Akagera National Park | Rwanda Wildlife Safari
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Akagera National Park is situated in the north eastern part of Rwanda along its national border with neighboring Tanzania.
It covers 1,200 sq km and comprises mainly of small lakes, swamps and the renowned River Kagera that flows along the eastern park border; and it’s after this river that this park was named.
Akagera National Park was established in 1934 to protect Rwanda’s wildlife and covered 2,500 sq km. however in 1997; its area was reduced to almost 50% its initial size to create room for relocated refugees..
Today the Park is managed by the Park management and African Parks which have jointly worked really tirelessly to revive the park’s glory which you can see on your Rwanda Wildlife Safari.
What to do in Akagera National Park
Bird Watching in Akagera, Rwanda Birding Safari
This is among the best places to have a Rwanda Birding Safari. It has a bird list of over 520 birds which can be during our game drives. This includes: seven Afro-tropical Highlands biome, 44 raptor-species and a Guinea Congo Forests-biome species
Akagera Boat Rides
While in Akagera, our Bout Ride Safaris offer the best opportunity view the different water-birds such as the uncommon shoebill storks, marabou storks, the African fish eagles as well as the crowned cranes, in addition to different wildlife. It’s a totally different and exciting unique experience.
Akagera Game Drives, Rwanda Wildlife Safari
this park has the highest diversity of wildlife-habitats that shelter a large number of different animals including lions, giraffes, oribi, Burchall’s zebras, impalas, spotted hyenas, sitatunga (though, Elands, topi, elephants as well as buffaloes.
Elephants in Akagera National Park
In 1975, 26 elephants were shifted into Akagera National Park from Bugesera – Kigali, these 7 year old elephants included 14 males and 12 females. Of these, just 3 were habituated and these included Mutware-the Chief, Mwiza and Hélico; while the rest remained wild. With time, Mwiza and Hélico followed the wild elephants leaving Muware to remain in a solitary life.
Best time to Visit Akagera National Park | Akagera – Weather
Akagera Park in the day experiences temperature between 22°C & 27°C and in the night these drop between 16°C – 21°C. it experiences two dry seasons that starts in July up to September an in January. On the other hand it rains almost every day.
The best time to visit Akagera National Park is in the dry seasons; always avoid traveling in the rainy months of December, March and April
Where to Stay in Akagera National Park, Accommodation
The park offers a number accommodation facilities ranging from the luxury, mid range and budget facilities that offer great accommodation facilities. Among these are:
Akagera Game Lodge
Ruzizi Tented Lodge