Rwanda National Parks

Rwanda currently has 3 national parks; Nyungwe Forest National Park, Volcanoes National Park and Akagera National Park. These National Parks are the center of Rwanda’s tourism and attracts thousands of tourists each and every year. The maintenance of Rwanda national park inclusive of the tourism facilities and infrastructure plus all marketing roles is handled by an association known as the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) that is also helped by the government. Each of the national parks harbors a separate tourism environment and a bunch of wildlife. Right next to Uganda and DRC, where Virungas volcanic mountain stretches is the famous Volcanoes National Park. Among all the national parks in Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park is the most regularly visited national park in the whole world besides being the oldest in the African continent. Along with the national parks in Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo, Volcanoes National Parks harbors the famous mountain gorillas, whose tally keeps rising each and every year. However, to view these mountain gorillas, tourists must purchase Gorilla Trekking permits which cost $650 per person and are limited implicating they have to be purchased in advance before the Gorilla Tracking activity.

Besides the other national parks, Nyungwe Forest National Park harbors a big array of chimpanzees plus other primates. East of Rwanda closing in on the biggest lake in Africa (Lake Victoria) and The republic of Tanzania, is Akagera National Park. This national park harbors an array of distict African fauna all wrapped in a savannah ecosystem. These include the elephant, giraffes, buffalos, zebra and more wildlife. In the previous years, Lions were also present in Akaera National park but gt wiped off through food poisoning during the era of the genocide. Apparently, Akagera National Park is fenced at the moment with an aim of allowing the reintroduction of lions which are being imported from South Africa since the year 2014.