Patron: The Rt. Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool.

Wildlife of Rwanda

Volcanoes National Park

Perhaps the best known wildlife in Rwanda is the Mountain Gorilla. They are a seriously endangered species whose numbers are slowly recovering because of the conservation efforts in Rwanda and Ugandathree Mountain Gorillas

The gorillas in Rwanda are in the volcanoes national park in the north west of the country This is quite close to Shyira and many people we take to Shyira will join one of the small groups on a gorilla trek.

Akagera National Park

Akagera national Park is to the east of Rwanda and forms part of the border with Tanzania. The park is mainly savanna with several small lakes and contains a variety of wildlife including zebra, giraffe, baboons and elephants - see the picture below.

Akagera is perhaps best known for its variety of birdlife, so if you go to the park please do take a book to help you identify the birds you see.

There is a hotel in the park and they have been able to provide guided tours. These are best done before breakfast.

Elephants in Akagera park.

Nyungwe Forest National Park

The forest is to the south west of Rwanda, spanning the road from Butare to Cyangugu. The park contains a wide variety of plant and wildlife including 13 different primate species and 275 bird species. It is possible to stay in the park so a base for wildlife spotting is readily available.

The source of the Nile is said to be in the park.