Explore the Akagera in Rwanda with Wilderness Safaris

Akagera National Park

The 100 000-hectare Akagera National Park is situated in eastern Rwanda, bordering Tanzania, and has been managed by African Parks in partnership with the RDB since 2010. It comprises some of the most scenic savannah in East Africa – open plains, woodlands, lakes, swamp, and grassy low mountains.

Lake Rwanyakazinga is home to one of Africa’s highest hippo densities, some very large crocodiles, and (hidden within its wetlands) the secretive sitatunga and shoebill stork. Akagera has undergone an incredible transformation in the last eight years where poaching has essentially been eliminated and wildlife is now thriving. African Parks reintroduced lions in 2015 after a 20-year absence and reintroduced the black rhinoceros in 2017.

In just eight years, Akagera has become almost 75% self-financing due to tourism, which also supports the surrounding communities.

Highlights:

  • Akagera is renowned as one of the best birding areas in the world with more than 500 species recorded
  • The savannah ecosystem of Akagera offers guests a spectacular savannah safari
  • Lions and black rhino were reintroduced into the Park and have settled down well