Akagera national park
Akagera National Park is 1200km2 of lowland plain grassland spreading in the valley that follows eastward flowing Akagera River into Lake Victoria. In a rather hilly and high elevation terrain, Akagera’s plain grasslands is a habitat in which to view rare grassland species and on Rwanda safari. It is common on game viewing safari to see large mammals notably; lions, giraffes, zebras, buffalos, leopards, waterbucks and other species that make Akagera National Park stand shoulder to shoulder with the rest of national parks on the continet. The scenic views with lush savannah and wetland vegetation are very attractive to the eyes attracting big swarms of birds and magnet for keen birders on tour of Rwanda.
Lake Ihema with her beautiful floating islands and wetland ecosystem is a natural habitat for huge hippopotamus, crocodiles and a very rare wetland antelope Sitatunga. Boat cruise on the lake are very popular on safaris to Rwanda making Akagera an ideal destination to rest, unwind and refresh after hectic gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking exercises.