Akagera National Park makes for the most satisfying of safaris with its vast savannah grasslands and plains, broad-leaved forests, steep hills, and lakes and swamps that are teeming with a variety of animal and bird species. With the reintroduction of black rhinos and African lions, the park is now home to all of Africa’s Big 5’ – the lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. The park supports giraffes, zebras, elephants, buffaloes, and several species of Antelope like oribi, waterbuck, topi, eland, reedbuck, duiker and sitatunga. Large predators include lions, leopards, hyenas and jackals. The parks primate offering includes olive baboons, vervet monkeys and the nocturnal and wide-eyed bush babies.
Akagera National Park can be explored in three ways: