The relatively warm and low-lying plains of Akagera comprise savannah, woodland, wetland and a dozen lakes. In partnership with African Parks, The Akagera NP aim to transform the National Park into a world-class location to experience a safari. The largely open expanse is ideal for game viewing and is taking steps to ensure the Big Five roam the park in greater numbers over the course of time.
Visitors can also encounter buffalo, elephant, antelope, zebra, giraffe, baboons, monkeys, an incredible 525 bird species, plus much more.
A boat trip on Lake Ihema is also a highlight of any visit to Akagera, with its large pods of hippos, Nile crocodiles and abundant waterbirds on the island in the middle of the lake.
The only way to explore the park is by vehicle, whether through a tour operator or self-drive.
Staying within the park is possible, at various lodges, a bush camp in the north at select periods, or camping in specific sites.