Top things to do in Lake Ihema : Lake Ihema is one of the water bodies that can be seen in Akagera national park that make the country one of the most rewarding tourism attractions that can on seen in the home to the big five animals in Rwanda, Akagera National Park which is among the most frequented national parks in Rwanda. lake Ihema is the second largest lake in Rwanda after Lake Kivu. the lake occupies 90sq kilometres in the southern part of Akagera national park with a depth of 7 metres and it gets some of its water from River Akagera that moves to Tanzania and the two water bodies are the demarcations between Tanzania and Rwanda. when you get to the water body in Akagera national park, you will get the opportunity to explore the different tourism attractions in the park as you participate in the different activities and among the top thing to do on Lake Ihema include the following;
While visiting Akagera national park, you can participate in birding on lake Ihema which will give you the chance to observe a number of rewarding bird species that make the activity will give you the opportunity to watch a number of rewarding attractions like the different bird species like the water birds like; African Darter, African Wattled Lapwing, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Common Squacco Heron, Crowned Lap wing, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Great Egret, among the notable water birds that can be seen are the shoebill stork the rewarding water birds with unique aspects and behaviour in the wild. some of the other interesting features that can be seen are the migratory bird species from Europe and other countries running from winter conditions.
In Akagera national park you can participate in the boat cruise on lake Ihema which will give you the opportunity to explore the lake for an amazing experience as part of the top things to do on Lake Ihema. The boat cruise in Akagera national park, you can take part in the activity during the morning also known as the day boat cruise and during the evening game drive. During the morning game drive, you will get the opportunity to watch a number of herbivores in the park like the hippos, buffaloes, elephants quenching their thirst from the shores of the lakes, you will get to see the crocodiles sun basking and during the evening boat cruise, you will get to watch the sunset as you enjoy watching the different animal species interact in the wild in the evening, you will observe them taking their last bite for the day, you will also get the chance to watch the carnivores catching their last bite for the day carnivores like the lions, the hyenas, the leopards and many other attractions which will get the opportunity making the activity quite memorable.
Another top thing to do on lake Ihema is fishing which will give you the opportunity to observe a number of fish species like; Nile perch, cat fish, and Nile tilapia, Nile perch, cat fish and many other fish species in the park. during sport fishing n the country you will be rewarded by a fish and a fishing certificate to show your participation in the activity. Sport fishing in Akagera national park, you will get to participate in the activity where you will get the chance to observe a number of rewarding attractions as you participate in the activity like the numerous water birds, you will get to engage with the fishermen listening to a number of their interesting stories to make the activity quite rewarding. Important to note about the activity is the fact that you can either hire fishing gear or carry your own fishing gear to avoid a number of expenses of hiring from the park headquarters.
Other tourism activities that you can participate in during your Akagera national park safari include;
Tracking the big five animals in Rwanda that can be seen when you participate in the game drives in Akagera national park where you can either participate in the morning or evening game drives where you will get to see the herbivores in the wild grazing within the park’s plains, you will get to see the carnivores in the wild catching their prey in the wild among other rewarding attractions.
While you make your way out of Akagera national park, you can participate in a number of rewarding tourism activities in Rwanda like the Rwanda genocide tour where you will get to visit a number of genocide memorial museum sites like the Kigali genocide memorial museum to help you understand more about the Rwanda genocide where over 1 million tutsis were killed by the Hutu, you can also participate in the Kigali city tour where you will visit a number of attractions like the Kimironko market, you can also visit the Inema crafts village and many other interesting attractions in the park.