Akagera National Park
Akagera National Park is set on a low altitude area much different from the relatively hilly and breezy country of Rwanda. Dominated to the east by the labyrinth of swamps and lakes that follow the meandering course of the Akagera River, the most remote source of the Nile, this is a diverse landscape of tangled acacia woodland amidst open grasslands, high rolling hills along the western boundary and patches of thick forest.
Large herds of buffalo, giraffe and zebra can be seen moving across the savannah. Visitors are also likely to catch a glimpse of elephants emerging from the woodland to drink at the lakes. Akagera is home to more than a dozen types of antelope, most commonly the handsome impala, but also Oribi and Bushbuck, as well as the purple-thatched Topi, the rare Roan and the world's largest antelope, the Cape Eland. Many predators including Leopard and Hyena might be seen on a night drive. Hippo and Crocodile are almost guaranteed on a boat trip in Akagera’s largest lake, Ihema. Akagera is also a bird watcher’s paradise.
Camping can be done alongside the picturesque lakes of Akagera, or atop Muyumbu ridge overlooking the lakes and Tanzania in the distance.