Rules and Regulations in Akagera National Park : is among the most rewarding national parks in Rwanda that you should not miss out on for a rewarding experience during your Rwanda tour which will give you the opportunity to participate a number of rewarding Attractions in Rwanda among the different tourism activities that you can participate in as you take part in a number of activities in Akagera National Park. Among the different tourism activities that you can participate in include; tracking the Big five animals in Rwanda by participating in the game drives in Akagera national park for a rewarding safari experience.
In Akagera national park will give you can also opt for the boat cruise on lake Ihema which will help you watch the endangered shoe bill stork, you can also take part in birding in Akagera national park which will give you the chance to observe a number of bird species African Darter, African Wattled Lapwing, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Common Squacco Heron, Crowned Lap wing, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Great Egret, African Open bill, Yellow-billed Stork Common Snipe, Black-headed Gonolek African Marsh Harrier, Squacco Heron Black-headed Heron, Great Swamp Warbler making the park one of the most rewarding destinations to visit during your Rwanda safari.
For you to have an amazing experience in Akagera national park, there are aa number of rules and regulations in Akagera national Park and these include;
- Before you access the park to participate in a number of tourism activities, you should first pay the park entrance fees which are paid at the reception on arrival. After the payments, you will present the receipts which will give you access to the park premises
- While participating in the game drives in Akagera national park, it is important that you do not go off track from the designated trails in park because this can lead to a penalty where you will pay a fine which will make your wildlife safari experience quite annoying. Therefore. make sure you stay on track to ensure you have an amazing experience and avoid paying a fine of 150USD.
- When it gets to night time, all travellers that are spending a night in Akagera National Park are advised to stay in their designated lodging facilities and for travellers that are interested in bush camping, the activity is not allowed because it puts travellers at risk because of the fact that the animals in the park are quite aggressive species.
- While participating in the game drive and other activities in the park avoid using motor sounds in case you come in contact or are interested in getting the attention of the species in the wild which can lead to the disruption of the activities of the wildlife and also for some aggressive wild animals in the park, they can easily attack you.
- For self-drive travellers and the guides that visit the park, they are advised to drive below the speed of 40Km per hour and this is done to minimize accidents in the park like knocking down animal species in the park and because the park focuses on sustainability it is a threat to the species in the park.
- All visitors taking part in the different activities in Akagera national park especially during game drives, are advised to stay within the vehicle while carrying out game viewing this is because of how aggressive wild animals can be and in order to avoid accidents like being attacked by the animal species.
- Littering in the park is highly prohibited this is because of the need for sustainable tourism in the park for not only the present generation but also the future generation. Litter in the park can lead to easy spread of diseases, it can also lead to accidents like choking which is a threat to the animals.
- Feeding animals in the park when you get in contact with them is highly prohibited because it can lead to the spread of viruses.
- Avoid plucking flowers, vegetation in the park while participating in the different activities like the nature walk in Akagera national park this is because of the need to avoid the invasion of different vegetation covers in different parts of the park and also because of the need to protect the wild habitat for the gorillas it is advisable to avoid destroying the vegetation.
- Before you make your way to the park premises, you should ensure that you have the appropriate equipment, enough fuel to avoid breakdowns in the park this is because with any break down, a recovery fee of 150USD will be paid.