Akagera National Park
Akagera National Park lies in the north eastern part of Rwanda along Rwanda’s border with Tanzania.
Founded in 1934, much of the Park’s land was re-allocated as farmlands in 1997 and this largely reduced its total area to 1122 square meters which is still maintained up to date.
Its name was derived from the Akagera River that streams along its eastern boundary empting into Lake Ihema.
Akagera is one of the most scenic reserves in Africa. It differs itself unique with exquisite biodiversity that consists of papyrus swamps, savannah plains, rolling highlands and forest fringed lakes and diverse Wildlife.
It is home to abundant wildlife species including those that are endemic to the papyrus swamp like shoebill Stork, Sitatunga and more.
Other species in the Park are the Buffaloes, Elephants, Zebras, Water bucks, elands, roan antelopes and topi.
Akagera also plays host to the side-striped jackal, lion, hyenas, and the leopards. Over 500 species of birds call this park home.