Let’s travel together.

Fun packed Akagera National Park, Rwanda

Exploring the beauty of Akagera National Park in Rwanda


The rugged terrain of Akagera National Park in North Eastern Rwanda illuminates the beauty of Rwanda’s wilderness in the most unexpected ways.

It is in these varied terrains of the park that wild has found life in the largest protected wetland in Central Africa. Akagera National Park is the only place in Africa with the last surviving savannah-adapted species.

Established in 1934, the park lies at the Rwandan-Tanzanian border and springs to life with swamps and small lakes whose water flow into the scenic River Kagera.

Akagera has one of the best game drives experience in Rwanda due to the scenic nature and wide range of wildlife including buffalos, elands, topis, Maasai giraffes, monkeys, leopards, hyenas and serval cats. For long game drives, visitors enjoy picnic lunch in the wild.

The park also offers a 2-hour night game drive to the delight of carnival enthusiasts. Leopards and hyenas are usually on the prowl during the night hunting down their prey.

Bird lovers will surely have an exhilarating experience at the park with over 520 species of birds. 

A wide selection of migratory birds, forest birds and savannah birds live in the park. The highlight of bird watching at Akagera National Park is in sighting the rare papyrus gonolex which lives in swamps and the swamp flycatcher and shoebill stork.

In one of the small lakes within the park – Lake Shakani – fishing is the main activity here. It gives a once-in-a-lifetime chance to visitors to fish in the hippo-infested Lake Shakani during fishing tournaments.

Boat Safaris in Lake Ihema is the epitome of real adventure at Akagera National Park. The lake has the largest concentration of hippos in East Africa as well as crocodiles seen from the shores of the lake. Elephants stroll the shores of the lake as they quench their thirst.

Read more:
A tour to the world’s Largest Desert Lake -The Jade Sea

Unmasking Lake Naivasha, Kenya


Facebook Comments

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to our Weekly Newsletter
Join Our Newsletter
Give it a try, you can unsubscribe anytime.

To help personalize content, tailor and measure adverts, this site uses cookies as described in our Privacy Policy. By clicking on/or navigating the site, you agree to allow us to collect information through cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time.

Cookie settings

Below you can choose which kind of cookies you allow on this website. Click on the "Save cookie settings" button to apply your choice.

FunctionalOur website uses functional cookies. These cookies are necessary to let our website work.

AnalyticalOur website uses analytical cookies to make it possible to analyze our website and optimize for the purpose of a.o. the usability.

Social mediaOur website places social media cookies to show you 3rd party content like YouTube and FaceBook. These cookies may track your personal data.

AdvertisingOur website places advertising cookies to show you 3rd party advertisements based on your interests. These cookies may track your personal data.

OtherOur website places 3rd party cookies from other 3rd party services which aren't Analytical, Social media or Advertising.