Are you dreaming of wildlife encounters in Rwanda! The land of s thousand hills is one of the dominant countries in East Africa with popularity as the gorilla trekking destination which is done in Volcanoes national park but wildlife lovers as well are thrilled once you include Akagera national park as your next stopover after primate world encounter. There several key activities to do in Akagera national park which is located in Northeastern Rwanda at the border with Tanzania occupying over 1,122 sq km.
The formation and location of the park where it originates from a river that runs along its eastern boundary at a relatively low altitude with other eco-friendly lakes, papyrus swamps, savannah plains, and rolling highlands all create its uniqueness enabling it to harbor over 8,000 large mammals including big game drives favorites of a lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhino, over 520 bird species including Rift valley endemic species.
The park well was affected much by the impact of the 1994 genocide where it suffered acts of poachers and encroachers on the land but great thanks to the government for having maintained and propelled increase of wildlife in the park and strict measures including predators like leopards, side-striped jackal, eastern black rhinos and lion which was re-introduced to complete the big 5 counts in 2017 and apparently present in the park.
Morning, evening, and Night game drives
One of the eye-catching activities on a safari is to get a close encounter with wildlife species in the jungle which is one of the prime attractions in Akagera National Park. With the use of a 4*4 safari vehicle, Safari Vacations & travel Services takes you to a programmed encounter with the wildlife in Akagera which is conducted in three sessions i.e. morning, evening, and night game drives.
Game drives conducted during the daytime offer a unique but similar experience where you can spot the big five in the savannah plains north of the park from the southern part. Visitors to the park get exposed to spot different animals like giraffes, Impalas, Topis, the Zebras, bushbucks, African swallows, eland, the vervet monkeys, warthogs, baboons, Mongoose, the hippos, the crocodiles, as well as the elephants. Upon the trail, you as well get magnificent views of the top of the mountain across Lake Ihema towards Tanzania with a unique adventurous experience.
It’s on a Night game drive where you get exposed to nocturnal animals like leopards, lions among others as they look out for prey in the plains. There different trails which with help of experienced travel guides will take you through this experience with a memorable experience.
One of the breathtaking moments to take away stress can involve having to enjoy a sailing moment on the cool water and enjoy the beautiful waves and bird melodies on Lake Ihema. The boat cruise gives you a chance to see plenty of Nile Crocodiles, Hippos and as well have a clear view of more game including buffalo and elephants which tend to gather at the banks to drink water. The magnificent bird species will as well offer you an enjoyable moment where you can spot different species like jacanas, malachite kingfisher, hawk, hammerkops, fish eagles, shoebill among others. A boat excursion on the lake can be best enjoyed in dry months where you easily get to find all the animals along the shores looking for water.
To birdwatchers, this is another spot where you get to identify different bird species, and thus you need to carry your binoculars to be able to best see and enjoy the experience which is conducted on Lake Shakani and Lake Ihema.
At Safari Vacations & Travel Services we organize safaris to Uganda and Rwanda customized to fit all categories of travelers ranging from budget, midrange and luxury holiday tours at an affordable price and we make sure you get value for your money by taking you to fascinating and all attractions that are being booked to be involved and as well arrange any optional activities that can be tailor-made upon your safari.
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