Rhino tracking in Rwanda is among the many activities that you should not miss out when you visit Akagera National Park which is famous for the big five animals in Rwanda that you will get to watch participating in numerous activities in Akagera national park. Rhino tracking in Rwanda is among the newly introduced activities in Akagera national park that you should not miss out on while you participate in a number of activities in Akagera National Park.

During the 1994 Rwanda genocide, a number of rhinos in Akagera national park went extinct this is because after the aftermath of the 1994 a number of Rwandans that had sought asylum in the neighbouring countries came back and settled in Akagera national park which led to competition of resources, the tutsis were mainly cattle keepers and when they settled in Akagera national park, and because the wild animals were encroaching on the areas where they has settled it increased poaching hence leading to the extinction of a number of wild animals in the park like the lions in Akagera national park and the rhinos.

Rhino Tracking in Rwanda
Rhino Tracking in Akagera National park

As part of the efforts to promote sustainable tourism in Rwanda the African parks with partnership with the Rwanda development board a number of rhinos were re- introduced in the park which has also increased the number of travellers that visit the park interested in watching a number of rewarding attract

Rhino tracking in Rwanda

Rhino tracking in Rwanda involves on-foot tracking of the southern white rhinos and this will give you an up-close look at the species in the wild to observe a number of their daily activities in the wild that you will get to walk along the trails in the park watching a number of attractions in the wild and when you get to the rhino family. The activity starts early morning in the park and this will take you along the trails in the park which will give access to the family as you observe their behaviour in the wild. for travellers interested in participating in the activity, they will pay 75 USD to enjoy the rewarding Rwanda safari experience.

Packing list for

  • Hiking boots to help you hike through the wild bushes.

  • A camera to capture the beautiful moments of the rhinos in the wild

  • Carry some insect repellent because the park is home to a number of disease spreading insects like mosquitoes that can cause malaria

  • You can also carry some pain killers

  • You can also carry binoculars because you will also get to watch

Other activities that you can take part in when you make your way to Akagera national park include; the boat cruise on Lake Ihema which will lead you to a number of amazing views in the park like; the water birds in the park like the endangered shoe bill stork, African Darter, African Wattled Lapwing, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Common Squacco Heron, Crowned Lap wing, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Great Egret, White-breasted Cormorants, Pied Kingfishers, Osprey, Double-tooth Barbet, Yellow-bellied Waxbill, Familiar Chat, Brown-throated Wattle-eye and Spot-flanked Barbet and many other rewarding bird species in the wild.

Rhino Tracking in Rwanda
Boat Cruise on Lake Ihema

Participate in the game drives in Akagera national park that will help you track the big five animals in Rwanda, during the morning game drive, you will also get the chance to watch a number of herbivores in the wild like the elands, gazelles, oribi, elephants, rhinos grazing within the park’s plains, you will also get to watch a number of carnivores during the evening game drives catching their prey in the park to make your safari experience quite rewarding and among which can be seen include the lions, leopards, hyenas and many more.

You can also participate in the walk the line safari which will help you understand more about the conservation efforts in the park. Interesting about the activity is the fact that you can also watch a number of interesting views in the park for an amazing safari experience.

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