Akagera national park Safari : Akagera national park is among the top tourist attractions in Rwanda famous for housing the big five animals in Rwanda which have attracted a number of tourists from all over the world to visit the country in order not to miss out on the amazing adventure of watching a number of rewarding attractions from the big five animals, a number of drainage features which have favored different activities to enable you watch a number of water life, you will also get to see a number of mammals given the fact that it has about 69 mammal species that can be seen in the savannah plains, over 250 bird species can also be seen within the  different marshes in the park, you will get to see a number of water birds and   for amazing Rwanda safaris tours. Just visit Akagera national park for rewarding wildlife safaris in Rwanda to make your Rwanda tour worthy of all the pennies you spend to take part in it.

Activities in Akagera national park

Game drives

Among the tourist attractions in Rwanda that will be seen when you participate in the game drives in Akagera national park are the different wildlife species that can either be seen during the morning or evening game drives. Depending on the different game drives you take part in Akagera national park, you will get to see a lot of wildlife concentrations which will make your activity quite remarkable and worthy of repeated visits.

During the morning game drives in the park, you will be welcomed by the beauty of different animal species coming from their hiding spots in order to grab your first bite of the day. Get ready to see the largest land mammal, the elephant grazing within the savannah plains of the park, the oribi, Uganda kobs, impalas, can be seen within the plain feasting on the grasslands. During the evening game drives you will get to see a number of carnivores in the park like the hyenas, lions, leopards hunting for prey.

 Interesting about the game drives, it will give you the chance to see all the big five animals in Rwanda like the rhinos one of the most deadly land mammals grazing in the plains, the buffalos can be seen quenching their thirst from the banks of river Akagera, the lions and leopards which can be seen especially in the evening game drives can be seen hunting for prey and if you’re lucky enough, you will get to see them hunting and feasting on prey like the impala, oribi which is quite a thrilling experience.

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For bird watching safaris in Rwanda, participate in the Akagera national park safari to have the most memorable adventure watching a number of bird species like the water birds, a number of migratory bird species from Europe, you will get to see bird species from the Congo biome and many bird species that make a birder’s dream come true. Some of the most memorable bird species that can be seen in the park include; African Darter, African Wattled Lapwing, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Common Squacco Heron, Crowned Lap wing, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Great Egret, the long-crested eagle handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Batis Dusky turtle love, paradise flycatcher, archer’s ground robin, African Rwenzori, double collared sunbird, marsh harrier, Ruwenzori turaco, common moorhen Ruwenzori night jar, grey throated tit, the dusky crimson wing and many other interesting bird species.

Akagera national park Safari
Bird Watching Safaris in Akagera Park

Cultural encounters

You will have an amazing time during the cultural tours in Rwanda especially around Akagera national park during your Akagera national park safari because there are a number of rewarding aspects if the culture of the people of Rwanda. Visit the Humure refugee camp an interesting cultural group that migrated from Tanzania during the Tanzanian crisis at the village you will visit the different homestead where you will get to see how the Tanzanian refugees have integrated their cultures with the culture of Rwanda through the foods they prepare which you can also get to taste, you will see their traditional attire. You can also visit the Inema crafts centre which has a unique touch to it where most of the colour paints that are made from plants and cow dung which is quite fascinating and colourful from a number of wall paintings in white and red colours that can be seen.

Boat cruise on lake Ihema

Akagera national park should be among the top places to visit in Rwanda because you will have the chance to take part in the boat cruise on lake Ihema where you will get to see a number of water birds like the shoe bill stork an endangered bird species in Rwanda that has a number of rewarding features like its long bill shaped like a shoe and there’s more of the wildlife of Akagera national park that you will get to see a number of animal species like the hippopotamus taking dips in the water, you will have the chance to see the crocodiles sun basking along the river banks, you will also get to see them  different  a number of different attractions like the  rewarding views of the park as you enjoy the breath taking breeze as you participate in the boat cruise on lake Ihema.

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