Top Activities in Akagera National Park : Akagera national park is famous for housing the big five animals in Rwanda that have attracted a number of people all over the world interested in participating in the Rwanda safari where they can see the big five animals in Rwanda, participate in the Rwanda genocide tour to visit the Kigali genocide memorial museum to understand more about the Rwanda genocide, some people participate in the Rwanda safari to take part in other activities like gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park, participating in the Virunga mountains hike, golden monkey trekking in Rwanda among other top tourism activities in Rwanda. However, there’s more to Akagera national park than just the big five animals in Rwanda and many attractions and rewarding views can be seen when you participate in the top activities in Akagera national park.
While participating in the top activities in Akagera national park, you will have the chance to participate in the game drives where you will see diverse top tourist attractions in Rwanda on land and some swimming within the drainage features in the park like lake Ihema, Lake Shakani, Akagera river and many others.
During the morning game drives, you will get to see a number of early risers like the different herbivores like the oribi, rhinos, elephants catching their first bite for the day for an amazing Rwanda along the water sources you will get to see the hippos taking dips in the water, the crocodiles waiting patiently on their prey as they make way to the water sources to quench their thirst. During the evening game drives, you will get to see a number of carnivores in the park trying hard to catch their prey for dinner like the lions, hyenas, bat eared foxes, the and the leopards, you will also get the chance to see the herbivores heading back to their hiding spots for overnight stay. If you’re interested in tracking the big five animals in Rwanda, the game drives are the best activities where you will get to see all the big five animals carrying out their daily activities in the park.
As part of the top activities in Akagera national park will not disappoint you because of the different attractions you will get to see while you enjoy the boat rides and the breeze. During the activity, you will not only have amazing views of the where you will get to see the rhinos, elephants, gazelle, Uganda kobs grazing within the savannah plains but also have the chance to see a number of bird species like the king fishers African Darter, African Wattled Lapwing, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Common Squacco Heron, Crowned Lap wing, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Great Egret trying to catch fish from the lake which is quite rewarding. While participating in the evening boat cruise, you will get the chance to see the sunset as you watch the park come to life as the sun sets with the herbivores heading to their hiding spots for overnight and the carnivores coming from their hiding spots to hunt for prey and many other interesting attractions that can be seen.
While visiting Akagera national park, birding is among the top activities in Akagera national park that should not be missed out in because of the rewarding experience you will get to live as you watch the different bird species in the park.
The park is home to over 350 bird species that can be seen when you embark on the bird watching safaris in Rwanda in Akagera national park. One of the notable bird species that you will get to see is the endangered shoe bill stork that you will get to observe in the wild and also get to learn the 8 facts about the shoe bill stork, you will also get to observe a number of other bird species in the park like; 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 making it the best destination for birding in Rwanda.