Activities in Akagera National Park

Activities in Akagera National Park are the different ventures in which travelers can engage in as they enjoy there safari experience in Rwanda. Akagera national park is home to all the big five animals in among the different national parks in Rwanda. The evergreen park with a number of drainage features like Lake Shakani, Lake Ihema, Akagera River among other water bodies which act as habitats to a number of amphibian and tile species, you will also get the chance to see a number of mammal species as they participate in a number of activities within the park among which include the following;

Activities in Akagera

Activities in Akagera National Park

In order to have an amazing time in akagera national park, you can participate in a number of activities that the park offers where you will get to see a number of attractions like the numerous mammal species, bird species among other attractions which will ensure that you have amazing experiences while in the park and the different activities that can be carried out in the park include the following;

Birding: Another activity that can be carried out while in Akagera National Park is birding where tourists will get the chance to see a number of bird species. The park is home to over 400 bird species including the water birds which are usually seen on Lake Shanaki, and Ihema looking for food. 

While carrying out birding in akagera national park, you will have the opportunity to see a number of bird species in the park along the shores of the different water sources in the park like Lake Shakani and Lake Ihema. You can also see a number of bird species during a number of activities in the park like during the boat cruise on Lake Ihema, sport fishing on Lake Shakani among other activities. 

birding in akagera national park

Some of the bird species that can be seen in the park include a number of water birds like the African fish Eagle, the open billed stork, the egrets, cormorants, Senegal lapwings, African darter etc tat cam be seen as they try hard to catch fish from the lakes. Other bird species that can be seen include; the Hamerkop, Caruthers’s cisticola, pied crow, black-headed weaver, fan-tailed widow bird, violet’s black weaver, long-crested Eagle and many more making the activity quite rewarding while in the park.

Boat cruise: Tourists carrying out their Rwanda tour can participate in the Boat cruise another interesting activity that can be carried out in akagera national park. During the boat cruise, you will get relaxing experiences from the cool lake breeze, seeing a number of bird species like instance the African fish eagle, the open billed stork, the egrets, cormorants, Senegal lapwings, African darter can be seen, to the different mammal and amphibian species like the crocodiles can be seen on the shores of the lakes sunbathing, hippopotamus taking dips in the water to the elephants quenching their thirst among other interesting attractions during the boat cruise for memorable experiences during the Rwanda safaris.

boat cruise in akagera national park

Sportfishing: Sportfishing in the park is among the most amazing activities that can be carried out in akagera national park in order to have memorable experiences during their Rwanda tour. The park is a home to a number of water bodies including Lake Shakani, lake Ihema, and Akagera River among other water bodies in the park where sport fishing can be carried out, while participating in sport fishing you will have the opportunity to catch a number of fish on the park like Nile tilapia, blue tilapia, craw fish among other fish species in the park. 

Sport fishing in the park involves catch and release however with sport fishing in akagera national park you will get to keep one fish as a reward for participating in activity during the activity., you will also get the chance to see a number of bird species during sport fishing for example water birds like the African fish Eagle, herons, open billed storks, cormorants and the egrets which offer a spectacular experiences during the Rwanda tour.

Camping: Camping in akagera national park, tourists will get the chance to camp in the wild as they get to experience the wonders of the park from the breathtaking views of Lake Shakani where you will get to see a number of bird species while camping in the park around Lake Shakani.

You will get to see a number of bird species like the shoe bill stork, Amur falcon, booted eagle, red-faced barbet, sooty falcon, crested barbet, slate-colored boubou, Souza’s Shrike, Eleonora’s falcon, tabora cisticola, brown crested lapwing, shoe bill stork, western reef heron, yellow-bellied eremomela blue shouldered robin-chat, grasshopper buzzard, northern brown-throated weaver. You will also have the opportunity to see a number of animal species like the waterbucks, a number of antelope species grazing in the plains among other interest attractions for a memorable Rwanda tour.

Game drives: In akagera national park, tourists can participate in a number of rewarding activities in the park like the Game drives which will enable you to see a number of mammal species including the big five animals which can be seen during the different game drives in the park.  during the morning game drives, you will get to see a number of early risers within the park like the herbivores like the impalas, Uganda kobs, duikers, gazelles, elephants, rhinos, buffaloes grazing in the plains of the park you will also get the chance to see a number of amphibian and reptile species like the crocodiles sun basking, monitor lizards among other species.

Activities in Akagera
Activities in Akagera

During the nocturnal game drives, you will get to see the carnivores in the park trying to catch prey as the early risers try to catch some sleep. It should be noted that during day, the carnivores in the park try so hard to get some rest making it hard for tourists to see them during the morning game drives, therefore, tourists should participate in the evening game drives in order to see the carnivores like the leopards, hyenas, lions among other animal species in the park, experience the park coming to life at night as the carnivores try hard to attack the herbivores in the park for dinner.

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