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Mt Elgon National Park Wildlife Safaris on Lower slopes
Mt Elgon National Park Bird Species
Mt Elgon National Park Sipi Falls

Mount Elgon National Park was named after Mountain Elgon, the largest extinct Volcano in the world and is situated on the borders of both Uganda and Kenya almost 140 km from Lake Victoria occupying a surface area of 1,110 km2 in Uganda and 169 km2 in Kenya. The park is endowed with the Sipi waterfalls, gorges, hot springs, water springs, waterfalls, peaks and the caves which include the Kitum, Chepnyl, and Mackingeny.

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Located around Lake Nakuru which is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes at an elevation of 1,754 m above sea level lying to the south of Nakuru Town and in the Rift Valley of Kenya. It is best known for its thousands or millions of flamingos nesting along the lakeshore. The number of flamingos on the lake varies with water and food conditions and the best vantage point is from Baboon Cliff.

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Lake Mburo National Park is Uganda’s National Park situated on an area of 260 km2 in the Western region of Uganda in Kiruhura district about 240 kilometers from Kampala and only 30 Kilometers from Mbarara, Uganda. It houses five Lakes which includes the Lake Mburo and it is where you will have a clear spot of the Impalas, Antelopes, Elands as well the many herds of Buffalos and Zebras in Uganda

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AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK


Akagera National Park is located in the northeast of Rwanda along the border with Tanzania. Although founded in 1934, much of the park was re-allocated as farms and in 1997 the park was reduced in size from more than 2,500 sq km almost 10% of the surface area of Rwanda) to its current extent of 1,122 sq km. Right from 2010, a joint venture with African Parks has seen Akagera return to its former glories.

It was named after the Akagera River that flows along its eastern boundary and feeds into a labyrinth of lakes of which the largest is Lake Ihema. The forest-fringed lakes, papyrus swamps, savannah plains, and rolling highlands combine to make Akagera amongst the most scenic of reserves anywhere in Africa. It has exceptional levels of biodiversity and forms the largest protected wetland in central Africa.

The park management has vehicles available to hire for game drives, that come with their own driver and guide, and a choice of half-day or full-day drives. However, it is also possible in Akagera to self-drive your own vehicle around the park. Guides are available to accompany you on your drive. The guides can direct you to areas where wildlife is most abundant and guide you to stunning scenic spots that you may otherwise miss.

ACTIVITIES IN AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK


  1. Wildlife Game Drives [Day and Night]

Game driving at Akagera is like receiving a mature Bank Cheque for a long-awaited payment, it avails a full package of wildlife watching and scenic photo taking. The wildlife includes Monkeys, Leopards, Hyenas, Maasai Giraffes, Antelopes, Buffalos and Savannah Birds and many more

You will be guided by the Professional Park guides experienced with the flora and the fauna at the Park. While game driving, Tourists are encouraged to remain in the Tourist vehicles /van unless told so by the guides that it is safe for them to get out taking a look. For longer game drives, you will need to take snacks or even lunch and a lot of water before the drive actually starts.

Game Driving at Akagera National Park

About the Nocturnal, the night game drives are so electrifying as you will adventure out with a spotlight to view the wildlife creatures of the night that are found in Park. This night game drive is different from that of during the day as at night, there is a big opportunity to view the predators on the prowl as they look for dinner. You will also see quite a number of leopards, lions, serval cats, the hyenas, birds as well as the bush babies with their large eyes. This nocturnal drives a 2 hours’ drive and will surely give you a lifetime experience.

2. Birding

Akagera National Park harbors over 500 bird species so for birders you don’t need to miss out on this activity at the park together with the Nyungwe Forest National Park. Bird species range from water to forest and also Savannah as well as migratory bird species and some are endemic to the Park are rare like the Papyrus gonolex found in the Papyrus Swamps. The Park also has the localized red-faced barbets, and the swamp flycatcher as well as the elusive shoebill stork. So Birding is an Impressive experience for the Birders.

Birding in Akagera National Park

3. Sport Fishing

The Shores of Lake Shakani is a perfect site for Sportfishing, Tourists will spend their relaxing day time fishing from the lake shores before cooking their catch over an Open fire at the campsite. This will avail you with an added opportunity of being in an African wild with the wildlife in the distance plus the hippos and the water birds.

Sport Fishing in Lake Shakani Akagera National Park

4. Boat safaris on Lake Ihema

Boat safaris are one of the main highlights of any tourist activity in East Africa and with this Boat Safari, you will adventure Lake Ihema in Akagera National Park which is endowed with the largest concentrations of hippos in East Africa with many crocodiles along the shores of the lake. Boating Safari on Lake Ihema will help to spot shoebill stork, water birds, Elephants heading to bathe.

5. Community Cultural Experience

WHY VISIT AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK


  1. Strategically Located near Kigali Rwanda’s Capital. It is just a 2-hrs drive from Kigali with a beautiful and convenient savannah landscape for visiting the gorillas.
  2. Akagera National Park has a wonderful and inspiring wildlife conservation story with the only “Big Five” (5) wildlife and home to many wildlife that is Lions, Rhinos.
  3. Exceptional Birding Experience. Akagera provides you with delightful birding with more than 482 bird species including both the rare and prehistoric shoebill and Lake Victoria endemics
  4. The Park has a unique diverse habitat which includes the River, Savannah, Lakes, Mountains, Marshes, and Woodland which gives it spectacular scenery.
  5. Tourism camps and hotels which include the Ruzizi Tented Lodge and the Karenge Bush Camp established within its territory provide Tourists with international life tour experience.
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Nyungwe Forest National Park lies in the South Western part of Rwanda at the border with Burundi, and it sits on an area of about 1020 sq.km on an elevation of 1600-2950m above sea level. It harbors habituated chimpanzees and 12 other primates species.

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Murchison Falls National Park sits is Uganda’s National Park located in the Northwestern on the shores of Lake Albert where River Nile and Lake Victoria surges through a narrow gap on top of a massive drop. The Park occupies an area of 3,893 km2 and houses mainly the Hippos and Elephants with a number of Chimpanzees in the Kaniyo Pabidi Mahogany Forest, Shoebill Storks on Lake Albert Delta and Fishing in Karuma Falls

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Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in the heart of the Great Western Rift Valley and it is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. It is the home of the famous tree-climbing lion as well as the Uganda Kob, other antelope species, elephant, baboons, hippos, buffalo, and chimpanzees. Over 600 species of birds have been recorded, making the park a magnet for bird watchers.

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Kidepo Valley National Par

Kidepo valley is truly the African wilderness, the hidden secrets of nature, yet to be discovered. It is a rich virgin land full of spectacular and magnificent large sand rivers, typical composition of wild game, co-existing with the dry mountain forests, open savanna and hilltops capped by rock kopjes.

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Kibale National Park is Uganda's National Park situated in the SouthWestern Region between 1,100 meters to 1,600 meters in elevation and occupying an area of  766 km2 in size. It's a tropical rainforest that harbors quite a large number of wildlife species but mainly the Chimpanzees and Gorilla and Cultural centers

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