Akagera National Park


Diverse wildlife and scenic beauty

Akagera National Park is a fantastic choice! It’s Rwanda’s oldest national park and Central Africa’s largest protected wetland, boasting a diverse landscape and abundant wildlife. The park is home to a wide range of animals, including the Big Five (lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, and buffalo). You might also spot zebras, giraffes, crocodiles, hippos, and over 490 species of birds, including the rare shoebill stork.

The park encompasses savannas, woodlands, papyrus swamps, and numerous lakes. The largest lake, Lake Ihema, is a haven for hippos and is a great spot for a boat cruise.

Enjoy wildlife viewing through game drives, boat cruises, or guided walks. Birdwatching enthusiasts will be in paradise with the park’s incredible birdlife. You can also visit nearby communities and learn about their culture and way of life.

Before you visit:

  • Getting There: The park is located in eastern Rwanda, bordering Tanzania. You can fly into Kigali International Airport and then take a taxi or hire a driver to get to the park, which is around a 2-hour drive.
  • Best Time to Visit: The dry seasons (June-September and December-February) are the best times to visit, as the roads are more passable and animals are easier to spot.
  • Accommodation: There are several lodges and camps located inside or near the park, offering a range of accommodations from budget-friendly to luxurious.

Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast, nature lover, or adventure seeker, Akagera National Park has something to offer everyone.


Bird Watching
Big Five
Boat Cruises
Game Drives