Akagera National Park



Akagera national park is located in the eastern part of Rwanda, Akagera national park is mainly occupied by the Savannah grassland. This park got its name after the Kagera River that flows within Rwanda’s eastern border with Tanzania. Kagera River waters into Lake Ihema and other small lakes around Akagera national park.


Akagera national park harbors African Savannah landscape such as acacia, bush, patches, open grassland, and 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 while on your safari. 


Akagera national park harbors a variety of wildlife such as elephants, giraffes, buffalos, zebras, lions, leopards, and hyenas, it also accommodates several antelopes like bushbucks, waterbucks, Topis, Oribis, roan antelope, impalas, duiker, and klipspringer. 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, 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.


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