Akagera National Park Rwanda
Akagera National Park is found in Rwanda, situated in the north eastern part of the country sharing border with Tanzania. In 2010, a joint venture with African Parks helped the park to regain it’s glories after it had been re-allocated as farms in 1934.
Akagera Park got it’s name from Akagera River that flows along its eastern boundary and feeds into a labyrinth of lakes of which the largest is Lake Ihema. The forest fringed lakes, papyrus swamps, savannah plains and rolling highlands combine to make Akagera amongst the most scenic of reserves anywhere in Africa. It has exceptional levels of biodiversity and forms the largest protected wetland in central Africa.
Akagera National Park is a home to large plains game species as well as species restricted to the papyrus swamps such as the Sitatunga and the sought-after Shoebill Stork. Notable plains game include elephant, buffalo, topi, zebra, waterbuck, roan antelope and eland. Other antelope are duiker, oribi, bohor reedbuck, klipspringer, bushbuck and impala. Of the primates, olive baboons, vervets and the secretive blue monkey are seen during the day, with bushbabies often seen on night drives.
Larger predators including the king of the jungle the Lion that was re-introduced to the park in 2015, leopards, hyenas and side-striped jackals. Plans are underway for the reintroduction of the black rhino to the park to make Akagera Park the big 5 National park.
What to do in Akagera National Park
Boat Trip on Lake Iheme, Game drive viewing, Bird watching and Fishing
Accommodation in Akagera Park
-Akagera Game Lodge
-Ruzizi Tented Lodge
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