NOCTURNAL GAME DRIVES IN AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK

Nocturnal game drives in Akagera national park is among the different activities that can be taken part in to have an amazing experience watching a number of attractions that the park possesses. Akagera national park is home to 69 mammal species like the big five animals in Rwanda namely the lion, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos and the leopard that can be seen in the park. the park is home to over 250 bird species can also be seen and many other rewarding attractions in the park. With all the numerous attractions that can be seen in the different vegetation types in the park, it makes Akagera national park one of the top tourism destinations in Rwanda that can be visited for an amazing experience in the park. with all the activities in Akagera national park, the nocturnal game drives in Akagera national park are among the different activities that are gaining popularity in Rwanda because of a number of rewarding attractions that can be seen as you watch the park come to life.

Nocturnal game drives

The nocturnal game drives in the park are carried out during the night and this involves tourists that will be accompanied by a guide with a night spotlight that will help you watch the different animal species in the wild as you watch the park come to life for an amazing experience in the park. During the nocturnal game drives you will get to see number of nocturnal animals especially the carnivores catching their prey in the park, you will get to see the different species like the leopards, lions, hyenas going to the hiding spots of the herbivores in the park like the gazelles, the waterbucks and many other interesting species in the wild. Once the sun sets and the night falls, you will be amazed by the beauty of the park that remains hidden to the tourists but can be discovered with the night spotlights for a rewarding safari adventure.

Nocturnal game drives in Akagera national park
Game drives in Akagera

Aside from the nocturnal game drives in Akagera national park which have gained popularity because of the thrill of adventure to watch the animal species in park at night, there are other activities n Akagera national park that you should not miss out on taking part in and these include;  Sport fishing in Akagera national park is another memorable activity in the park which will give you the opportunity to catch a number of different fish species like the tilapia, Tanganyika tilapia, Nile perch, cat fish that can be caught from the different water bodies in the park like lake Shakani, lake Ihema and many more this will give you rewarding experiences of enjoying the lake breeze as you also enjoy interacting with the local fishermen for an amazing experience. At the end of your safari, you will be rewarded with a sport fishing certificate.

You can also participate in the morning game drives which will give you the opportunity to watch a number of early risers in the park like the elephants, rhinos grazing within the savannah plains, you will also have the chance to watch the crocodiles sun basking as they wait on the prey. You will also get to see the different attractions in the park watching the different attractions as you participate in the boat cruise on lake Ihema as you also get to enjoy the lake breeze as you observe the different attractions and the sunset for an amazing Rwanda safari.

You can also participate in birding in Akagera national park which will give you the opportunity to observe a number of rewarding birding species in the park like the different species like the water birds that can be seen along the drainage systems in the park. some of the different bird species that can be seen include the water birds like; African Darter, African Wattled Lapwing, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Common Squacco Heron, Crowned Lap wing, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Great Egret White-breasted Cormorants, Pied Kingfishers, Osprey, Double-tooth Barbet, Yellow-bellied Waxbill, Familiar Chat, Brown-throated Wattle-eye and Spot-flanked Barbet.

Nocturnal game drives in Akagera national park
Birding in Akagera Park

Among the different bird species that can be seen in the park, you will get to see the shoe bill stork which is one of the three birds that survived evolution and one of the most interesting bird species that can be seen given the fact that they have interesting facts that you will get to see when you participate in birding in Rwanda which will give you the opportunity to see the different attractions like the fact that it can stand motionless for hours, you will also get to hear the interesting sound they make which is similar to that of a machine gun which is the among the most rewarding species that can be seen during your Rwanda safari.

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