Rwanda National Parks
Top 4 Rwanda National Parks – Akagera National Park, Nyungwe National Park, Volcanoes National Park & Gishwati-Mukura National Park Rwanda
Volcanoes National Park is 160 square kilometers in size; it is the oldest national park in Africa, established in 1929 as the Albert National Park. In 1967 famous for mountain gorillas, the American zoologist, Dian Fossey, who had been doing research on Mountain Gorillas in the forests of the Congo, fled from insecurity and established her research base at a place between Visoke and Karisimbi volcanoes, now known as the Karisoke Research Centre.
Nyungwe National Park in the southwest corner of Rwanda, is a vast untouched tropical rain forest, with a high dense canopy. This rainforest is magnificent, not only because of the wildlife that lives within , but also because of the variety of Mahogony trees that tower above.
Akagera National Park was founded in 1934, and then in 1997 much of the park was re-allocated as farm; reducing the size from 2,500 square meters to 1,112 square meters. The park is named after the Akagera River that flows along its eastern boundary. The park is located in the northeast of Rwanda, bordering Tanzania; a 3-hour drive from Kigali. Read More