Rwanda has several national parks. One of the most beautiful is the Akagera National Park, which lies in the east of Rwanda. The park was created in 1943 to protect the land surrounding the Kagera River. It borders Tanzania, and lies along the edge of Lake Victoria. The park covers 1,200 km². Its major attraction is its three different ecosystems: savannah, mountain and wetlands. This means that you can see a diverse range of Africa’s most iconic animals, including elephants, giraffes and zebra.
Akagera National Park is also home to a pride of majestic lions, who were reintroduced to the park in 2014. New fences and anti-poaching measures have made this park a great destination for nature-lovers. Wildlife drives cost USD 30, 25 and 20 for adults, students and children respectively. Rangers are provided by the park at no extra charge. Other park activities include boat trips to Lake Ihema and birdwatching.
Best time to vist Akagera National Park is during the dry season, from mid May to September. Visitors are advised to hire a private vehicle in order to move around the park.
Visit Akagera National Park and enjoy African safaris. Though the park can be explored in a day, it is worth staying a couple of days. Enjoy Akagera's beautiful scenery and have the opportunity of photographing the rehabilitated park.