Akagera National Park Rwanda – Wildlife Safaris Rwanda

Akagera National Park Rwanda is an African Wildlife Safari destination to adventure on a Rwanda tour. While on Rwanda Safaris tour trips to Rwanda’s Akagera National Park Rwanda you will encounter animals like African Bush Elephants, Buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, and many more.

Set at a relatively low altitude on the border with Tanzania, Akagera National Park is different than the cultivated hills that characterize much of Rwanda.

Dominated scenically by the labyrinth of swamps and lakes that follow the meandering course of the Akagera River, the most remote source of the Nile, this is archetypal African savannah landscape of tangled acacia woodland interspersed with open grassland. Created in 1934 it covers an area of 2.500 km.

Species to see in Akagera National Park Rwanda.

Akagera offers big game viewing, with herds of elephants and buffaloes emerging from the woodland to drink at the lakes, then other mammals include leopards, spotted hyenas, and lions.

Giraffes and zebras haunt the savannah, and more than a dozen types of antelope inhabit the park, most commonly the chestnut-coated impala, but also the oribi and bushbuck, as well as the ungainly tsessebe and the world’s largest antelope, the statuesque Cape eland.

The lakes of Akagera national park Rwanda are inhabited by hippos and crocodiles, apart from some of the continent’s densest concentrations of waterbirds. The connecting marshes are the haunt of the endangered and exquisite papyrus gonolek, and the bizarre shoebill stork.

Activities in Akagera National Park Rwanda

Lake Ihema boat safaris

Boat cruises are offered daily on Lake Ihema which is one of the largest lakes in the country. The boat trip in Akagera lasts one hour and is led by experienced guides who take you across the lake.

You will meander along the forest-fringed shores in hope of seeing some animals and bird species. Some of the animal and bird species that can be spotted include hippos, crocodiles, herds of buffalo along the shores, the African fish eagle, crowned cranes, Carruther’s Cisticola, shoebill stork. The boat cruise helps you discover the birdlife and aquatic species in the wetland marshes.

Wildlife tours in Akagera National Park Rwanda

During Akagera National Park wildlife tours Rwanda game drives tourists are accompanied by knowledgeable driver guides. Always ensure to remain in the safari car all through the game drive. For long game drives, carry snacks and enough drinking water.

A very scenic and beautiful land of a thousand hills, Rwanda is one of the increasingly popular African safari destinations. Known as a small and beautiful country formed of several scenic hills, the country may not be that typical African safari destination but is still home to several wild species that can be spotted on safari.

Other activities that can be done during a safari in Rwanda include gorilla trekking, golden monkey trekking and hiking in the Volcanoes National Park, chimpanzee trekking, canopy walks, and nature walks in Nyungwe Forest National Park, birding in all of the parks, and cultural tours. Other East African safaris include Uganda safaris, Tanzania safaris, and Kenya safari tours.

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