TRACKING THE BIG FIVE ANIMALS IN RWANDA
Tracking the Big Five Animals in Rwanda : The big five animals in Rwanda have also gained popularity in a country that is famous for gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park where tourists can have an amazing time tracking the endangered mountain gorillas, golden monkeys in volcanoes national park, chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe national park, the Rwanda genocide tour which will give you an insight of the dark period that led to the dark times in the country, you will have an emotional yet educational as you visit the different genocide memorial sites in the country like the Kigali genocide memorial museum and many other sites . tracking the big five animals in Rwanda is also part of the top activities in Rwanda that will ensure that all your wildest adventures in the park are fulfilled because of a number of interesting features you will get to see of the animals as you watch them carrying out their daily activities in wild.
Where to find the big five animals
The big five animals in Rwanda can be found I Akagera national park a home to over 89 mammal species that can be seen when tourists take part in the different activities in Akagera national park where you will have a rewarding experience. Some of the rewarding attractions in the park include a number of drainage features like lake Ihema and lake shakani which attract a number of bird species like the different migratory species from Europe that visit the country running away from the winter season, with harsh climate that does not favor the birds, you will get to see the swamps which are a habitat to the endangered shoe bill stork, the savannah grasslands are also a home to a number of herbivores in the park that can be seen as you take part in the game drives, nature walks in the park among other rewarding top activities in Rwanda for an amazing experience that will ensure that you have a memorable Rwanda safari.
Game drives in Akagera national park
During the different game drives in the park, you will have the chance to see the big five animals in Rwanda in either the morning or the evening game drives. During the morning game drives you will get to see the early risers and the herbivores in the park catching their first bite of the day in the savannah plains. You will get to see the elephants, buffaloes grazing in the savannah plains of the park during their morning game drives, the Uganda kobs, impalas, bushbucks among other mammal species catching their first bite for the day and during the night game drives you will also see the carnivorous animals like lions, leopards hunting for their prey for dinner for an amazing time while in the park as you also watch the herbivores in the park in their hiding spots for overnight stay in the park as they hide from the carnivores like the hyenas, lions, leopards in the park
You can also track the big five animals in Rwanda by participating in the boat cruise along lake Ihema which will not only give you rewarding views of the park as you enjoy the breeze from the lake but also give you the chance to see the elephants quenching their thirst from the water sources. Other bird attractions that can be seen during the boat cruise are the water birds for instance Red-billed Teal, Paradise Flycatcher, African Hobby African Spoonbill, Black Kite, African Fish Eagle, Pygmy Kingfisher, White-browed Coucal, Grey-capped Warbler Spur-winged Geese, Little Grebe, Common Moorhen, Hadada Ibis, White-faced Whistling Duck Black Crake, Hottentot Teal Black Egret, Cater Egret, and so on, other mammals in the parks, crocodiles sun basking among other interesting attractions.