AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK
In the north east of Rwanda, on the border with Tanzania, is Akagera National Park. Named after the Akagera River that flows along its eastern boundary and feeds into a labyrinth of lakes, Akagera is one of the most scenic reserves in Africa. Think forest-fringed lakes, papyrus swamps, savannah plains, rolling highlands and protected wetlands, all of which create the exceptional biodiversity of the area.
The park is home to large plains game species including lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, zebra, waterbuck, hyena and a host of antelope. Primates include olive baboons, vervet monkeys and the secretive blue monkey by day, with bushbabies often making an appearance at night. Add to this nearly 500 bird species and you’ve got a safari experience made in East African heaven.