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Rwanda National Parks

Rwanda National Game Parks, Rwanda Safari National Parks, Places to visit in Rwanda, Rwanda safari Attractions, Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes Park, Nyungwe Forest Chimpanzee Tracking Safari Park, Akagera Wildlife Safari Park, Kigali City Tour.

Rwanda Safari National Parks form the centerpiece of travel products explored on safaris in Rwanda. Dubbed the land of a thousand hills due to her series of undulating hills, the destination Rwanda features four National Parks following the addition of the recently gazetted Gishwati – Mukula National Park.

Other three traditional National Parks include; Akagera National Park a savannah habitat to the east of Rwanda, Nyungwe Forest National Park a moist Afro montane habitat to the South west of Rwanda and Volcanoes National Park an alpine forest habitat on the slopes of Virunga Mountains to the north west of Rwanda.

Due to the distinctiveness in these Rwanda Safari National Parks, even the wildlife species that thrive in them differ.

Akagera National Park features a great deal of savannah dwelling species including; Leopards, lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Elands, Maasai Giraffe, Zebras, Impala and Water bucks among others.

Its labyrinth of wetland system feature series of lakes including Lake Ihema where Nile Crocodiles and Hippopotamus can be explored.

Nyungwe National Park supports thirteen (13) primate species including Eastern Chimpanzees, the largest grouping of Black and white colobus monkeys in Africa, blue monkey, L’Hoest Monkey and Owl faced monkey among others.

The park’s lush forest cover presents a ground for the best adventure canopy walk in the whole of East Africa.

In Volcanoes National Park, the leading Rwanda Safari activity – the Mountain Gorilla Trekking is found here since the park features the only population of Mountain Gorillas in the whole of Rwanda with ten (10) habituated gorilla groups.

Besides Mountain Gorillas, the park is home to the endangered Golden Monkeys thus providing ground for Golden Monkey tracking.

The Rwanda Safari packages as designed with Prime Safaris & Tours Ltd always bring out the best in each National Park to reward the travelers with lasting Africa Safari memories.

Rwanda National Parks – Safari Game Parks In Rwanda

Akagera National Park is situated in the north east of Rwanda covering an area of 1,085km2 which makes it the largest protected area in Rwanda.

The Akagera National Park boarders Tanzania and is traversed by Akagera river one of the sources of River Nile of which the park derives its name.

Akagera National Park was established in 1934 to provide protection in three varied eco-systems i.e. mountain, swamp and savannah.

The park is rich in water environments with series of lakes that characterize its floor including Lake Ihema which is the second largest in Rwanda, Lake Rwanyakizinga, Lake Shakani, Lake Mihindi and Lake Gishanju not forgetting the famous Akagera River that traverse the eastern boarder of the park. Read More

Nyungwe National Park is located in southwestern part of Rwanda, at the extreme border between Rwanda, Burundi and Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The famous Nyungwe forest national park is one of the best preserved and conserved montane rainforest in whole of the East and Central Africa.

The park lies at an elevation of 1,600 meters and 2,950 meters above sea level and its expansive network of well-maintained forest trails direct visitors to a number of waterfalls and viewing points.

Covering over 1000 square kilometers, Nyungwe Forest national park that was gazzetted in 2004 is surely one of the world’s most beautiful and pristine mountain rainforests. It’s believed to be one of Africa’s oldest forests. Read More

Volcanoes National Park dubbed the safe haven for the mountain gorillas is situated in northwestern part of Rwanda and it’s bordered by national parks like Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda.

The park is home to five of the eight stunning volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains namely: Karisimb volcano, mountain Bisoke, Mountain Muhabura, Gahinga Volcano and mountain Sabyinyo which are covered in rainforest and bamboo vegetation that dominate Volcanoes national park.

Spanning on a 160sqkm area in the northern part of Rwanda, Volcanoes national park is the oldest national park in Africa. It was initially a small area around Karisimbi. Read More