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Where to see the Big Five animals in Rwanda. Rwanda is one of the best countries in East Africa to see the Big 5 animals. For many years across Africa including Rwanda big game hunting has drastically reduced the numbers of Big 5 animals which include Africa Lion, African Leopard, African Elephant, Cape Buffaloes and Rhinos but Rwanda’s Akagera National Park is rapidly recovering from this with the reintroduction of Lions in 2015 and black rhinos in 2017.
Where to see the Big Five animals in Rwanda, In Rwanda the Big 5 animals can only be seen in Akagera National Park. Other notable Savannah animals to see in this park include the topi, hippos, crocodiles, warthogs, eland, zebra, serval cats, duiker, impala, black masked civet, reedbuck, hyena, waterbuck, mongoose bush pigs, giraffe, side-stripped jackal, Klipspringer, Sitatungas, Antelopes and roan antelope. Among the primate species include vervet monkeys, blue monkeys, olive baboons and bush-babies.
Accommodation where to stay during Big Five safari in Rwanda
Lodge options to stay in during the safari to see Big Five animals in Rwanda range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Lodge options include Akagera Game Lodge, Ruzizi Tented Camp, Karenga Bush Camp, Dereva Hotel and Magashi Camp among others.
What is the best time to see Big Five animals in Rwanda?
Seeing Big Five animals in Rwanda is done throughout the year and the best time is during the dry season months of June to September and December to March. During this time there are fewer rains and the bushes are not fully grown making the sighting and seeing them is easy.
How to get to Akagera National Park to see the Big Five animals
Akagera National Park can be accessed by air and road. The drive will take you about 3 hours from Kigali to get to the park. There are scheduled flights from Kigali to the park organized by Akagera Aviation.
Why book with us your safari to Rwanda to see the big 5 animals
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