Akagera National Park
Akagera National Park is truly coming into it’s own. Located in eastern Rwanda , the park has been under the management of African Parks in partnership with the Rwanda Development Board since 2010, following years of neglect and poaching.
Today, poaching has essentially been eliminated and wildlife has returned thanks to excellent land management practices. In the north, Magashi has an ideal lakeside spot is on it’s on concession within the park, where highly trained guides will take you out on game drives, walks and boating trips to find lion, buffalo, leopard, elephant, giraffe, spotted hyaena, zebra, topi, roan, eland and more. Lion were re-introduced in 2015 and black rhino in 2017. The Park also boasts almost 500 species of birds including the very rare shoebill with its implausibly massive bill and the near-endemic red-faced barbet. All this in one of the most scenic savanna settings in East Africa – open plains, woodlands, lakes, swamp, and grassy low mountains.