There are lots of things to see in Akagera National Park.
According the most recent source records, they reveal that Akagera has a bird list of 525 different bird species living within its boundaries which best reflect the diverse habitats offered in the park. Among these are 44 raptor species including the Balaeniceps rex plus several Palearctic migrants, like the Glareola nordmanni, the Falco naumanni and the Gallinago media.
Akagera also symbolizes the maximum northern distribution of the Zambezi biome species, among which is the Cisticola angusticauda, Lanius souzae and Myrmecocichla arnotti. Furthermore it has one of the Guinea Congo Forests-biome species plus 7 Afro-tropical Highlands biome.
Wildlife in Akagera National Park
In Rwanda, Akagera National Park prides as having the highest diversity of wildlife habitats that support a great profusion of wild animals. This includes over 12 different antelope species such as the tiny oribi, the handsome chestnut-coated impala, the Eland which is the largest in the world, and the topi among others. The various animals can best be seen during game drives or boat trips.
Elephants in Akagera National Park
In 1975, 26 elephants were shifted into Akagera National Park from Bugesera – Kigali. The herd included 14 males and 12 females. Of these elephants, 3 were habituated and these included Mutware-the Chief, Mwiza and Hélico; while the rest remained wild. With time, Mwiza and Hélico followed the wild elephants leaving Muware to remain in a solitary life.