Just two hours drive from Kigali lies Rwanda’s largest National Park. Covering an area of 112,000 hectares the park is named for the Akagera River that flows along its eastern boundary and feeds into a labyrinth of lakes. Rolling hills of Acacia bush, panoramic views across scattered grasslands, patches of thick forest and a mosaic of swamp-fringed lakes along the meandering Akagera watercourse all contribute to this parks unrivalled scenic beauty. Akagera is home to the country’s big game. Large herds of buffalo, zebra and giraffe are seen on the open plains while eland, roan and topi are found on the hills. Elephant tend to stay around the lakes, which are inhabited by large numbers of hippo and crocodile. Conservation not-for-profit, African Parks, have partnered with the Rwanda Development Board for the management of the park, a conservation success story and unique wildlife destination. For more information contact us akagera@africanparks. org, +250 (0) 786 182 871 or visit www.akagera.org.