Rwanda Wildlife Safaris

Rwanda Wildlife Safaris Tours

Despite the fact that much of Rwanda is characterized by Equatorial rain-forests and richly cultivated farmland, Eastern Rwanda is exclusively something else. Neighboring with the dry and flat Savannah lands shared with Tanzania, this region is more suggestive of the standard images of East African landscapes. Akagera National park is the best highlight for wildlife tour in this region of Rwanda.

Wildlife Safari Parks in Rwanda

Akagera National Park

This park was named after the famous Akagera River the meanders through the park region; this was the best highlight in this region before even being protected as a game reserve and national park. Akagera’s strongest draw card is its unique ecology, which is a mix of woodland habitats, swampy wetlands and jagged mountains. Akagera national park is also something of a hippo paradise, especially given that the most of the environment is swampland. The parks supports also a number of carnivores, among which are lions, hyenas, jackals, cervals and so many more.

Tourist Activities in Akagera National Park

Game drives

Enjoy unlimited game drives in the Akagera National Park with amazing sights of wildlife all parked in one park. Akagera enjoys great biodiversity of large mammals in Rwanda that include herds of Warrior buffaloes, Elephants, towering giraffes, impalas, elands, reedbuck, plain Zebras and topis. The park also features vast numbers of hippos which mainly occupy the swampland.

Boat Cruise on Lake Ihema

Although most visitors to Akagera National Park look to Game drives, there is one more reason to enjoy your wildlife safari with Rwanda Safaris in Akagera National Park. Enjoy a boat ride on the lake Ihema, all you have to do is to sit back in your seat, get your camera ready and enjoy the ride on the fresh waters of Lake Ihema.

Birding Safaris – Bird Watching

If you are a birder, you will be happy to know that Akagera has Rwanda’s greatest concentration of fine feathered friends out side of the Nyungwe forest. The watersides of Lake Ihema support African eagles, kingfishers, herons, ibises, storks, egrets, crakes, rails, pelican, and darts. The seasonal visitors include the bee eaters, and terns. And the woodland areas are particularly good for barbets, shrikes, orioles and weavers