Wilderness Safaris reopens two properties in Rwanda

Wilderness Safaris has reopened two of its properties in Rwanda after the destination confirmed it would be opening its borders to international travellers once again following the coronavirus pandemic.

The luxury Africa specialist has started welcoming guests to Bistate Lodge at Volcanoes National Park (pictured), and will open its doors to Magashi Camp in Akagera National Park at the end of September.

“Our experienced teams at both Bisate and Magashi are thrilled to be welcoming guests back to these extraordinary locations once again, and to offer life-changing experiences – from the minute guests arrive in Rwanda until they return safely home”, said Wilderness Safaris Rwanda managing director, Rob Baas.

“As people rethink how they travel going forward, we strongly believe that the luxury of space and the ability to explore pristine wilderness areas in relative privacy, makes journeys to Bisate and Magashi some of the most appealing options for travel during this time.

“Furthermore, it is through these journeys to Rwanda’s pristine wilderness areas that we are able to continue conserving precious intact ecosystems and biodiversity, while supporting local communities at the same time.”

Wilderness Safaris said the small size of Bistate and Magashi, which both comprise just six suites, made them ideal for social distancing, while a private guide and vehicle further reduced contact with others.

In line with the Rwandan government’s Covid-19 guidelines, all staff working at Bistate and Magashi will be tested for the virus every two weeks. 

“It is exciting to have resumed operations and to have already received such positive feedback from our guests at Bisate,” Baas added.

“It is not only great news for our staff to start working again, but also positive for our neighbouring communities, who largely rely on the tourism industry.”

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