Top Activities in Akagera National Park 2022 : Are you interested in exploring Rwanda’s wildlife in relatively undisturbed areas? Akagera national park is the place to be. The park today has been restored to how it was before the 1994 Rwanda genocide where a number of animals lost their habitat, a number of mammals where killed and this led to the wiping out of its lion population and this was during and after the Rwanda genocide and it was done to create land for settlement, pastures for their cattle and many other activities that would generate income for the tourists.
With the help of the Rwanda development board and the African parks management the park is now thriving after lions were re-introduced to the park, rhinos and a number of efforts and policies were put in place to ensure that the park thrives more than it did before and this has been made possible with a number of wildlife species that have multiplied over the years which has attracted a number of people that are interested in watching the different attraction that can be seen when you take part in these top activities in Akagera national park 2022.
The game drives in Akagera national park will give you the opportunity to see the different attractions in the park to have an amazing experience in the country. Tourists can participate in either the morning game drives or the evening game drives as part of the top activities in Akagera national park 2022. During the morning game drives, you will get to see a number of early risers in the park catching their first bite of the day like the elephants, rhinos, the gazelle, the oribi and many other interesting mammal species that can be see seen catching their first bite of the day and during the evening game drives you will see a number of carnivores can be seen catching their prey for dinner, you will see the crocodiles in the park sun-basking as they wait patiently of their prey and also get to watch the herbivores in the park going to the hiding spots in the park and during the nocturnal game dives in Akagera national park you will get to see how the parks come to life during the night with the help of the night spotlight which will enable you to see the different animal species in the wild as they interact at night, you will see the lions, hyenas, leopards, bat eared fox hunting in the park which is quite fascinating to watch.
Boat cruise on lake Ihema
You can’t take part in the top activities in Akagera national park 2022 and forget the boat cruise on lake Ihema. The boat cruise will give you amazing experiences watching a number of water birds in the park like African Darter, African Wattled Lapwing, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Common Squacco Heron, Crowned Lap wing, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Great Egret you will get to see the herbivores in the park like the elephants, oribi, buffaloes grazing in the savannah plains, you will get to see the crocodiles sun-basking and during the evening boat cruise you will have the chance to see the sunset and watch a number of herbivores in the park heading to their hiding spots for overnight stay as you watch a number of carnivores hunting their prey for dinner
Birding in Akagera national park will give you the chance to see a variety of bird species in the park that will make your activity quite memorable and among the different bird species that can be seen include the African Darter, African Wattled Lapwing, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Common Squacco Heron, Crowned Lap wing, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Great Egret, you will get to see a number of migratory and endangered bird species and the notable bird is the endangered shoebill stork which has a number of amazing facts that will make your Rwanda safari quite memorable. There are a number of interesting facts about the shoe bill stork that you will find amusing for instance the fact that the shoe bill stork can stand motionless in the water for hours as they await their prey, after the young ones have been born, the stronger shoe bill stork can fight with the weaker bird until it chases it way from the nest this is done as a way of seeking attention from the mother, as you get to the shoe bill stork you will get to hear the sound it makes which is similar to a machine gun being fired.
Tracking the big five animals
You can participate in the top activities in Akagera national park 2022 and miss out on tracking the big five animals. It should be noted that Akagera national park is the only place where you can find all the big five animals in Rwanda that is the elephants, lions, buffaloes, leopard and the rhinos that can be tracked as you take part in the different activities in Akagera national park like the game drives, the boat cruise on lake Ihema, nature walks among other activities which will make your Rwanda safari as you visit Akagera national park quite memorable.