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Wildlife tours in Akagera National Park

Wildlife tours in Akagera National Park

Wildlife tours in Akagera National Park

Wildlife tours in Akagera National Park are tailor-made safari packages for visitors to spend their time in the park through various activities. Akagera National Park is one of the best sites in the world to go on wildlife tours and observe various animal species in their natural settings. There are a number of activities that you will participate in while in Akagera National Park to ensure that you get to see the different species. Regardless of the activity that you participate in, it is guaranteed that you will have an amazing experience where you will see a number of wildlife species in the park.

If you’re looking for a national park where you can see animals, birds, different butterfly species, reptile species, amphibians, and other different wildlife species, then Akagera national park is the place to visit because it provides the most radiant environment where you can carry out your wildlife tours while in Rwanda to ensure that you have an amazing time while in the park. Among the various wildlife species that can be viewed throughout the park’s various activities are the following:

You will see the major five mammals during your wildlife safari in Akagera National Park. Akagera National Park is Rwanda’s only national park where all five of the country’s big five can be seen, and it, like Volcanoes National Park, is famous for Rwanda gorilla tours, Virunga mountain hikes, and Rwanda golden monkey trekking, while Nyungwe National Park is famous for Rwanda chimp tours. The big five are well-known at Akagera National Park. All of the big five creatures, which are the lion, buffalo, lion, leopard, and rhinoceros, may be found in the park.

Akagera National Park partnered with Europe and was able to get rhinos from three European countries, which were brought into the park in 2017 and have since increased in number. There was also the introduction of lion species from South Africa, which have also increased in number, and when they were brought into the park, it resulted in all five animals being in the same park.

If you want to see the big five animals, you can go on game drives in the park. For example, you can go on morning game drives where you will see elephants, rhinos, and buffalo grazing in the plains, and nocturnal game drives where you will see lions and leopards hunting for prey. You can also see a number of other animals struggling to survive at night without becoming prey to the park’s carnivores, which is such an intense but amazing experience.

buffalos in Akagera National Park

buffalos in Akagera National Park

Herbivores: There are a number of herbivores that can be seen within the park that are usually seen grazing in the plains and near the water bodies where the vegetation, particularly the savannah grasslands, tends to be much thicker than elsewhere in the park, and because it is a source of food for the herbivores, they can be seen converging near the water bodies, particularly lake Ihema and lake Shakani, where they can also be seen.

Some of the herbivores that can be observed are impalas, giraffes, buffalos, zebras, bushbucks, topis, and many other herbivores that can be spotted on game drives, particularly in the mornings when the early risers strive to obtain the first bite of the day. Evening game drives can also be rewarding because you will be able to watch a variety of animal species having their last bites of the day, as well as carnivores spying on herbivores.

Reptiles and amphibians: There are several reptile and amphibian species to be found in the park. These are commonly spotted in bodies of water such as Lake Shakani, Lake Ihema, and the River Akagera. Monitor lizards, salamanders, anthracosauria, labrinythod, crocodiles, and other amphibians and reptiles can be seen among the reptiles and amphibians. These are commonly spotted on boat rides and nature walks in the park. Crocodiles can be observed sunbathing on the lakes’ margins, patiently waiting for the prey that normally comes to satisfy their thirst.

While in the country, you can see a variety of butterfly species while taking nature walks through the vegetation, the forest within the park, and the swamps where different butterfly species such as Amauris albimaculata, gossam butterflies, Lycaenidae, miletinae, coliadinae, harvesters, lipteninaer, swallowtail butterflies, Papilionoideae, Pieridae, and Hesperiidae inhabit.

Bird species: There are a variety of bird species that can be found within the park, some of which may be found in the marshes, particularly water birds. Birds can be spotted on a boat trip at Akagera National Park, on guided nature walks within the park, on game drives, and on a variety of other activities. African fish Eagle, open-billed stork, egrets, cormorants, Senegal lapwings, African darter, Hamerkop, Caruthers’ cisticola, pied crow, black-headed weaver, fan-tailed widow bird, Violet’s black weaver, long-crested Eagle, like Pockefellers’ sunbird, Chapin’s flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, strange weaver, red-throated alethe

Various fish species: While in the park, you can witness a variety of fish species while participating in activities such as sport fishing. Sport fishing in Lake Shakani, Lake Ihema, the River Akagera, and the marshes can reveal a variety of fish species such as catfish, Nile tilapia, lung fish, and mudfish, which are among the most common fish species found in the park. The fish may also be viewed during the boat trip in Akagera National Park during the interesting activities; the species are normally seen swimming in the water, and if you’re lucky, you might even witness crocodiles feasting on the fish.