Akagera national park found in eastern Rwanda composed about 2500 sq km of mainly Savannah land. The park is named after the Kagera River that flows along Rwanda’s eastern boundary with Tanzania.
Akagera national park is home to a variety of wildlife which includes, elephants, buffalos, giraffes, zebras, leopards, hyenas, lions. It is home to several antelopes like bushbucks, Topis, Oribis, water-buck, roan antelope and duiker, klipspringer, impala, and the world’s largest antelope – the Cape eland. There schools of hippos and crocodiles basking in the sun near lake Ihema.
the park has about 500 bird species including the remarkable shoebill, papyrus Gonolek, African Wattled Plover, Giant Kingfisher, Senegal Lapwings, Squacco Herons, African Openbill stock, Grey Crowned Crane, African Darter, Long-toed and Water Thick-knee, fish eagles, Cattle Egret, Hamerkop, Sacred and Hadada Ibis, Augur Buzzard, Long-crested Eagle, and Pied Crow. Black-headed and Viellot’s Black Weavers, Grey-backed Fiscals, Fan-tailed Widowbird, and Caruthers Cisticola.
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