Founded in 1934, its Rwanda’s largest National park. The park home of lions , leopards ,servals hyenas , jackal, and several antelopes species . Elephants often congregate around lakes that are in habited by more than 800 hippos as well as Nile crocodiles.
Akagera national park, located in the northern eastern part of Rwanda is named after the Akagera river that flows along its eastern boundary and feeds into labythrinth of the lakes of which the largest is lake Ihema.
Lake ihema is rich in biodiversity except fish, to the crocodiles, hippopotamus. As for birds, it has 550 species including the unique jacanas, papyrus Gonolek , sandpipers , plovers and many more
The forest fringed lakes, paprus swamps, savannah plains and rolling highlands combine to make Akagera amongst the most scenic national parks anywhere in Africa. it has exceptional levels of biodiversity and forms the largest protected wetland in central Africa with important ornithological site with nearly 500 bird species
In addition, it’s a home to 482 bird species including the endangered shoebill and endemic red-faced barbet and a home to the big 5 now.