Highlights and Main Attractions of Akagera National Park Rwanda Wildlife Safaris
Akagera National Park is Rwanda’s equivalent of some of Eastern Africa’s savannah reserves for Rwanda wildlife safaris; 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.
Highlights and Main Attractions of Volcanoes National Park Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safaris
Located in the northwest of Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park, borders neighboring Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The land approaching the park is comprised of farmland, turning into dense evergreen forest upon crossing the park border.
Covering a vast 8,000 kilometers square, this stunning area protects five of the nine staggeringly beautiful Virunga Mountains, each characterized by steep slopes that are blanketed in thick green, tropical rainforest.
There is a total of nine volcanoes in the Virunga Mountain Range (the highest being Karisimbi at 4,507 meters), six of which are extinct and the other three still active, providing the perfect habitat for the last few surviving mountain gorillas in the world.
Highlights and Main Attractions of Nyungwe Forest National Park – Primates Safaris Rwanda
Set in southwest Rwanda, within a protected national park founded in 2004, Nyungwe is one of Africa’s oldest forests, and rainforest in its purest sense, with regular rainfalls of up to 2,000mm per annum.
As the largest single tract of montane forest that remains in Central/Eastern Africa, the area is of utmost importance to Rwandan tourism and it is undoubtedly one of the country’s main attractions with waterfalls, abundant wildlife, and viewpoints over the idyllic scenery.
Absolutely teeming with wildlife for safaris in Rwanda, the national park is a great destination to include, especially if you like primates; its verdant forests are a haven for 13 species in total.