Akagera National Park
The 2500 square kilometers of mostly Savannah area that makeup Akagera National Park in eastern Rwanda. The Kagera River, which runs along Tanzania’s eastern border with Rwanda, is the source of the park’s name. Lake Ihema and several smaller lakes in and near the park are fed by the river.
The park preserves an acacia and bush-covered African Savannah habitat with swaths of open grassland and a dozen swamp lakes. It creates a sizable protected wetland and boasts outstanding levels of biodiversity. The majority of the huge animals can only be seen at Akagera National Park, which is Rwanda’s sole Savannah national park.
ACTIVITIES IN AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK
Akagera National Park, one of Rwanda's Big-5 Game Parks, offers a variety of landscapes from the rest of the nation.
There are also lovely huge savanna grasslands, lovely slopes, candelabra bliss trees, lakes filled with crocodiles, and a large population of hippos. In addition to the large Eland Antelopes, Bohor Reedbucks, Oribi, Common Duiker, and Klipspringer, Akagera National Park is also home to Maasai Giraffes, Burchell Zebras, Rhinos, Elephants, Buffaloes, and numerous species of antelopes, including the semi-aquatic Sitatunga Antelopes and the semi-aquatic Defassa Waterbuck.
AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK'S SPECIES OF BIRD
Nature hikes and game drives
Lake Ihema boating safaris
In East Africa, boating safaris are typically the highlight of a park visit, and this is also true of the boating safari on Lake Ihema in Akagera National Park.
The very enormous crocodiles that you will see around the lake’s banks are also impressive sights. Lake Ihema is home to one of East Africa’s highest concentrations of hippos.
While on a boat safari on Lake Ihema, you will also likely see a Shoebill Stork among the myriad other water birds that you will see.