Akagera was gazetted in
currently occupies an area of approximately 1085 KM².
Akagera National Park is located
and half hours drive east of Kigali Rwanda.
Akagera National Park Habitats:
Savannah tangled with acacia and branchystagia woodlands with stands of Euphorbia
candlebrum, patches of rolling grasslands, riverine, lakes and swamps.
the west of the park are hills reaching to elevations of 1600m-1800m above sea
The main features and attractions of
Akagera National Park include
Lakes: Ihema, Kivumba, Hago, Mihindi and
Akagera National Park has a large mammal population. Within
buffalos, lions, Maasai giraffe, gazelles, impala, baboons, oribi,
Butchel’s zebra, topi, bush baby, leopard and bushbuck.
include crocodiles and hippos.
Akagera National park features a
large concentration of bird life
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.
Akagera Game Lodge, Campsites.
Akagera can be accessed through two gates
Kabarando and Kiyonza.
can also access the park by air.
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
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.
The activities in Akagera National park include:-