Akagera National Park

Akagera National Park in eastern Rwanda is a hidden gem that showcases the country’s commitment to wildlife conservation and the preservation of its natural habitats.

Central Africa's Largest Protected Wetland

Akagera offers a diverse landscape teeming with wildlife, making it ideal for those seeking an authentic African safari experience. On game drives through the park, you’ll have the opportunity to spot a variety of iconic African animals, including elephants, buffalos, zebras, giraffes, and antelopes. Predators such as lions, leopards, and hyenas also roam these plains. The park is a haven for bird lovers, boasting over 500 species, including the majestic African fish eagle and the rare shoebill stork. The picturesque Lake Ihema, the park’s largest lake, provides a tranquil setting for picnics and relaxation, offering a serene escape amidst the natural wonders of Akagera.

Discover Lakes, Rivers, and Wetlands

Home to central Africa’s largest protected wetland, Akagera National Park on the country’s eastern border with Tanzania successfully reintroduction lions and rhinos to its low-lying plains which comprise savannah, woodland, wetland and a dozen lakes. In partnership with African Parks, the ongoing aim is to transform the reserve into a world-class safari destination.  With its wide, open plains, broad-leaved forests and rolling hills dotted with candelabra Euphorias, lakes filled with crocodiles and a large concentration of hippos, Akagera is home to a wide variety of game, from the distinctive Maasai giraffe, Burchell’s zebra, elephants, buffaloes to a range of different antelopes including Defassa’s waterbuck, topi, roan, eland, Bohor’s reedbuck, oribi, common duiker, klipspringer and the sitatunga!


Akagera National Park offers a selection of luxury lodges overlooking the park's stunning landscapes as well as tented camps within the park’s boundaries that provide an authentic bush experience.