Akagera National Park

Akagera National Park, located in eastern Rwanda along the border with Tanzania, offers a vibrant ecosystem of woodlands, swamps, and savanna. Famous for its stunning scenery, the park is a vital refuge for iconic African savanna animals such as elephants, lions, zebras, and giraffes. 

Akagera Wildlife Wonders

Situated in eastern Rwanda, bordering Tanzania, Akagera National Park boasts diverse landscapes and wildlife only found in this part of Rwanda. This protected sanctuary teems with acacia woodlands, open savanna grasslands, and a network of shimmering lakes fed by the Kagera River. Its varied habitats form a haven for iconic African wildlife, offering opportunities to witness elephants roaming, lions sunning themselves, zebras grazing, and giraffes reaching for high branches.

Beyond its incredible wildlife viewing, Akagera National Park invites visitors to immerse themselves in a range of thrilling experiences. Set out on classic game drives to track big game, embark on guided nature walks to uncover the park's smaller wonders, or take to the waters of Lake Ihema for a scenic boat cruise, with glimpses of hippos and crocodiles. Avid birdwatchers will rejoice in the park's incredible avian diversity, where over 500 species take flight, including the elusive shoebill stork.

Akagera National Park is a prime destination throughout the year. The dry season (June to September) is ideal for wildlife viewing, as animals congregate around water sources. If you crave lush greenery and fewer crowds, consider visiting during the short rainy season (October to November) or the long rainy season (March to May). Regardless of the time of year, you're sure to witness the park's spectacular natural beauty.

Akagera National Park carries a profound story of resilience and rejuvenation. Following the devastating aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the park faced significant challenges. Through a landmark partnership with African Parks, Akagera saw poaching reduced, crucial wildlife reintroduced, and a dedication to community-based conservation. Today, visiting Akagera isn't just an unforgettable wildlife adventure – it supports a powerful testament to conservation and collaboration.

Akagera Wildlife Safari Packages

Discover the best of Akagera National Park with tailor-made tour packages designed for unforgettable wildlife encounters. Explore Akagera's diverse landscapes and wildlife with expertly crafted safari packages.


Accommodation - where to stay

When selecting your accommodation, consider your budget, desired level of comfort, and proximity to the park's attractions. Luxury lodges within the park provide easy access to wildlife viewing, while options outside the park can offer a different perspective and greater affordability. Regardless of your choice, Akagera National Park ensures you'll find an accommodation that matches your adventurous spirit.