Best Time to Visit Akagera National Park : Akagera National Park can be visited all year around. Although the prime time for viewing wildlife in the park is during drier season from the month of June to September. Mid-December to Mid-February, a dry time in the wet season, which is also a good time for visiting the park. During this period of the year animals are easier to adventure because the bush thins out and highest concentration of wildlife can be spotted around the lakes.

Best Time;

June to September and Mid-December to Mid-February ‘’these drier months and animals are easier to spot’’.

This is the best time of year for adventuring the wildlife

Skies are bright with almost no rain

Malaria risks are fewer because mosquitoes don’t subside with much heat but rather with wet seasons.

The park’s sky is hazy and the lush wet season in more beautiful.

Best Time to Visit Akagera National Park
Akagera National Park Lions

High Season

June to September. Between this period the park is busy and mostly on weekends.

Low Season

Happens between March, April, October and November. Season of peak of the rains.

The park’s scenery is green and lush

Best time to see variety of bird species around.

From Mid-December to Mid-February is perfect for wildlife viewing.

Sometimes rains can interfere with activities.

Best Weather

June to August. Best time with good weather and it is hardly to have rain.

October to November. This is best time for the bird lovers to have a great chance of viewing the Migratory bird species arrive into the park.

Worst weather

March and April. It receives the heaviest rain.  If you’re visiting the park between this period of the year -it is advisable to use or hire 4×4 wheel drive vehicles to ease your movement in the park.

In general, Akagera National Park is known as the biggest and oldest Rwanda game park. The parks cover a total of about 1,122square kilometers and was first created in 1934 as a national park to protect the vast and rare plant and animal species.

Akagera National Park is habitat to over 8,000 high population of wildlife species like elephants, giraffes, hippos, buffaloes, lions, leopards, black rhinos and zebras though are few. More so, the park is one of the best birding areas in Rwanda hosting over 500 species of birds like the crowned cranes, egrets, marabou stock and the rare Shoebill stock among others.

So, bird lovers, we highly recommend them to visit Akagera National Park for the best sights and they are habitat of park’s forest, Lake area and Papyrus swamps.

Best time for tourist to visit Akagera National Park is during the dry season, which happens between June to September.

Note; The climate in the national park does not change much all year round, but visitors will experience warmer temperatures during the long dry season. Same as, visitors also experience cooler weather in the park during the rainy seasons.

Temperatures in Akagera National Park range between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius.

The park has got two dry and wet seasons, and the best time for visitors to take a visit to Akagera National Park is during the dry seasons. However, the dry season in Akagere offers visitors a greater opportunity to explore wildlife in the park. During this period, the grass in the park is short and visitors can easily drive along the game tracks to locate the animals in the park.

Although, most of time animals in the Akagera spend most of their time in the open savannah grasslands grazing and cooling off in the nearby waterholes in the park.

Akagera National Park has got wide astonishing activities to engage during your Rwanda safari such as hiking, birding, fishing, community visits, boat cruises and camping among others.

Getting there; Akagera National Park can be reached by visitors travelling from Kigali City. The park lies about 110 kilometers away from Kigali and takes 2 hours and 30 minutes driving hours.

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