Akagera National Park
In 2010, African Parks conservation took over the management of this eastern savannah reserve – Akagera National Park, and in the last 10 years, it has gone from strength to strength with the introduction of rhinos and lions adding to the already healthy populations of giraffe, zebra, hyena, and more.
Highlights and Main Attractions of Akagera National Park
Akagera Park is Rwanda’s equivalent of some of Eastern Africa’s savannah reserves; the low-lying park is nestled in the east of the country on the border with Tanzania.
The habitat of undulating plains covered in dense woodland and grassland, leading to swamps, lakes, and papyrus forests to the Far East contrasts heavily with the mountainous landscapes for which Rwanda is typically known, and those looking to concentrate their itinerary on Rwanda but with some variety may wish to include this in their plans.
The concentration of game is lower than in other parks in East Africa; however, it is possible to enjoy plain game species that are not seen in the western areas.