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Kigali - Kayonza - Akagera NP
Parks & places
Akagera National Park
Bird Watching
Wildlife Viewing

After breakfast you will drive for 3 hours to Akagera NP, via Kayonza to the Eastern part of Rwanda. We will arrive before lunch at the beautiful Akagera Game Lodge which has a swimming pool. Take a swim before lunch. After lunch you will start your exploration with a game drive by visiting the giraffe valley.

The giraffes of Akagera NP were translocated from Kenya in Januaray 1986. The 2 males and 4 females Masai giraffes were captured near Lake Magadi (Kenya) and transported by plane B-747 from Nairobi to Kigali. The giraffes were first put in an enclosure on the peninsula of Rurama. One night on Christmas 1987 they escaped because the barrier was broken down by elephants.(A ranger died of its wounds when he tried to prevent the elephants). The giraffes crossed the Kiyonza ridgs an settled on the plain of Nyamwashama since then also named as the giraffe valley. The first baby giraffe was born in 1988 and the second a year later.  

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