Akagera National Park

This is 1122 kilometers Squared and it Borders Tanzania, Akagera National Park covers about 900km² of fairly low-lying grasslands and woodlands, similar in feel to safari areas of East Africa.In the west of these plains is are adjacent range of mountains, and to the east the Akagera River feeds into a series of lakes, marshes and papyrus swamps. So for a fairly small park, there is a wide variety of habitats and some lovely scenery.The game includes most of the usual plains species. Impala and topi (known as tsessebe in Southern Africa) seem to be dominant, with eland, oribi, Masai giraffe, Defassa waterbuck, reedbuck, bushbuck, sable and roan antelope also present. Burchall's zebra, buffalo, hippo and crocodile are commonly seen whilst game viewing; elephant are more restricted. A rare sighting would be lion and sitatunga which are present but restricted to more inaccessible areas.There are the savannah birds and raptors being the major and several endemic species

such as the red-faced barbet are often seen. Short boat trips are available which will Provide the opportunity to get close to the aboundant waterbirds including numerous African fish eagles, marabou stork, crowned cranes, open-billed stork, cormorants, herons and egrets. If you are lucky you may even get to see the elusive shoebill stork. Game densities aren't high, but you'll see plenty in a day or two, and pleasantly few other visitors, so it's worth the drive from Kigali to get here.

Places to visit in Tanzania

1

Ruaha National Park

2

Selous Game Reserve

3

Pemba Island

4

Tarangire National Park

5

Mountain Kilimanjaro

Places to Visit in Uganda

1

Bwindi Impenetrable Park

2

Queen Elizabeth National Park

3

Murchison Falls National Park

4

Lake Mburo National Park

5

Kidepo Valley National Park

Places to Visit in Kenya

1

Masai mara,

2

Amboseli

3

Lake Nakuru

4

Lake Naivasha

5

Tsavo East Tsavo

Places to Visit in Rwanda

1

Nyungwe-Canopy Walk

2

Akagera National Park

3

Lake Kivu

4

Volcanoes National Park

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