Akagera National Park

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Akagera National Park

Akagera National Park is a truly awe-inspiring destination, offering breathtaking scenery and an incredible array of unique plant and animal life.

Its varied landscape, featuring warm, low-lying plains that host savannahs, woodlands, and wetlands, as well as numerous lakes, is a feast for the senses. We are thrilled to announce our recent partnership with African Parks in order to help transform Akagera National Park into a world-class safari destination

This has been a combined effort, ensuring that visitors are able to experience the park’s magic in its fullest glory. The park’s ample space and large open areas are ideal for game viewing, and we are working tirelessly to increase the numbers of the Big Five in the park

Our concerted efforts have ensured that poaching has been reduced to an all-time low since 2010, with the introduction of a helicopter, canine unit and rhino trackers to help protect the park’s inhabitants.

The reintroduction of a family of lions from South Africa has been a remarkable success, with the successful breeding of lions, and we are equally thrilled to announce that we have reintroduced 18 eastern black rhinos into the park!

Akagera National Park is a must-visit for wildlife enthusiasts. You will get to encounter a plethora of wildlife including buffalo, elephant, antelope, zebra, giraffe, baboons, monkeys, and a whopping 490 bird species to marvel at. Additionally, taking a relaxing boat trip on Lake Ihema is a highlight of any visit to the park. With the lake boasting large pods of hippos, Nile crocodiles and abundant waterbirds, you are sure to be enchanted by the magnificent views of the island in the middle of the lake.

To have a full experience of the park, we recommend that you explore it through a guided vehicle tour. However, if you are feeling adventurous and confident enough, you can opt for a self-drive tour. Alternatively, the National park provides a vehicle for hire, with individual spaces available on night drives.

Booking the services of a guide is highly recommended as it helps to make the whole experience even more enjoyable. You can easily book a guide through the park at any time.

Do not worry about accommodation as you can choose to spend the night within the park. Various lodges, a bush camp in the north during select periods, or camping in specific sites awaits you.

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CLASSIC WILD LIFE

Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect in the Akagera National Park.

African elephants

Lions

Hippos

Leopards

Zebras

Crocodiles

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LUXURIOUS LODGING

Our hand-picked properties range from isolated safari camps to top-notch resorts, and all have been approved by both our experts and visitors. We will select the ideal lodges, hotels, and villas to fit your unique style and interests. They are frequently intimate, always spectacular.

Typical Itineraries

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