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  • Akagera National Park
  • Akagera National Park


Akagera National Park

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.


Akagera National Park Hotels

$$ Ruzizi Tented Lodge Akagera National Park

A small but charming and authentic lodge overlooking Lake Ihema. It’s an ideal base from which to tour Akagera but also to simply stay and enjoy a sundowner and watch hippos in the lake. Nine tents...

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$$ Akagera Game Lodge Akagera National Park

Akagera Game Lodge stands on a hill on the southern tip of the Akagera National Park elevated above the savannah with exceptional views of the forest-fringed Lake Ihema and smaller Lake Shakani....

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$$$ Magashi Akagera Akagera National Park

Opening in early 2019 Magashi Camp is situated in the productive and phenomenally diverse north-eastern corner of Akagera National Park, overlooking scenic Lake Rwanyakazinga. Akagera comprises some...

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