Akagera National Park, Eastern Province

#2 of 67 in Wildlife in Rwanda
Take a dynamic safari in Akagera National Park, a diverse wildlife conservation area featuring savannahs, mountains, and swamps. With the mighty Kagera River, several lakes, and adjacent papyrus swamps, the park ranks as the largest protected wetlands in central Africa. Bird-watching in the savannah reveals lilac-breasted rollers, grey hornbills, and crested barbets, while shoebill storks and fish eagles live in the swamps. Elephants, lions, and 12 species of antelope make frequent appearances during jeep safaris. Arrange a separate boat trip for Lake Ihema, the largest lake in the park and home to giant hippos and crocodiles. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Akagera National Park and many more Eastern Province attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Eastern Province online journey planner .
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  • Akagera National Park is a great place to see lots of beautiful sights. Although the roads weren’t as good, the sights amaze. Akagera is a national park full of stupendous sights including birds, elep...  more »
  • The landscape of Akagera National Park is amazing; wide views over all these lakes. We have been there in December, so everything was green. We drove around with our driver / guide the whole day and o...  more »
  • A must see and do in Rwanda! The best experience is when you rent a Land Cruiser or vehicle where the top opens and you are able to see the animals. A must stop is Hippo Beach for a picnic. Get recommendations from those at the entrance for best places to look for the animals. A bit cheaper with those who have a resident visa.
  • This is a wonderful cause, and a good experience. I did not give it 4 stars however, because we did not have a positive experience at the front desk. Prices were unclear... however we hope this can be clarified and all the money we paid toward Akagera National Park will be used to continue improving their conservation efforts and educating their country.
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