Activities in Akagera National Park
Activities in Akagera National Park are the different ventures in which travelers can engage so that they can be able to enjoy the process of exploring the park. Akagera national park is famous for its big five animals that can be seen during the different activities in Akagera National Park where you will get to see the African elephant, the rhino, leopard, lion, and the buffalo which can be seen during the rewarding activities like the Game drives wherein the morning game drives herbivores can be seen and in the evening game drives, you will get to see the carnivores trying to catch prey in the park among other interesting animal species in the park.
Akagera national park is every traveller’s dream where you will get to see over 400 bird species in the different vegetation covers of the park like the swamps, thickets, forests and many other places in the park. Amphibian and reptile species that can be seen along the drainage features for instance the swamps, River Akagera, Lake Shakani and Lake Ihema among other features in the park.
A tourist will get to participate in a number of activities in Akagera National Park but some of the rewarding experiences during their Rwanda safaris will be when they participate in the different game drives in Akagera National Park. Tourists can participate in two game drives within the park where you will see exceptional views and a number of different animal species while in the park.
During the morning game drives you will see the sun rising and here you will start to a number of early risers within the park coming from their overnight hiding spots to get their first bite for the day, you will also get to see elephants, impalas, topis, buffalos, zebras, gazelles among other animal species grazing, you will also to get exceptional views of the lake Shakani, lake Ihema where you will see a number of bird species. In the evening game drives you will get to see a number of carnivores within the park like a given pride of lions hunting for prey, hyenas, and leopards among other animal species which is quite hard for a tourist to see the animals during the morning game drives. But with the evening game drives, you will get to see the park coming back to life as the big cats try hard to hunt for prey in the park which is such an intense activity but also exhilarating to watch.
The boat cruise is one of the most rewarding activities in akagera national park here you will get to have relaxing experiences on Lake Ihema as you carry out game viewing. Just like the game drives in Akagera National Park, there are two different boat cruises in the park that is the morning and evening boat cruises however for the flexibility of the clients, the park can organize scheduled boat cruises for the comfort of its clients in order to have a memorable time while in the park.
Among the rewarding experiences in the park that tourists will get to see a number of bird species like African Fish Eagle, African jacana, great cormorant, America dipper, and Billon’s crake, Hammerkop, Caruthers’s cisticola, pied crow, black-headed weaver, fan-tailed widow bird, violet’s black weaver, long-crested Eagle numerous animal species like elephants, impalas, topis, buffalos, zebras, gazelles, hyenas, lions, leopards, you will also get to see crocodiles sun basking along the river banks among other animal species in the park.
During the evening boat cruise, you will also get to see a number of magnificent views of the park from the sunset to watch the sunset, you will get to see the herbivores in the park taking their last bites for the day, crocodiles waiting along the banks to catch prey, carnivores trying to catch prey in the park for memorable Rwanda Safaris.
Among other activities in the park include sport fishing which involves fishing on Lake Ihema where you will get to participate in the activity of catch and release for a rewarding experience in the park however the tourists will get to keep one fish as a reward for their participation in the activity. You will also get the chance to see a number of bird species in the park where you will see a number of bird species like the water birds during the activity in the park and these include; the African Fish Eagle, African jacana, great cormorant, America dipper, and Billon’s crake you will also get to see a number of animal species grazing in the plains for memorable experiences in the park.
Birding is another activity in Akagera National Park where you will get to see a number of bird species along the different water sources, the different vegetation zones like the swamps where you will get to see the endangered shoe bill stork, the African fish Eagle, the open billed stork, the egrets, cormorants, Senegal lapwings, African darter, Hammerkop, Caruthers’s cisticola, pied crow, black-headed weaver, fan tailed widow bird, violet’s black weaver, long crested Eagle. It should be noted that a tourist can also get to see a number of bird species during the different activities in akagera national park like the boat cruise, sport fishing, game drives among other activities.
The guided nature walks in akagera national park are some of the relaxing activities that can be carried out in the park for rewarding experiences during your Rwanda Safaris. During the Nature Walks, you will get to see a number of animal species within the plains grazing, quenching their thirst from the water sources, you will also get to see a number of bird species and many other species for rewarding Rwanda tours.
You can also participate in cultural tours around akagera national park which will also be rewarding to the tourists. You can visit the Humure refugee village which is a group of refugees from Tanzania that established their community near Akagera National Park in Rwanda. In the community, you will get to see their different cultures as they carry out their different daily activities; you will get to know how to make different local dishes, ghee making, pottery among other interesting activities about the local community.