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Akagera National Park

Topi in Akagera National Park © Braunov
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. Named after the Akagera River that flows through it, the park is made up of forests, swamps, volcanic mountains, and vast savannah plains. The plains are the most popular for safaris, with an abundance of big game including lions, leopard, 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.

Address: Akagera, Kayonza

E-mail: akagera@african-parks.org

Website: www.africanparks.org/the-parks/akagera

Telephone: +250 787 11 33 00

Opening times: Daily 6am-6pm

Admission: $40 for international day visitors, $30 for Rwandan residents day visitors.