It has exceptional levels of biodiversity and forms the largest protected wetland in central Africa.
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 sqkm. Since 2010, a joint venture with African Parks has seen Akagera return to its former glories.
It is named after the Akagera River that flows along its eastern boundary and feeds into a labyrinth of lakes of which the largest is Lake Ihema. The forest fringed lakes, papyrus swamps, Savannah plains and rolling highlands combine to make Akagera amongst the most scenic of reserves anywhere in Africa. It has exceptional levels of biodiversity and forms the largest protected wetland in central Africa.
Lake Ihema is located in the south of the Akagera National Park in the savannah region of the Eastern province of Rwanda. The Akagera River feeds a complex of a dozen of lakes including Lake Ihema, which is located at an altitude of 1,292 m. It is the biggest lake in the park, it covers an area of about 90 square kilometers, with a depth varying from 5 to 7 metres depending on the area and the season. The eastern lakeshore forms the border between Rwanda and Tanzania.
Early morning, you will be pick up by your driver guide at 5: 30am for your day trip to Akagera National Park, The drive takes 2 hours and 30 minutes to reach for the game of about 5 to 6 hours before You will enjoy the beauty of this Savannah park with Elephants, Zebras, Giraffes, Buffaloes, Lions, leopard and Rhinos were recently introduced into the park.
You will have your lunch within the designated picnic areas in the park and later return to Kigali.The Packages requires a minimum of 3 people at $420 each.
The Package includes:
– Transport on 4WD Car
– Hiking permit
– Bottle of water while on safari
– Tips to the driver and guides
– Personal expenses