Fishing In Akagera National Park

Fishing in lake Shakani is an additional tourism activity for visitors on a wildlife safari in Akagera

Fishing In Akagera National Park Rwanda

Fishing in Akagera national park is one of the most enlightening tourism activities any passionate angler enthusiast on a wildlife safari in Rwanda should never out. Fishing in Akagera national park is done on the shores of lake Shakani located on the northeastern side of Akagera national park. Lake Shakani is home to several different fish species among which include catfish and tilapia. Fishing on lake Shakani in Akagera national park is a unique water sport experience that involves catching and realizing the fish back to the waters of the lake but after the sport you are allowed to take one and experience the taste of it.

Fishing in lake Shakani is an additional tourism activity for visitors on a wildlife safari in Akagera national park and they shouldn’t miss out on this. It’s an extraordinary experience that allows you to challenge yourself with big fish such as tilapia or catfish and avid anglers should book in advance with their tour operator or Akagera national park management. You should come with your fishing equipment to make the adventure complete.

Fishing safaris in lake Shakani of Akagera national park is not only for you to get thrilled by your fish catch but for you to also have an opportunity to see large numbers of hippos in the background, crocodiles as well as water birds.

Other places to go for fishing in Rwanda include Lake Kivu which happens to be the biggest freshwater lake in the country.

Apart from sport fishing in Akagera national park, you can take part in a nature walk, cultural tours, boat safari, helicopter tours, walk the Nile, behind the scenes, and guided game drives which give you a chance to look at a variety of animals including the big five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffaloes. The park is also a home of giraffes, zebras, impalas, topis, olive baboons, vervet monkeys, blue monkeys, cape elands, kobs, and much more or night game drives in Akagera national park give you a chance to see nocturnal animals such as hyenas, leopards, bush babies, civets, and several cats.

Where to stay in Akagera national park

Akagera national park has a wide range of accommodation from budget to mid-range to luxury. These include Magashi Camp, Ruzizi Tented Camp both of these are luxury accommodation, Akagera Game Lodge a mid-range accommodation and lastly Karenge Bush Camp.

Getting to Akagera national park

Akagera national park is found in eastern Rwanda, 2 – 3 hours’ drive Kigali the capital city of Rwanda. You can get to Akagera national park using road transport and we recommend you to use a good and comfortable 4-wheel drive safari car. the southern entrance gate acts as an entry point and the northern gate acts as an exit point apart from those using Magashi camp as their accommodation. Luxury visitors to Akagera national park can use helicopter flights from Kigali international airport to Akagera.

Other places to visit in Rwanda include the famous Volcanoes national park the home of mountain gorillas and golden monkeys, Nyungwe forest national park a home to chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, and canopy walk in Rwanda. Last is the newly gazetted Gishwati Mukura national park with primates.

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