Akagera National Park, For anyone interested in wildlife viewing, Rwanda’s Akagera national park is the one place to go, and it’s known as Rwanda’s only savannah park located in the Eastern part of Rwanda next to the border with Tanzania.
Game viewing is superb, games to see during a game drive in the park include elephants, buffaloes, lions, elephants, hyenas, antelope species, warthogs, hippos, among many others and Akagera is the only park where you can do day or night game drives. Game drives are guided by experienced guides who will give you informative information on any species of animal that come on the way.
Other safari activities worth doing while at the park include boat safaris on the lake which gives a great chance to see several species of animals that live and feed on the lake including hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, and birds can also be seen along the shoreline.
Hiking, fishing, birding, village visits are among the interesting safari activities one should not miss while in the park and you will be able to stay in one of two lodges that are located within the park.
The relatively warm and low-lying plains of Akagera comprise savannah, woodland, wetland and a dozen lakes. In partnership with African Parks, we aim to transform the National Park into a world-class location to experience a safari.
The largely open expanse is ideal for game viewing, and we are taking steps to ensure the Big Five roam the park in greater numbers over the course of time.
Since 2010 we have cut poaching to an all time low, with the introduction of a helicopter, a canine unit and rhino trackers.
A family of lions from South Africa is settling in well, and breeding successfully, and 18 eastern black rhinos have also been reintroduced.