This 8 days is one of the most enjoyable tours as it combines two countries starting from Uganda and ending in Rwanda. Here you will enjoy Uganda’s amazing wildlife, view a variety of bird species especially Shoebill up to Rwanda where you do birding and chimpanzees tracking in Nyungwe NP.
Additional to birdwatching, Akagera National Park is becoming the paradise destination for game driving after re-introduction of lions. The re-introduction was done on 30th June 2015 and currently lions are easily showing up in plains of the park. In a period of less than one year of re-introduction, 7 cubs were recorded and now the family has grown to 14 individuals. In addition, mating was also witnessed in Muhana Plain, suggesting more cubs are expected in the near future.Travelling to Akagera with Birding and Educational Tours Ltd will provide you better opportunities for watching these rare and powerful carnivores interacting, hunting and, luckily napping, etc. Additional to the sighting of lions, you will also experience hundreds of birds including the rare Red-faced Barbet, Purple-crested Turaco, etc. and other wild mammals like elephants, leopard, spotted hyena, buffalos, zebras, giraffes, hippos, and many species of antelopes.
Seven lions, two males and five females, arrived in the akagera National Park (Rwanda) from South Africa on Tuesday 30th June 2015 at Akagera National Park (Rwanda), where they are being kept in quarantine for at least two weeks before their release into the wilderness. The last lions were wiped out following the country’s 1994 genocide. According to the Akagera Park Director Jes Gruner said “It is a huge conservation milestone, it is a beginning of a fantastic chapter for lions in Rwanda”.
We welcome the Lions in our unique savannah park and we are proud that the Akagera National Park will evolve to a real game driving among the African National Parks.