Gorilla & Wildlife – Big 5 Safari – 7 Days is an all-in-one destination safari exploring primates, carnivores, antelope, birds and the diverse habitats of Rwanda in Akagera National Park. Quite frankly, this safari is not to be missed!
Rwanda is a world famous primate paradise internationally known for Gorilla trekking; which is complemented by Chimpanzee trekking, viewing Golden and Colobus monkeys and more primate-related activities on our Gorilla & Wildlife – Big 5 Safari.
Explore one of the most visited parks in Africa, Akagera National Park, central Africa’s largest protected wetland and the last remaining refuge for savannah-adapted species in Rwanda. Situated in eastern Rwanda, hugging the border with Tanzania, Akagera National Park covers 1,200 square kilometers and was founded in 1934. The park is named for the Kagera River which flows along its eastern boundary feeding into several lakes the largest of which is Lake Ihema. The complex system of lakes and linking papyrus swamps makes up over one-third of the park and is the largest protected wetland in central Africa.
The park is characterized by woodland, marshlands, papyrus swamps, low mountains, valleys, hills, savannah and a series of lakes. The varied terrain shelters wildlife including zebras, giraffes, elephants, lions and more than 500 bird species, such as the rare shoebill stork. In the southern part of the park, vast Lake Ihema is home to hippos and crocodiles.
Gorilla & Wildlife – Big 5 Safari – 7 Days is a never-to-be-forgotten safari experience.