Akagera National Park Rwanda Safari : Akagera National Park is among the best and the only wildlife savannah tourist destinations you can visit while in Rwanda. Akagera national park is located in the eastern part of the country and covering an area of 2500 square kilometers. This national park has a permanent source of water that is, the Akagera River named after the park. Below we have briefly talked about some of the interesting activities you can engage in when you visit this park

Akagera National Park Rwanda Safari

Game Drives

One of the best ways to explore the beauty of this park is by taking a game drive. These are very exciting and will offer you an opportunity to see some of the different animals that live in this park including: elephants, buffaloes, monkeys, giraffes, zebras, leopards, lions, baboons and several types of antelopes. During these game drives, you are guided by a highly skilled and knowledgeable guide who will provide you with information about different wildlife in the park.

Guided Nature Walks

You can also enjoy a nature walk that will also be led by a tour guide as you traverse the different forest paths during which you will come close to the greatly varied fauna of this park. You will see various tree species, a number of medicinal plants, birds and a few primates. It is a very educational and exciting experience.

Akagera National Park Rwanda Safari
Guided nature walks in akagera national park

Nocturnal (Night Game Drives)

Akagera National Park is among the very few game parks in East Africa in which night-time game drives can be conducted. With the help of powerful spotlights you will be able to see the animals; its n odd but very exciting Rwanda Wildlife Safari experience. You may actually have an opportunity to see some animals that are a bit challenging to see during the day such as bush babies, leopards, civets and hyenas.

Bird Watching:

Akagere national park prides in a variety of bird species with a bird list of more than 520 recorded bird species within its boundaries. With this long list of birds even the inexperienced will be able to spot a number of them. Some of the species here include: the shoebill stork and the papyrus gonolek.

Sport fishing experiences

Travellers’ can choose to take a fishing trip during which you will set out catfish or tilapia. This activity is conducted on Lake Shakani. It is also very exciting and worth enjoying on your Rwanda Safari. During the fishing trips you will hear several water birds singing by the lakeshore, and hippos vigorously snorting. In case you visit during an ongoing fishing tournament, you can also participate in it if you wish to and with excellent angling skill.

Boat Cruises  

Inside Akagera National Park, there are exciting boat riding trips a very amazing way to explore the beauty of Rwanda. These trips are conducted on Lake Ihema which has one of the biggest numbers of hippos in Rwanda together with several crocodiles. On the shores of this lake you may see some elephants drinking water and cooling off in the shallow water, plus several water birds.

In summary, the above article entails some of the activities one can engage in while on an akagera national park Rwanda safari

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