Rwanda National Parks and Game Reserves
Rwanda National Parks and Game Reserves – Rwanda is one of the most popular tourist destination in East and central Africa, Rwanda is a land locked country nick named as the land of a thousand hills due to numerous rolling found in this country.
Rwanda as a popular tourism destination is a very spectacular destination with dazzling scenic beauty created by numerous volcano peaks, lush greenery and numerous wildlife species including the critically endangered mountain gorillas.
Rwanda is tourists attracts are protected and conserved in fully established national parks, Rwanda comprises of 4 national park and these include
Volcanoes National Park “Parc Nacional Volcans”
Volcanoes National Park is the most popular tourism destination in Rwanda and a highlight of any safari trip to Rwanda, this park is located in the northwestern Rwanda and it is part of the great Virunga conservation area comprising of Mgahinga National Park found in Uganda and Virunga national park found Democratic republic of Congo which borders volcanoes national park.
Volcanoes National Park is best known for being a home to the critically endangered mountain gorillas and it is the only destination in Rwanda offering mountain gorilla trekking safaris, mountain gorillas are giant creatures living on the forested volcanoes dotted around the park.
Nyungwe Forest National Park
Nyungwe Forest National Park is another popular primate habitat in Rwanda, this park inhabits the largest remaining tract of montane rainforest in East Africa and it the most important catchment area in Rwanda supplying about 70% of the country with water.
Nyungwe Forest National Park is located in the southern Rwanda extending over the mountainous region forming a contagious block with Burundi’s Kibira national park.
Akagera National Park “Parc National de l’Akagera”
Akagera National Park Rwanda is the only savannah national park is Rwanda located in the eastern region along the border of Rwanda and Tanzania, this park was established in 1934 and it covers an area of 1200 square kilometers.
Akagera National Park derives its name from Akagera River which runs through the park, this river is feed by several lakes such as Lake Gishanju, Lake Ihema, Lake Mihindi, Lake Rwanyakizinga, and Lake Shakani which are also found in the park.
Gishwati Mukura National Park
Gishwati Mukura National Park is a recently established national park in Rwanda located in the western region of Rwanda, this park encompasses 2 forest reserves that are Gishwati and Mukura forest reserves.
Gishwati forest reserve is located in north-western region of Rwanda near Lake Kivu connecting to Mukura forest reserve, Mukura forest reserve is found in the northwest region of Rwanda.