Night Game Drives in Akagera National Park : Akagera national park in Rwanda is among the most rewarding national parks that is famous for its big five animals including the lions, the leopards, buffaloes, elephants and the rhinos. It should be noted that the number of rhinos in Akagera national park has increased from the last time in 2017 when 18 eastern black rhinos were re-introduced to Rwanda, recently the government of Rwanda received 30 white rhinos from south Africa with the help of Phinda private game reserve in the Mun-ya-wana conservancy in south Africa the park is among the few areas in Africa where tourists can get to see both the black and the white rhinoceros in a tact wild space that favours there protection due to the fact that they are endangered species in the wild.
It should also be noted that the park has a number of attractions from a number mammal species like the oribi, the bushbucks, buffaloes, gazelles, Uganda kobs, impalas and over 350 bird species when you take part in birding in Akagera national park which will give you the chance to see a number of attractions however with all the activities in the park, the night game drives in Akagera national park will give you the most memorable experience as you will get to experience and see how the park comes to life with a number of nocturnal animals that are seen.
The night game drives in Akagera national park also known as the nocturnal game drives in the park start at 5:30pm to 8:00-8:30pm which will give you the chance to see the nocturnal animals in the park for an amazing experience. You will be accompanied by an armed ranger and a guide who will ensure that you have a safe activity while you make your way to the habitats of a number of animals.
With the help of a night spotlight torch it will give you the chance to see clearly in the dark to ensure your safety as well. The activity is carried out in a 4wheel safari vehicle and during the night game drives, you will get to see a number of nocturnal animals like the lions and the leopards hyenas trying to catch their prey, you will get to see the civet, bush babies, mongoose and many other animal species to make your activity quite rewarding, herbivores during the activity in the park will be seen in their hiding spots trying as much as possible to hide from the carnivores that usually hunt them at night.
Other activities in Akagera national park that you should not miss out during your Rwanda safari include;
Birding should not be missed out on when you participate in visiting Akagera national park, the activity will give you the chance to see over 350 bird species that can be seen while participating in your Rwanda safari. Some of the different bird species that can be seen include; African Darter, African Wattled Lapwing, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Common Squacco Heron, Crowned Lap wing, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Great Egret, you will also get to see the endangered shoe bill stork and interesting bird species with a number of interesting features like the fact that is makes noise like a machine gun, it can stand motionless for over 2 hours among other interesting facts about the shoe bill stork.
The boat cruise on lake Ihema is among other rewarding activities that you can take part for an amazing Rwanda experience which will give you the opportunity to enjoy the lake breeze of lake Ihema watching a number of rewarding attractions like watching the water birds catching fish, you can also get the chance to see crocodiles sun basking along the banks of river Akagera, you will get to see the elephants quenching their thirst from the water sources among other rewarding attractions for an amazing experience in the park.
You can also get to participate in sport fishing which will give you the opportunity to see a number of fish species that can be seen like the tilapia, Nile perch, cat fish among other types of fish that can be seen when you participate in the rewarding activity as you interact with a number of local fishermen that have unique and entertaining stories that they tell at the end of this rewarding activity, you will receive you sport fishing certificate to show your participation in the activity.