Wildlife Game Drives in Akagera National Park are quite popular and sought after by many tourists visiting Rwanda. It is the only place to find a savannah grassy land in the whole Country making it to stand out from the other national parks, it was one of the biggest national park in Rwanda, before being gazette, the park was at first a game reserve with a rich Bio diverse environment, it was declared a national park in the 1934 as a way for protecting animal species that call this home, it initially covered 2500square kilometers and stood out to be the largest national park, this was reduced by the continued poaching from the victims of the 1994 Rwanda genocide, thanks to the Rwandan government, there has been a great protection of the park, the reintroduction of lions in Akagera National Park puts it to have all what you expect from the African wilderness.
Most of the park area is covers in water bodies’ lakes, rivers and large swampy areas it shelters large mammal species like lions, elephants, buffaloes, Rhinos, Antelopes of several. Kinds including zebras, warthogs, Jackson hartebeests, wildebeests, oribi, waterbucks, to mention are, the park is a perfect destination to see birds there are over 500 species of birds that have been recorded in the national park to date, this makes it a great destination to do birding on a visit to the national park example species that can be found here include the rare shoe bill stock, pelicans, sunbirds, Abyssinian ground horn bills to mention a few. There are 10 lakes in the national park which occupy most of the park premises, most commonly used for tourism activities includes Lake Shakini and Lake Ihema.
Wildlife Game Drives in Akagera National Park are conducted in the early morning in search of morning risers through the well distributed game tracks of the park, you will meet the famous wild animals returning, the afternoon is popular for game as well as the evening time is more cool and animals do come to graze while in the park, enjoy the vast amalgamation of animals in the park, it is the only place in Rwanda to see savannah species, and the one place where doing night game drives is allowed. The dry season between the months of June –September and December to February this is the most recommendable time to visit the national park, although even the wet season presents a different ecosystem that is so green.
Apart from Wildlife Game Drives in Akagera National Park, other things to do in the national park include boat cruise along the Lake Ihema, it is commonly done in the afternoon hours enjoying wildlife and birds of the park, sit is angelic as you cruise for 2-3 hours, expect to see African buffaloes, African elephants, Hippos, Nile crocodiles to mention a few, birding in the national park in search of the many birds that live within the national park, Guided nature walks are led through by an experience guides, to enable you have the best of the national park.