Operated by African Parks, Akagera is a national park located in eastern Rwanda, along the border with Tanzania. The park is named after the Akagera River, which flows through the park and provides a vital source of water for the region’s wildlife.
In recent years, Akagera has been restored and reintroduced several key species, including lions and Eastern Black rhinos, making it an exciting destination for wildlife enthusiasts. As well as habitat conservation, African Parks developed community engagement and tourism initiatives to help the local economy and make the park largely self-financing. As part of that, adventurous sleep-out Backpacking with Lowveld Trails is the top walking safari option in Akagera.