To the Northeast of the destination Rwanda, there lies one of the magical scenic places protected by Akagera National Park – the only savanna protected habitat in the country and an iconic site for wildlife safaris in Rwanda.
Covering 1,085km2, Akagera National Park features diverse beautiful landscapes that are marked with open Savannah in some parts, acacia woodland in other areas not forgetting the largest protected wetland system in the whole of central Africa dotted with majestic Rivers, beautiful lakes and swamp landscapes that always mesmerize the travelers on Rwanda Safaris and Tours.
Lakes including Lake Ihema which is the second largest in Rwanda, Lake Shakani, Lake Rwanyakizinga, Lake Mihindi and Lake Gishanju form a very fascinating sightseeing experience while viewed from the hills of Mutumba. The open Savannah plains of Akagera stretch to the Tanzanian border adjoining the mighty land of East Africa Safari tours.
Being the only savannah protected area in Rwanda; the Akagera National Park is home to a range of Savannah wild game including Elephants, Buffaloes, Lions, Maasai Giraffe, Topis, Elands, Buffaloes, Topis, Burchell’s Zebras and Impalas among others. These are rewarding to explore during a game drive in activity on a Rwanda Safari tour.
The beauty of these landscapes cannot be fully described without mentioning the Akagera River from which the park derives its name. The river is recorded to be part of the Nile River and features the scenic Russumo Falls which offers incredible sightseeing experience.