Akagera National Park
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Akagera National Park, situated in eastern Rwanda, is a shining example of conservation success and showcases the stunning biodiversity of Rwanda. Stretching over 1,122 square kilometers, the park is a mosaic of savannah, wetlands, and lakes, creating a habitat for a plethora of wildlife species, some of which were reintroduced in recent years after facing local extinction.

One of the major highlights of Akagera is its Big Five status. The park is home to lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards, and rhinos. The reintroduction of lions in 2015 and the black rhinos in 2017 has revived the park's status as a Big Five destination after these species were absent for many years.

The extensive system of lakes and linking papyrus swamps form the largest protected wetland in central Africa. This makes the park a birder's paradise, boasting over 480 bird species. Some of the rare and endemic species to look out for include the shoebill stork and the papyrus gonolek.

For those interested in aquatic life, Lake Ihema, the largest lake within the park's boundary, offers boat safaris. These trips provide close encounters with hippos, crocodiles, and an array of water birds. The gentle glide over the water with the setting African sun creates an ethereal experience.

The varied terrain of Akagera promises diverse safari experiences. Game drives through the undulating plains reveal zebras, giraffes, hyenas, and various antelope species, set against the backdrop of distant hills and sprawling savannahs.

In addition to its natural wonders, Akagera's conservation story is one of resilience and hope. After facing challenges like poaching and human encroachment, the park has seen a significant revival in the past decade, thanks to joint conservation efforts by the Rwandan government and African Parks, a non-profit conservation organization.

In summary, Akagera National Park offers a unique East African safari experience. It's a place where one can witness the circle of life unfold amidst breathtaking landscapes and become immersed in the story of a landscape reborn. The blend of savannahs, wetlands, and hills, combined with its diverse fauna, makes Akagera a must-visit for anyone looking to experience the heart of Africa's natural beauty.

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Geeky Facts about Akagera National Park

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It is the biggest national park in Rwanda.

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The park is also Rwanda's only national park with the Big Five wildlife animals.

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There are over 500 bird species with about 100 species endemic to the park.

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Remarkable Rwanda

Remarkable Rwanda

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Wild Encounters in Rwanda

Wild Encounters in Rwanda

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Legendary Wildlife of Rwanda & Kenya

Legendary Wildlife of Rwanda & Kenya

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15 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Guided Motorcycle Tour

15 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Guided Motorcycle Tour

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£2,878 / person

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