Akagera national Park gets its name from the Kagera River located on the north-eastern edge bordering Tanzania. This is Rwanda’s Big 5 game park, founded in 1934 to protect animals and vegetation in three habitats: savannah, mountain and swamp.
While on your game drive you might see the African elephants, buffalos, zebras, giraffes and a variety of antelopes. In addition the Kagera River is home to many hippos and the world’s largest reptiles – the Nile crocodile.
For birding enthusiast, Akagera is home to the savannah birds and raptors including water-birds and less common birds living amongs the papyrus swamps. The Akagera and Nyungwe National parks complement each other in that birds not found in one can be found in the other.