Rwanda’s wildlife is well conserved in three national parks. The country’s landscape is among the most attractive in Africa. From the low-lying plains,lakes and rivers, raised hills and finally to the high peaked mountains scattered throughout the country. Due to he ever changing altitude, Rwanda national parks have got a diversity of wildlife, birds, aquatic animals and reptiles living in the savannah grasslands, swamps, lakes, rivers, shrubs, forest and mountain vegetation. There are three national parks in Rwanda. These protected areas are rich with diverse flora and fauna.
List of National Parks
Volcanoes National Park
This park is situated on the Virunga Mountains and hosts different families of mountain gorillas that can be seen on a safari to Rwanda by trekking up Mountain Volcanoes. The Mountain Gorillas have to be tracked because they travel long distances looking for food and breeding areas. They keep migrating away from Rwanda to either Uganda or Congo but the different families travel at different times.
Nyungwe Forest National Park
Nyungwe Forest National park is known to be the largest track of montane forest with lots of wonders, get to take the canopy walk through the forest, and its 50 meters above the ground and above the tree tops. There are 30 known hiking trails in the park, the early morning chimpanzee tracking, nature walks, tracking the Colobus monkeys that total to 200. There are many bird species, orchids, flowers, Afro Montane vegetation, as well as butterflies. Nyungwe Forest supports the largest rain forest in Africa. The forest has chimpanzees inhabiting there that are the main attractions. It has approximately 260 tree species recorded and over 100 species of orchids and giant lobelias
Akagera National Park
Is set to the Tanzania border to Rwanda with River Kagera running through, six lakes and Mitumba Hills. It is a home to many primates, birds. Fish and many aquatic plants and animal species.