Game Viewing and Wildlife Safaris in Rwanda

Other than the much sought-after Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park, visitors to Rwanda also have a chance to go on a classic African safari in Akagera National Park and sight numerous game as well as experience an array of wildlife.

Rwanda is mostly associated with the Mountainous landscape that sprawls from the central to the western and northern parts of the country. However the eastern region breaks this monotony with grassland plains, swamps and lakes, containing Akagera National Park. Game drives through park offer sightings of game such Elephants, Giraffes, Buffaloes, Zebra and a variety of antelope species. There are cats such as Leopards, Jackals, and Spotted Hyenas but these are very elusive.

Other activities include an afternoon boat safari on Lake Ihema to sight some aquatic wildlife, and game that come to drink along the shores. Hippos and Crocodiles are a common sight in the lake. Birdlife in the park is very impressive with more than 525 species recorded in the park.

Recreational fishing is available on the shores of Lake Shakani. Main fish caught is catfish and tilapia and you have the option to retain your catch or release back into the water.


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