Akagera National Park reviews


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Akagera National Park lies at the northeast corner of Rwanda, 110 kilometers (68 miles) from the capital, Kigali. The park is named after the Akagera River, the most remote source of the Nile, which flows at the park’s eastern frontier, on the border with Tanzania. Akagera’s size was reduced in 1997 from the original 2,500 km² (965 miles²)  to 1,122 km² (433 miles²... ...

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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jul 23, 2014   |   Visited: Jun 2014.
My family and I have just returned from a great time in Africa. This was my first time to Rwanda and I wanted to see as much as possible. Although there are no gorillas here, we did see quite a few big animals like giraffe and elephants. It wasn't too crowded and lodging was nice. I would recommend for a day. read more

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Chameleon
Elephant
Giraffe
Vervet monkey
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Feb 20, 2014   |   Visited: Dec 2013.
Situated in Eastern Rwanda along the Tanzanian border, Akagera National Park protects animals and vegetation in three ecoregions: mountain, savannah and swamp.
The park is named for the Kagera River which flows along its eastern boundary feeding into several lakes with the largest being Lake Ihema.
Akagera is a big game country with large herds of giraffe, buff... read more
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Safari suitability: 7 / 10
Meet three of the big five, get mesmerized by the scenic wetlands and take a boat safari. This is a park with a vision!
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Elephant
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Giraffe
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Bird watching
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Boating / canoeing
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