Akagera National Park’s rolling highlands, savannah plains, and swamp-fringed lakes make up the largest protected wetland in central Africa and the last remaining refuge for savannah-adapted animals and plants in Rwanda. Despite being a relatively small park at just 1,122 km², it is home to an impressive array of wildlife, including some rare species such as the shoebill and sitatunga.
Proclaimed as a National Park in 1934, Akagera National Park is among the oldest national parks in Africa. Since African Parks assumed management of Akagera with the Rwanda Development Board and established the Akagera Management Company (AMC) in 2010, the partnership has led to several flagship projects, including the reintroduction of lions after a 20-year absence, and the reintroduce black rhino which took place last year. Akagera is well on track to becoming Rwanda’s only Big Five park and a premier tourism destination, which is helping the park become financially self-sustaining.
The Akagera National Park gates are open from 6 am to 6 pm daily. Guests staying at Akagera Game Lodge are required to be within the park by 6pm. Please note that the park charges entrance fees per night spent in the Akagera National Park, these fees are payable per person at the Park gate.