RWANDA SAFARI ATTRACTIONS – RWANDA SAFARI PARKS – RWANDA NATIONAL PARKS
Rwanda National Game Parks are its main Rwanda Safari attractions i.e Volcanoes Gorilla National Park Nyungwe Forest National Park, Akagera national park attraction i.e Volcanoes Gorilla National Park Nyungwe Forest National Park, Akagera national park. These parks have different tourist attractions and Rwanda safari activities. For more information about what each Rwanda safari attractions – park has to offer please read about each of them below.
Nyungwe forest National Park is situated in the majestic hills of southwestern Rwanda and its bordering Burundi on the south with Lake Kivu and the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the western part of the park. The park is the only largest montane forest remaining in Central and East Africa. It is perfectly positioned in the watershed between the basin of the river Nile on the eastern side and the basin of the river Congo on the western part. Nyungwe forest is one of the outstanding sources of the prominent Nile on the eastern part of the part of the park.
Akagera national park is perfectly situated in the north east of Rwanda along the border with Tanzania. The park 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 rolling hills of Acacia and Brachystegia Woodland coupled with scattered grassland and swamp-fringed lakes along the meandering Akagera watercourse combine to create a park of breathtaking scenic beauty.
Volcanoes National Park is famous for gorilla tours in the Virunga Conservation Area and as the first African national park .The Park was gazetted in the year 1925 as the area surrounded by Mikeno, Karisimbi and Visoke volcanic peaks and a mountain gorilla’s natural sanctuary. This park is mostly known after the famous primatologist Dr Dian Fossey who arrived in this park in 1967 setting up Karisoke Research Centre between Visoke and Karisimbi. Dian Fossey later was assassinated by poachers she had vehemently fought all her life as portrayed in her autobiography – Gorillas in the Mist. Her graveyard at the research Centre has up to date become a great tourist attraction.