Game Drive Safaris In Akagera National Park Rwanda

Game drives in Akagera national park Rwanda are done at a fee of 25 USD half game drive and USD 40 for a full game drive in the park.

Game Drive Safaris In Akagera National Park Rwanda

Game drive safaris in Rwanda give tourists a unique and memorable tourist experience in the country, if you wish to do a game drive in Rwanda you will have to drive through Akagera national park located in the northeastern part of the country along Tanzania border. Akagera national park provides the only safe haven for savanna wildlife animals in the country. Akagera national park is the only national park in Rwanda where you get to see the big 5 animals that is the lion, African elephant, African buffalo, rhinoceros and the leopard.

The park is Rwanda’s biggest national park in the north east covering districts of kayonza and nyagatare. It was gazette in 1934 making it one of Africa’s oldest national park. the park covers an area of 1122 sq. km from its original size of 2500 sq. kilometers which is no more because of Rwanda refugees from 1994 Rwanda genocide, these carried out deforestation, land encroachment and many wild animals were hunted by these people for food.

Following the creation of Akagera management company in 2010, a lot has been restored to its former glory, and many of the wild animals that had got extinct in Akagera national park have already been reintroduced back such as lions, elephants as well as rhinos.

Game drives in Rwanda give you a chance to explore the savanna landscapes in Akagera national park and also see the beautiful wild animals and birds in the park. According to survey in the park, Akagera national park is a home of about 8000 mammal species and over 500 bird species. a game drive in Akagera national park enables you see wild animals such as oribis, statungas, kobs, lions, elephants, impala, leopards, giraffes, zebras, buffaloes, hyenas, duikers and much more.

Akagera national park is a home of about 100 African buffaloes, over 85 giraffes, 25 rhinos, about 20 lions and over 1000 buffaloes. Akagera national park is a habitant of over 12 different antelope species and are among the most commonly seen animals during game drives in the park.

Game drives in Akagera national park Rwanda are done at a fee of 25 USD half game drive and USD 40 for a full game drive in the park. Visitors on a game drive in Akagera national park are led by an experienced game ranger and a guide. The armed game ranger is there for your security and safety while in the park protecting you from dangerous wild animals and poachers and guides help you see wild animals much easily and faster while in Akagera national park.

The game drive safaris in Akagera national park Rwanda can be done either in the morning or at night. The morning game drive in the park starts at 7am and ends at 9am taking you 1 to 2 hours, this morning game drive helps you see different wild animals in the park such as lions, rhinos, leopards, elephants, oribi, impala, hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes and duikers among others.

Game drives in Akagera national park Rwanda will give you a chance to see beautiful birds in the park. the park is a home of over 500 bird species and these include suaza chrike, marabou stork, white egret, African fish eagle, herons, African darter, open billed stork, papyrus ganalex, grey crowned crane, shoe bill stork, black headed weaver bird, African jacana to mention but a few.

The night game drive safaris in Akagera national park Rwanda offers you an opportunity to see nocturnal animals such as lions, civets, bush babies and leopards among others. While on a night game drive you might as well see nocturnal birds such as owls. The night game drives in Akagera national park start at 6 pm in the evening and visitors are led by an armed game ranger and a well-trained game guide

In conclusion game drive safaris in Rwanda are among the many activities that you can participate and enjoy in with your family and friends and these is no age limit tied to this activity. Travelers intending to go on a game drive in Rwanda should book their trips with any other trusted local tour operator or Africa adventure vacation. Do check out our packages for the best offers!

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