Located in a savannah region in north-eastern Rwanda, Akagera is home to more than 8,000 mammals, 220 local employees, and steadily growing tourism numbers. With rolling highlands, coupled with savannah plains and swamp-fringed lakes, it is a park of breathtaking scenic beauty. Due to well-managed law enforcement efforts there has been a marked decline in the number of poaching incidents and wildlife populations are flourishing as a result - to the extent that lion have been reintroduced after a 15-year absence, and plans are in place to introduce rhino, which will make Akagera Rwanda’s only Big Five park.
Akagera National Park is located in the north east of Rwanda along the border with Tanzania. It is named after the Akagera River that flows along its eastern boundary and feeds into a labyrinth of lakes of which the largest is Lake Ihema. The rolling hills of Acacia and Brachystegia Woodland coupled with scattered grassland and swamp-fringed lakes along the meandering Akagera watercourse combine to create a park of breathtaking scenic beauty.
Akagera National Park
P.O. Box 1448