While most of Rwanda is the path less travelled, Akagera National Park is definitely the leader in off-the-beaten-track safari experiences in Rwanda. Only in the last 20 years has the park been protected and its animal numbers allowed to recover. It is only in the last couple of years that tourism has found a firm foothold here.
Akagera is the largest protected wetland in Africa. With just in excess of an average of 120 tourists per day, half of which are local Rwandans, Akagera is still relatively unknown but this may not remain so for long particularly with the label of the “most scenic reserve in Africa”.