in the park, today you have an option of a game drive, a birding or fishing trip.The fishing is operated on a catch and release policy and can be arranged for those interested. The game drive will take you to the Kilala plains where ther is always something new to see. 

    You will return to your accommodation for a hot lunch and then fly back to Kigali and connect with your departure flight.

    Magashi - Outside view of Tent - Wilderness Safaris (Akagera Rwanda)
    Magashi - Outside view bedroom - Wilderness Safaris (Akagera Rwanda)
    Magsihi - View bathroom - Wilderness Safaris (Akagera Rwanda)
    Magashi - Living room - Wilderness Safaris (Akagera Rwanda)
    Magashi - fireplace - Wilderness Safaris (Akagera Rwanda)
    Magashi - dining - Wilderness Safaris (Akagera Rwanda)
    Magashi camp - Wilderness Safaris (Akagera Rwanda)

Your lifetime experience

This safari idea can be tailor-made to create a unique holiday for you. With our intimate knowledge of both Rwanda and Uganda, we look forward to designing and organizing a personalised and memorable holiday.

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The Tour package includes: Return helicopter flight to Akagera, Airport transfers, accommodation, all meals, plenty of mineral water, the services of a driver-guide, all park and entry fees, all activities as per programme: Game drives and boats trips in Akagera NP. 

It Excludes: International airline ticket, beverages, tips, visas and personal expenses. 

What to bring with you? Money for your personal expenses, outfit with adapted colours for wildlife observation, good walking shoes, raingear, a few long-sleeve shirts, slippers, sweater for cool evenings, sun protection: hat, sunglasses, sun cream, video/photo camera, a 200 mm or longer telepholens is very usefull, reserve batteries, films and a torch.

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