Activities in Akagera National Park
The park has a lot to offer to all travelers visit it on a safari while in Rwanda and everything it offers gives the travelers the best life time unforgettable experience. Such as;
Boat cruise experience, this is done on river Akagera cross through the park or on Lake Ihema as well as lakes with in the park. Boat cruise ride will offer you an insight to enjoy viewing the different bird species such as the African king fisher, grey crowned crane, the rare shoe bill stork, the papyrus Gonolek, among others. The boat cruise will as well offer you an opportunity to enjoy viewing the wide range of wildlife population that gathers on the shores of Akagera River and lakes to drink water and take a bathe in the dry season such as the elephants, impalas, the zebras, the African buffaloes, the hippos and crocodiles among other wildlife. Boat cruise ride offers breath taking exception experience that reminds you about your visit to Rwanda land of a thousand hills. The boats operate on scheduled time however there is an alternative where you can opt for a private boat cruise ride at any time of convenience.
Wildlife game viewing, there is a great population of wildlife animals that can be enjoy in Akagera national park inclusive of the African big five wildlife animals such as the lions, the black rhinos, leopards, the elephants, the African buffaloes as well as other wildlife animals such as the hippos, zebra, impalas, crocodiles, the bushbucks, wild dogs among others.
Bird watching experience, Akagera national park is a birder’s paradise with over 480 bird species that are found in the park these can be spotted around the rivers and lakes with in the park, at the swamp regions and savannah vegetation. Some of the bird species that will spotted in the park include the grey crowned crane, the rare shoe bill stock squacco herons, papyrus Gonolek, giant king fisher, palm-nut vulture, Senegal lapwings, African wattled plover, woodland kingfisher among other bird species. Although birds can be seen on a game drive or boat in Akagera, alternatively you can choose to take a nature walk with in the park which offers you an opportunity to get close to different birds in the park.
Spot fishing adventure, this is one of the exciting activities that is done of the shores of Lake Shakani and it can be booked privately in the park in advance for proper planning. Spot fishing will offer you an opportunity to catch the biggest fish from the fresh waters of Lake Shakani although it is a catch and release adventure experience.
Community visit or walk, travellers can alternatively choose to take a community with in the nearby communities of Akagera national park so as you get an insight to interact with local community, it people as well as their authentic cultures and behavioral patterns of life such the traditional cattle milking and keeping the milk in calabashes in so interesting to witness when you visit the local communities.