Rwanda is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Africa due to its superb national parks. You will get to see enormous varieties of plants and animals in its various forest reserves. Akagera National Park located in the north east part of Rwanda is often regarded as one of the most popular of all the national parks in Rwanda. Covering a total area of about 2500 sq km, the Akagera National Park comes with a wide array of different ecosystems, like- mountain, swamp and savannah. In this incredible national park you will get to see two huge lakes- the lake Shakani and lake Ihema.
Akagera National Park has a huge population of wild animals. The famous Akagera river even flows through this national park in Rwanda. While moving through Akagera National Park, you will get to see a number of mammals, like- elephants, lions, giraffes, baboons, zebra and many more. The most fascinating thing about this magnificent national park is that you might get to spot large number of crocodiles and hippos near its aquatic regions. Akagera National Park even features more than 525 species of birds. Some of the most endangered species of birds, like- shoe billed stocks, ibis, jacanas and papyrus gonolek are found in Akagera National Park.
For the accommodation of the visitors several campsites are arranged in or near the national park. You can even stay at the Akagera game lodge. Akagera National Park remains open from 7 am to 5 pm. You can take part in several activities in Akagera National Park, like- bird watching, camping and taking nature walks. Boat rides are also available here. The tourists are immensely pleased to take the boat rides on the pristine lakes located inside this lovely national park. The spectacular view of the dense forest and the wildlife will definitely provide you immense satisfaction.