Welcome to Akagera National Park that is found in the Eastern parts of Rwanda which is a two and half hour drive from Kigali city. The Park was gazetted in 1934 and was named so because of its River (River Kagera) which flows in its eastern boundaries feeding various Lakes of which the largest is Lake Ihema.
For tourists who are very far especially from abroad are emphasized to use the best tour companies such as Eco tours for wildlife tours in Rwanda which will make all your bookings and, on your arrival, you will just need to clear all the balances which you will be demanded right from the airport of Kigali international airport and then go for your tour when everything is just set. The tour company you get should provide you with a vehicle which you will use in your tour because visiting Akagera National Park with your private vehicle is more joyous and enjoyful thus will make you equip a great experience in Rwanda because you will be having other short detours in Kigali and Rwanda.
Your visit to Akagera National Park will start with a brilliant view of Kigali city which is one of the cleanest cities in Africa plus the fact that the city is made up of good and clean tarmac roads which head you to the Park. The Park consists of good and luxury lodges where you will be staying till the end of your tour and these include; Akagera Game Lodge and Ruzizi Tented Lodge whereby the lodges consist of a bar, swimming pool, restaurant plus free WIFI.
For any tourist who could wish to go to Volcanoes National Park for gorilla trekking in Rwanda is emphasized to prolong his tour to Akagera national park due to its exceptional wildlife that it inhabits because whenever you arrive in the Park, you will be able to participate in many activities such as bird watching, game viewing, boat cruises, boat drives cultural encounters. The Park is made up of over 400 bird species which gives a brilliant view to the eyes of any tourist in Akagera national park plus a sight to big African wildlife such as Lions, Elephants, Rhinos, Buffaloes and Leopards.
The Park inhabits Lake Ihema where you will see the aquatic birds, hippos and crocodiles plus getting involved in the boat cruises. While at Lake Ihema, you will get to know the River (River Kagera) which feeds it. River Kagera is the reason as to why Akagera national park is also named so therefore you will also have to explore the River and enjoy many things from there.
However, after your visit to Akagera national park, you can decide to enjoy the Azizi life experience in Rwanda where you will get attached with the local/village people and get involved in their traditions which they will train you too.
In the Azizi life experience, you will be visited by one village family where you will first lunch together with them and get involved in various activities which they do and these include candle dipping and hive making where you will get to know how to make candle out of bee-hive wax, traditional coffee experience where you will harvest coffee together with your host family and learn how to make it suitable onto tea, traditional dancing and drumming where you will get to involve in their traditional dances, songs and many others whereby after your activities you can go back to your Azizi head offices where you will refresh and think of the highlights however the host family will also want you to stay together with them at least a single night.
After your visit to Akagera national park and enjoying the Azizi life experience too in Rwanda, you will then be escorted by your tour guide/operator to Kigali international airport for a flight back home but you will have grabbed a great experience in Rwanda if you visit Akagera national park and also end your tour with the Aziz life experience because the Aziz life activities are so enjoyful and you will interact with the local society and laugh together with them.