The Rwanda Safari tour undertakers to Akagera National Park have in the recent years doubled following the park’s take over by a non-profit Organisation called African Parks Limited. The Organisation which manages a range of ten (10) National Parks on the continent of Africa took over the management of Akagera in the year 2010 in conjunction with the government of Rwanda under the Public private partnership arrangement.
With the efforts to
conserve and secure the park, the African Parks Limited has undertaken a
range of initiatives including the re-introduction of seven (7) lions
that have now multiplied to fifteen (15). This comes along with other
increment in the wildlife populations. In fact, the Park’s Tourism and
Marketing Manager Sarah Hall calls it a successful conservation story.
It can be noted that the Akagera National Park received 15,000 travellers on safaris and tours in Rwanda
in the year 2010 generating 200,000 US dollars in park fees but
amazingly in five (5) years, the number has increased to 32,000 in 2015
generating $1.2 million in park fees.
The accommodation facilities
in the park have also furthered the guest stay. The lush Ruzizi Tented
Camp to the south of the park along with the new Karenge bush Camp to
the north of the park combined with other proprietors such as Akagera
Game Lodge offer lasting overnight experience for travellers on Africa vacation safari holiday in Rwanda.
interesting, the local people have really become part of the park which
is considered very essential for sustainability. The aspects like
revenue sharing scheme and the compensation in situation of human
wildlife conflict has kept the community closely related to the park.
Akagera National Park also undertakes conservation education among
school children and a range of 1,300 Children visit the park every year.
Park now looks forward to re-introducing the black rhino which will
bring together the African Big five and enhance on its vibrancy
prompting many world travellers to add it on the list of what to explore
while planning safaris to Rwanda.