If you would like to explore the best of Rwanda wildlife, a Game Drive at Akagera National Park is the best way to do it. It is the only place in Rwanda to see the majestic impala, topi and the only easily accessible place to see the big five.
The park is home to the big five – buffaloes, rhinos, leopards, lions, and elephants. Other wild animals in the Park include giraffes, zebras, and hippos. The park is one of the closest wildlife parks to the country’s national airport—Kigali International Airport, approximately 3-hour drive from the airport.
The most fantastic drive from the south to the north in a day will give you many animals to view to be able to keep give you a great adventurous experience as well as the most magnificent views from the top of the mountain across lake Ihema towards Tanzania.
However, it is also possible in Akagera to self-drive your own vehicle round the park. Guides are available to accompany you on your drive. The guides can direct you to areas where wildlife is most abundant and guide you to stunning scenic spots that you may otherwise miss.
There is a two-tier guiding system in the park with 10 park-employed guides and 15 community freelance guides. As a park visitor, and subject to availability, you may choose to take a park-employed guide who has guiding experience ranging from 2 to 12 years in Akagera National Park, and has undertaken training in content, interpretive guiding and first aid in the past 2 years.
You can decide to use the company safari guide who is well knowledgeable with the game trucks, but it is more ideal to take a park ranger guide along, who are better acquitted with the park knowledge.
Leopard and hyena might be seen on a night drive as well as other secretive creatures of the night.
Game drives in this park take different paths and the choice of the best one will depend on the season.
During the dry season, animals usually converge around the swamps and lakes; this grants you a remarkable photo opportunity – a magnitude of wild African animals with the sparkling lakes in the background.
Bird Watching at Akagera National Park is one of the activities you can take part in when you visit this park. Birds are also among what you may encounter on your successful game drive with over 670 bird species. Contact us to book an amazing Game Drive at Akagera National Park in Rwanda.