Akagera National Park is home to the largest game collection in the Rwanda. If you desire an African Safari while in Rwanda this is it. The park is home to Hippo, Elephant, Baboon, Zebra, Giraffe, over a dozen species of Antelope from the smallest Oribi to the largest Eland. Akagera is a birders paradise with more the 500 species, including the elusive shoebill stork. Akagera National Park is over 1085 sq. Kilometers. The park is a filled with rivers, swamps, and lakes which allow for a large diversity of wildlife.
In 2015, Africa Parks and RDB reintroduced lions to Akagera. This was an exciting investment not only to the park but also for tourism in Rwanda. The introduction included two males and five females. We hope that soon there will be more lions in the park.
Akagera is a large park, which can be visited in a day from Kigali. But if you really want to take your time and not be rushed we suggest that you spend a night or two in the park. Additional activities are the boat ride on Lake Ihema is wonderful in the morning or at sunset for birds and the night game drive might allow you to see the creatures of the night.
All ages are welcome in Akagera National Park.
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We suggest a minimum of two nights and three days. It takes between six to eight hours of driving from Kigali to reach the Nyungwe.
Nyungwe National Park is the largest intact rainforest that remains within East Africa. Its high elevation is home to Chimpanzees as well as a dozen other primates. This most beautiful rain forest is also home to stunning flora and fauna not seen anywhere else in Rwanda, hosting over 100 species of orchids and over 270 species of birds. While in Nyungwe you can also visit one of the rivers that is a source to the Nile River. Nyungwe is a paradise for hikers, botanists, birders, photographers and those that are longing to get out of the city.
To trek the chimpanzee’s all participants must be 15 years old. For most all other activities in Nyungwe NP participants must be 12 years old.
Volcano’s National Park is a part of the Virunga Mountains a national park system shared by Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is home to the majestic Mountain Gorillas. Don’t miss this incredible experience! Volcanoes National Parks also hosts treks to see the endangered Golden Monkeys as well as treks to see the burial site for famed Gorilla researcher Dian Fossey. Other park activities include, hiking the mountains, birding and visiting Iby’iwacu cultural village. Please take note that there is a permitting process for these activities and spaces are limited. There is a daily limit of 56 permits for the Gorilla’s. It is advised to acquire your permits a minimum of three months in advance.
To trek the gorilla participants must be 15 years or older. For other park activities participants must be 12 years old.