Rwanda Destinations Akagera National Park

A game drive is a must-do on any vacation to Africa. Tourists can satisfy their desire to go on safari in Akagera National Park, which is only two and a half hours away from Kigali. Akagera and its wildlife have achieved a remarkable rebound from near extinction following the Rwandan genocide, thanks to the African Parks organization. All of the Big Five mammals, as well as a plethora of birds and antelope, may now be found in the 1,140-square-kilometer expanse (one of Central Africa’s largest protected wetlands).

To see a lion or rhino, you’ll need a lot of luck—conservationists are still attempting to increase their numbers, and there aren’t many at Akagera right now. On a self-drive safari, though, you’ll have no trouble seeing zebras, hippos, Nile crocodiles, elephants, and giraffes.

The scenery is equally as breathtaking as the animals who call this place home. The ecology will change dramatically from savannah plains to wetlands and lakes.

Hire one of the park’s knowledgeable guides at the visitor center. They have insider information of where the animals can be found.