Akagera National Park
Akagera National Park is situated North East of Rwanda close to the Tanzanian Border covering an area of 1,122 kms2 offering remarkable Wildlife Safari Tours to all travelers from all over the globe. The Park was named after the prominent Akagera River that flows along the Eastern Boundary pouring its waters into the vast stunning Lake Ihema.
It comprises of Papyrus swamps, Savannah Plains, Forest Fringed Lakes, Rolling Highlands, as well as Biodiversity. The Park inhabits numerous wildlife species and these include; elephant, buffalo, topi, zebra, waterbuck, roan antelope, eland, duiker, oribi, bohor reedbuck, klipspringer, bushbuck and impala as well as primates like the baboons, vervet, blue monkeys and bush babies. Predators like the lions, hyenas, side stripped Jackal etc can be spotted.
Activities to do at Akagera National Park
Game drives are the most prominent safari activity carried out in Akagera National Park due to the number of wildlife animal species that inhabit the green Savannah grassland vegetation habitat. You will transfer along the various tracks in the park watching numerous wildlife animals wandering around the natural habitat and these include; elephant, buffalo, topi, zebra, waterbuck, roan antelope, eland, duiker, oribi, bohor reedbuck, klipspringer, bushbuck etc.
Boat cruises are also another safari activity carried out in Akagera National Park along the stunning Lake Ihema. You will drift along the forest fringed Lake edge watching Hippos, crocodiles as well as bird species. The Cruises are scheduled 4 times per day at 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm.
Sports Fishing is another safari activity carried in Akagera National Park and this is done along Lake Shakani which is located within the park. You will watch numerous species of birds, wildlife and if you lucky you will catch fish which you will prepare as a meal.
Bird watching is another safari activity travelers can take on in Akagera National Park due to the numerous species of birds that inhabit the savannah vegetation. The species include; the gorgeous lilac-breasted roller, the grey hornbill, the crested barbet, heuglin’s robin-chat, black headed gonalek and ross’s turaco etc. Avid Birders around the world should not miss out on visiting this amazing safari destination in Rwanda.