Boat Akagera Np Rwanda Development Board

Akagera Safaris

One of Africa’s oldest and most scenic savannah national parks, Rwanda’s only ‘Big Five’ protected area.

Boat Trip in Akagera National Park (Rwanda Development Board)

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Rwanda’s only remaining refuge for savannah-adapted species

Managed in conjunction with African Parks, Akagera is an excellent example of ongoing conservation and community efforts

Akagera is one of Africa’s oldest and most scenic savannah national parks, and today is Rwanda’s only ‘Big Five’ protected area. Despite is relatively small size, the park contains a decent number of habitats; from rolling hills and the savannah grassland plains, to a network of wetlands and a series of lakes.

After the 1994 genocide, an influx of refugees and human activity decimated mammal populations. By 2010, the government joined forces with African Parks, with the view of protecting the remaining habitat, reducing poaching, and increasing wildlife numbers through increased law enforcement. Consequently there has been a noticeable resurgence in animal populations and habitats.

Akagera is now the site of some successful mammal re-introduction projects. Since the late 1950's, the park has seen its fair share of translocated animals, including black rhino, elephant, Maasai giraffe, and lion from South Africa, Kenya, and Tanzania. As well as the 'Big Five', the park also supports a healthy population of Burchell’s zebra, giraffe, warthog, hippo, crocodile, and 11 species of Antelope. Primates such as olive baboon and vervet monkey are common and Akagera also houses over 500 species of birds.

Game drives, nocturnal game drives, and boat trips are all possible during a stay in Akagera National Park.

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