The park’s lakes and swamps mean that Akagera is the largest protected wetland in central Africa. The park is home to many rare species, such as the Sitagunga antelope, a swamp dweller. The highly sought shoebill stork is a rare bird that is also regularly seen. Look for the elusive blue monkey, which was thought to have become extinct in the park but has since been spotted!
Why we like it
Rwanda's traditional safari park; Largest Central African protected wetland; Home to many rare species
|Park / Reserve Size:||1,120km²|
|Reserve Type:||National Park|
Rwanda, also known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills’, is rich in natural beauty and wildlife diversity. According to Birdlife International, three national parks in Rwanda are classified as Important Birding Areas (IBAs). These are the Volcanoes National Park, Akagera National Park, and Nyungwe National Park. The country is also a top destination for a primate safari, with the…
This safari tour combines adventure and culture to bring you the best of Rwanda. On this tour, you will get a taste of Rwanda’s culture and heritage by visiting the local villages and homesteads, and also experience the thrill of tracking mountain gorillas in the wild. At the local village, you will learn how the locals milk the cows by…
Spotted Bush Snake