The 100,000-hectare Akagera National Park in eastern Rwanda has been under the management of African Parks in partnership with the Rwanda Development Board since 2010, following years of neglect and poaching.

Today, poaching has essentially been eliminated and wildlife coaxed back with excellent land management. Highly trained guides will take you out on game drives, walks and boating trips to find buffalo, leopard, elephant, giraffe, spotted hyaena, zebra, topi, roan, eland and more. Lion were re-introduced in 2015 and black rhino in 2017. The Park also boasts almost 500 species of birds including the spectacular shoebill with its implausibly massive bill and the near-endemic red-faced barbet. All this in one of the most scenic savannahs in East Africa – open plains, woodlands, lakes, swamp, and grassy low mountains.

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