The Big Five Animals in Rwanda : Are you interested in tracking the big five animals in Rwanda then Akagera national park is the place to visit while you participate in your Rwanda safari tour. The park is the only place among the national parks in Rwanda where you will have access to the big five animals in Rwanda for rewarding Rwanda safari tours. You can see the big five animals in Rwanda namely; the lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and the rhino as you take part in the different activities in the park which will not only give you the chance to see the big five animals but also a number of other attractions like the different bird and animal species for a rewarding experience in the park.
lake Ihema and lake Shakani which attract a number of bird species like the different migratory species from Europe that visit the country running away from the winter season, with harsh climate that does not favour the birds, you will get to see the swamps which are a habitat to the endangered shoe bill stork, the savannah grasslands are also a home to a number of herbivores in the park that can be seen as you take part in the game drives, nature walks in the park among other rewarding top activities in Rwanda for an amazing experience that will ensure that you have a memorable Rwanda safari.
Game drives in Akagera national park
While tracking the big five animals in Rwanda, you can take part in the different game drives in the park for an amazing Rwanda safari. During the different game drives in the park which can either be the morning or the evening game drives, you will have the chance to see the different animals as they engage with the wild.
During the morning game drives you will get to see the early risers and the herbivores in the park catching their first bite as you also watch the rhinos one of the largest land mammal feeding within the savannah plains in the park, the elephants can also be seen using their trunks to eat and destroy vegetation to feed on it and not forgetting the buffalos that can be seen around the different water sources like lake Shakani, lake Ihema quenching their thirst from it. You can also see a number of herbivores in the park like the Uganda kobs, oribi, impala, gazelles for an amazing and thrilling adventure in the park. During the evening game drives, you will get to see the carnivores like the lions, leopards, hyenas catching their prey for dinner, the lions can be seen coming from their hiding spots during the game drives where they keep an eye on their prey as it eats its last bite for the day.
You can also track the big five animals in Rwanda by participating in the boat cruise on lake Ihema which is among the top tourist activities in Rwanda that you should not miss out on for rewarding Rwanda safari tours. You can either take part in the morning or the evening boat cruise. During the morning game drives you will have less sightings but you will surely see the elephants, and the buffalos along the shores of lake Ihema but during the evening game drives you will get to see the elephants, buffalos quenching their thirst from the water body.
You will also have the chance to see other animals like the Uganda kobs, gazelles, crocodiles sun basking and waiting on their prey for an amazing experience in the park. Other attractions that can be seen while taking part in the boat cruise include numerous bird species like; Red-billed Teal, Paradise Flycatcher, African Hobby African Spoonbill, Black Kite, African Fish Eagle, Pygmy Kingfisher, White-browed Coucal, Grey-capped Warbler Spur-winged Geese, Little Grebe, Common Moorhen, Hadada Ibis, White-faced Whistling Duck Black Crake, Hottentot Teal Black Egret, Cater Egret, and many rewarding attractions in the park.
There are a number of nature trails in the park that will lead you to a number of amazing attractions in the park like the numerous drainage systems where you will see the shoe bill stork and also get to understand the interesting facts about the shoe bill stork if you’re interested in having an amazing experience and amazing Rwanda wildlife safaris. although you will not get an up close look at the big five animals in Rwanda, you will have the chance to see the elephants, rhinos grazing in the plains at a distance safe for you to avoid any accidents in the park for an amazing Rwanda safari.