Accommodation at Magashi peninsular

The accommodation at Magashi peninsular includes the newly established Magashi tented camp

Magashi Peninsular In Akagera National Park Rwanda

Magashi peninsular is an exclusive area in the northeastern side of Akagera national park in Rwanda. Magashi peninsular is the only site where you can find many leopards living and these can be seen while you are on your game drive in the park. The portion is also a good area for you to see several animals such as hippos, lions, crocodiles, black rhinos, antelopes, sitatungas, and many different bird species. Don’t miss out on the breathtaking views of lake Rwanyakazinga where a large concentration of hippos can be seen as well as the newly established Magashi tented camp set overlooking the beautiful lake.

Magashi peninsular extends to about 60 sq. km among which include the lake Rwanyakazinga. Magashi peninsular is a good area for game viewing and bird watching with opportunities for you to look out for the shoebill storks, hamerkop, red-faced barbets to mention but a few.

Wildlife species to look out at Magashi peninsular

The area is home to so many animals such as buffaloes, spotted hyenas, giraffes, topis, cape elands, impalas, lions, zebras, and different bird species among which include cattle egret, fish eagles, hamerkop to mention but a few.

Things to do around Magashi peninsular

Day and night game drives with a well-trained ranger guide from the park. A night game drives around Magashi peninsular gives you a chance to see nocturnal animals such as bush babies, civets, leopards, and several cats. A day game drive allows you to see animals such as buffaloes, lions, zebras, hyenas, rhinos, different antelopes, and several bird species.

A boat cruise around lake Rwanyakazinga gives you an opportunity to see water animals such as hippos and crocodiles as well as water birds like shoebill stork, red-faced barbets to mention but a few.

There are also guided nature walks around Magashi peninsular led by a ranger guide and this gives you a chance to see different bird species, plants, butterflies, mammals, and primates.

Other peninsular worth a visit in Akagera national park include Rumara peninsular, Kageyo peninsular, Nyampiki peninsular and each has something different to explore.

Accommodation at Magashi peninsular

The accommodation at Magashi peninsular includes the newly established Magashi tented camp, Ruzizi tented camp, Dereva hotel, Akagera game lodge, and other campsites e.g. Mutamba campsites, Shakani campsite, and many others.

Best time to visit Akagera national park

The dry season is considered to be the best time to explore Akagera national park of Rwanda. It happens in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January, and February. These months are characterized by little or no rainfall which makes the roads dry hence making it easy for tourists to pass through the trails while doing game viewing. The wet season is good for bird lovers and it starts in the month of March to May and again from October to November. The wet season has a lot of rainfall which makes the roads unpassable because of mad.

Getting to Akagera national park

The best way to access Akagera national park is by hiring a good and comfortable 4-wheel safari car. The journey from Kigali international airport to the park takes you about 2 – 3 hours. Akagera national park is located on the northeastern side of the country. Another way to get to Akagera national park is by using helicopter flights from Kigali international airport to Akagera within just 25 minutes using Akagera aviation.

Despite the high numbers of wildlife in Akagera national park, many tourists want to meet eye to eye with rare mountain gorillas in the volcanoes national park.

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