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National Parks in Rwanda

The Rwanda’s National Parks are listed on protected ecosystems and the wildlife reserves that are positioned within the Rwandan borders in the East Central Africa. The destination Rwanda feature three National Parks namely the Akagera National Park in the east of Rwanda to the Tanzanian border, the Nyungwe National Park to the south west of Rwanda close to Burundi boarder and the Volcanoes National Park in the North West on the border of Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo.

The management and maintenance of the National Park system along with infrastructure development and tourism promotion is undertaken by the Rwanda Development Board. For Akagera National Park, it is managed under the Public – Private partnership of Rwanda Development Board and African Parks Limited.

Every National Park in Rwanda protects a varied ecosystem and a range of species. The Volcanoes National Park which is also the oldest in Africa and the heavily patrolled national park in the world features an alpine vegetation and supports a count of the critically endangered mountain gorillas that are explored on gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda, the golden monkeys and 178 species of birds and a range of forest antelopes like duikers.

Rwanda National Parks – Rwanda safari Destinations

The montane forest of Nyungwe is a rich habitat to common chimpanzees that are explored on chimpanzee safaris in Rwanda, the Black and white colobus monkeys, counts of bird species and remarkable flora. The Akagera National Park feature rolling savannah combretum which supports counts of wild game including the lions, the Buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, baboons, gazelles and zebra.

These parks contribute significantly to biodiversity conservation and national development through tourist revenue generation.