Akagera National Park

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The savannah plains of Akagera National Park on Rwanda’s border with Tanzania are the perfect place for a Big Five safari. Here, you can see lions, leopards, rhino, buffalo and elephants, but it is the Park’s wetlands that offer the best wildlife watching. Swamp-fringed lakes, created by the Kagera River, are home to crocodiles, hippos and birdlife. Take a boat trip on Lake Ihema to see the animals up close.

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Gorillas and the Big Five

Safaris and gorilla trekking in Rwanda
Approx. 8 days
Kigali (1 days) → Akagera National Park (4) → Volcanoes National Park (3)
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Rwanda’s Complete Wildlife Experience

Gorillas, chimpanzees and the Big Five
Approx. 10 days
Kigali (1 days) → Akagera National Park (3) → Volcanoes National Park (3) → Nyungwe National Park (3)
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