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Rwanda National Parks-Akagera National Park, Nyungwe Forest National Park, Volcanoes National Park:  A guide to gorilla safaris and tracking, wildlife adventures, Karisimbi, Bisoke climbing, gorilla trekking and hiking tours, air travel, honeymoons, hotels and lodges, car rental, hire in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania including Zanzibar. The three national parks of Rwanda are Volcanoes, Nyungwe and Akagera national Park

  Rwanda National Parks-Akagera National Park, Nyungwe Forest National Park, Volcanoes National Park

Rwanda, national parks, akagera, accommodation, park, national




Year of Gazetted: Akagera was gazetted in 1934.

Size:  Akagera currently occupies an area of approximately 1085 KM².


Location from Kigali:  Akagera National Park is located two and half hours drive east of Kigali Rwanda.


Akagera National Park Habitats:

Bush Savannah tangled with acacia and branchystagia woodlands with stands of Euphorbia candlebrum, patches of rolling grasslands, riverine, lakes and swamps. 


To the west of the park are hills reaching to elevations of 1600m-1800m above sea level.



The main features and attractions of Akagera National Park include Akagera River Lakes: Ihema, Kivumba, Hago, Mihindi and  Rwanyakizinga. Akagera National Park has a large mammal population.  Within Akagera are elephants, buffalos, lions, Maasai giraffe, gazelles, impala, baboons, oribi, Butchel’s zebra, topi, bush baby, leopard and bushbuck.  Aquatic include crocodiles and hippos. Akagera National park features a  large concentration of bird life with over 525 species identified. Unique species such as Shoe billed stocks and papyrus gonolek can be encountered.  Endemics include the jacanas, ibis, sand pipers and herons.


Accommodation:  Akagera Game Lodge, Campsites.


Gates: Akagera can be accessed through two gates Kabarando and Kiyonza.   One can also access the park by air.

  • Visitors to Akagera are not allowed to go beyond point 19 in the direction of Gabiro Guest House.

  • The park is open between 07:00 Hrs and 17:00 Hrs.

  • For maximum enjoyment of this park, always use a ranger guide.

  • ORTPN is not responsible for any injuries sustained from animals within the park.

  • Clients are advised to respect the right of animals especially the flight distance.

Activities: The activities in Akagera National park include:- Camping, Picnics,Nature walks, Bird watching and Boat rides



































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