AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK
Akagera national park is located in the eastern part of Rwanda. Akagera National Park is mainly occupied by Savannah grasslands. This park got its name after the Kagera River, which flows within Rwanda’s eastern border with Tanzania. The Kagera River waters Lake Ihema and other small lakes around Akagera National Park.
Akagera National Park harbors African Savannah landscapes such as acacias, bush, patches, open grassland, and a dozen swampy lakes. Akagera National Park has exceptional biodiversity in a protected wetland. Akagera National Park is Rwanda’s only Savannah National Park with the largest mammals.
Akagera national park harbors a variety of wildlife, such as elephants, giraffes, buffalos, zebras, lions, leopards, and hyenas. It also accommodates several antelope species, like bushbucks, waterbucks, Topis, Oribis, roan antelope, impalas, duikers, and klipspringers. Along the Kagera River, you may be able to spot hippos, crocodiles sunbathing, and other primates like olive baboons, blue monkeys, bushbabies, and vervet monkeys.
Akagera national park possesses a wide variety of bird species, such as the remarkable shoebill, giant kingfisher, and papyrus gonolek. African open-bill stock, African Wattled Plover, Senegal Lapwings, Squacco Herons, Grey Crowned Crane, water thick-knee, African Darter, Long-toed, Fish Eagle, Hamerkop, Cattle Egret, among others