Rhino tracking in Rwanda is among the new activities that have been introduced in Akagera national park that you should not miss out on during your Rwanda safari. With the 19994 Rwanda genocide in Rwanda, a number of people lost their lives but also a number of animals in the different national parks lost their lives during the aftermath of the 1994 Rwanda genocide, a number of Rwandans that had moved to the neighbouring counties of Uganda Tanzania and Kenya, after the aftermath they moved back to their home country only to find out that their property was destroyed leaving them with no property where to graze their animals and cattle it should be noted that the tutsi were mainly cattle keepers  and they reared large herds of cattle and by this it led them to encroach on Akagera national Park in order to get land for settlement and herding in the process it led to the competition on the land and this led a number of wildlife species like the lions in Akagera National Park, rhinos being killed which led to the extinction of the wildlife species in the wild.

However, with efforts of the Rwanda development board with the pattern-ship of the African parks, there was the introduction of the lions of Akagera national park and a number of white rhinos were introduced 11 males between the age of 4-27 years and 19 Females to help in the breeding of more rhinos in order to increase their numbers in the park and over the years the motive has been successful with the increase of the number of the rhinos in the park which has made rhino tracking in Akagera National Park quite possible hence an amazing safari experience in the park.

Rhino tracking in RwandaRhino tracking in Rwanda
Rhino tracking in Rwanda

With the translocation and re-introduction of the rhinos in Akagera national park, it has mad tracking the big five animals in Rwanda quite possible. Rhino tracking in Akagera National Park, will give you an on-foot tracking of the rhinos to enjoy an up-close look at the rhinos in the wild. the activity involves going on a guided walking safari to the rhinos in the wild and this will give you an insight of the behaviour as you observe their rewarding features in the park. The activity starts early morning where you will be accompanied by a guide who will give you all the relevant information about the species in the wild as you hike through the kilala plains interesting about the activity is the fact that you will get to observe a number of other rewarding attract ions the park like the zebras, giraffe, antelopes, lions, elephants, buffaloes and many other rewarding game animals. You will have the opportunity to watch the species moving freely in the park where you will observe their feeding patterns and how the co-exist with one another while in the sanctuary. You will also have the opportunity to take pictures of them with permission from the guides in order to have memorable Uganda safaris. you can access a rhino tracking permit in Rwanda at 70USD per person in order for you not to miss out on the memorable adventure.

other rewarding tourism attractions that you can participate in during your Akagera national park safari include the boat cruise on Lake Ihema which will give you the opportunity to watch a number of bird species like the endangered bird species like the endangered shoe bill stork, you will get to watch the African king fishers catching fish/ prey. You can also participate in the game drives in Akagera national park in morning game drives, the evening game drives and the nocturnal game drives in Akagera national park which will help you track the big five animals in Rwanda, you will give you the chance to watch the herbivores like the rhinos, the elephants, impalas, Uganda kobs and many other rewarding attractions.

Rhino tracking in Rwanda
Rhino tracking in Rwanda

birding is also another activity you should not miss out on your Rwanda safari because of the fact that you will get to watch over 100 bird species making it the perfect spot for birding in Rwanda. among 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 White-breasted Cormorants, Pied Kingfishers, Osprey, Double-tooth Barbet, Yellow-bellied Waxbill, Familiar Chat, Brown-throated Wattle-eye and Spot-flanked Barbet and many other rewarding attractions.

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