Akagera National Park was founded in 1934, by the Belgian colonists, as one of the oldest national parks in Africa. Nevertheless, in 1997 the size of the park was cut in half to accommodate the many returning refugees from surrounding countries and poaching was still common. Only in 2010, the park started to improve facilities and re-introduce extinct animals. Now the population of most animals is growing and many different kinds can be seen. But the park is not just a good location to spot wildlife and birds, it is also a beautiful landscape in itself. Both hillsides and lower lying bushes, large lakes and swamps, the terrain is very varied and offers great views.
Akagera is accessible with your own car (provided it’s a 4×4) but we decided to make it a real safari and use a car with a roof that could be opened. Great views guaranteed!