Akagera National Park
Topi in Akagera National Park © Braunov
Located on the Rwandan border with Tanzania, Akagera National Park encompasses savannah, mountain and swamp ecoregions across its 463 square miles (1,200 sq km) of territory. The savannah areas are the most popular for safaris, with an abundance of big game including elephants, zebra, buffalo, giraffe, oribi and impala. Camping alongside the lakes is a good way to spot birds like fish eagles, papyrus gonolek, and the elusive shoebill stork.