Are you planning to visit Rwanda for a wildlife safari in Akagera National Park Rwanda? Akagera national park is the serene wilderness and calm of safari, is the only game Park in Rwanda where you can do wildlife viewing. The Park is located in Eastern region and gives you the opportunity to spot the Big Five wildlife in Rwanda. Buffaloes and elephants are most common, but leopards are observed with increasing frequency on night game drives, and lion and black rhino’s population is growing. Other wildlife that you can film include includes Maasai giraffe, Burchell’s zebra, warthog, olive baboon, vervet monkey, hippo, impala, Defassa waterbuck, bushbuck, common duiker, eland, topi, Bohor reedbuck, oribi, roan antelope, klipspringer and the secretive semi-aquatic sitatunga. Spotted hyena, genet, civet, white-tailed mongoose, bush baby, elephant-shrew and various species of owl and nightjar are often seen on night drives which you can opt to have night productions as well.
Akagera National Park was founded in 1934 and includes savannah, montane and swamp habitats. The park is named for the Kagera River which flows along its eastern boundary feeding into Lake Ihema and several smaller lakes. The complex system of lakes and linking papyrus swamps makes up over a third of the park, which is the largest protected wetland in Eastern-Central Africa. There are about 480 bird species in Akagera National park.
What to do in Akagera National Park Rwanda?
Boat cruise on Lake Ihema
On a boat trip on Lake Ihema found in Akagera national park is real Paradise ideal for your holiday, you will be able to see its large pods of hippos, Nile crocodiles and abundant water birds on the island in the middle of the lake. Contact us to plan your visit to Akagera National Park for unforgettable wildlife experiences and exceptional cruising worth spending your holiday here.
Game drives/ Wildlife Viewing.
Akagera National Park is a top holiday destination in Rwanda and wildlife viewing is one of the highlights of African safari experiences you will get. Akagera National Park Rwanda is once again home to the Big Five, following the reintroduction of seven lions in 2015 – which bred successfully and doubled in number within a year as well as 18 Eastern black rhinos in 2017. Other animals found in Akagera include Leopard, hyena and side-striped jackal make up the larger predators in the park. Notable plains game include elephant, buffalo, topi, zebra, waterbuck, roan antelope and eland. Other antelope are duiker, oribi, bohor reedbuck, klipspringer, bushbuck and impala. Primates can also be seen in the Park such as olive baboons, vervets and the secretive blue monkey are seen during the day, with bush babies often seen on night drives
For holiday makers interested in Birds, Akagera National Park is an important ornithological site with 525 bird species. The rare and elusive shoebill shares the papyrus with other rarities such as the exquisite papyrus gonolek and countless other water birds that inhabit the wetlands in large numbers. The range restricted Red-faced barbet is probably the most sought-after bird and should be easy to find around Akagera game Lodge and Muyumbu campsite. Other range restricted species and highlights include Northern Brown-throated Weaver; Papyrus Gonolek; White-Winged Swamp Warbler; Carruthers’s Cisticola, White-collared Oliveback, and Grey-crowned Cranes. The park is also home to good populations of raptors and large numbers of water birds. Wake up to the beautiful sounds of Birds in Akagera National Park
Cultural and community Experiences
African community encounter will complete your holiday experience here, you will also have a cultural experience of the traditions and cultures of the local people, Learn about milking cows and traditions around cattle and milk on a farm in the Eastern Province; or spend time with banana beer and honey artisans to see how local products are made. All revenues generated by these visits are shared with members of the communities you visit.
How to get to Akagera National Park.
Akagera national park is located in the north Eastern region of Rwanda about 110 Kilometers from Kigali the capital of Rwanda, which is approximately 3hour drive. It is beautiful park with lush green scenery and lots of wildlife and birds to see. We do provide 4×4 Vehicles with open roof, having professional driver guide and drinking water for your great game safari in Akagera National Park.
Where to stay in Akagera National Park on your holiday
The serenity and calmness with the most luxury lodges offer an ideal escape to enjoy a holiday. Lodges in Akagera National Park range provide complimentary services, Luxury options include Akagera Game Lodge, Akagera Rhino Lodge and Ruzizi Tented Camp. The prices range from USD200 to USD300 per person per night. They have great hospitality, clean rooms, VIP rooms and all have put in place the set SOPs for prevention of the spread of the corona virus and all are ensuring safety and health of their clients.
The Midrange lodge options at Akagera National Park include Magashi camp, Dereva Hotel and Akagera Bush Lodge.
Why book with us your safari in Akagera National Park
Eco Adventure Safaris offers amazing Africa holiday experiences to Akagera National Park and Rwanda as a destination for the past years. Contact us here for our discounted packages and also tailor made gorilla trips, birding, cultural experiences and golden monkey tracking, gorilla trekking, Wildlife viewing among others. Our magic in organizing authentic experience stems from the fact that we have overtime assembled a team mixed with young and energetic staff guided by well experienced Team and passionate about what they do. Eco Adventure Safaris is highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor to help you learn on the experiences of the other travelers who have traveled with us to Rwanda.