Akagera National Park is located in the north east of Rwanda along the border with Tanzania. Although founded in 1934, much of the park was re-allocated as farms and in 1997 the park was reduced in size from more than 2,500 sq km (nearly 10% of the surface area of Rwanda) to its current extent of 1,122 sq km. Since 2010, a joint venture with African Parks has seen Akagera return to its former glories.
Birding safaris are popular amongst regular visitors and the immense variety and abundance of species will not fail to impress.
If you are looking for a variation on the usual safari experience, a boat trip on Lake Ihema will not disappoint.
The park management has vehicles avialble to hire for game drives, that come with their own driver and guide, and a choice of half day or full day drives.