What is National Park?
A national park is a natural park in use for conservation purposes, created and protected by national governments.
Often it is a reserve of natural, semi-natural, or developed land that a government declares or owns. Although individual countries designate their own national parks differently, there is a common idea: the conservation of ‘wild nature’ for posterity and as a symbol of national pride.
How Many National Parks Are In Rwanda?
Rwanda has four national parks namely the Volcanoes National Park, Akagera National Park, Nyungwe National Park, and Gishwati-Mukura National Park.
Rwanda is also investing in conservation in the City of Kigali and other secondary cities across the country.
What is the biggest national park in Rwanda?
Akagera National Park
Akagera National Park is Central Africa’s largest protected wetland and the last remaining refuge for savannah-adapted species in Rwanda.
Akagera National Park, Rwanda, is almost unrecognizable today compared to over 20 years ago when it was on the verge of being irreparably degraded.
What is the new national park in Rwanda?
The 100 000-hectare Akagera National Park is situated in eastern Rwanda, bordering Tanzania, and has been managed by African Parks in partnership with the RDB since 2010.
It comprises some of the most scenic savannahs in East Africa – open plains, woodlands, lakes, swamps, and grassy low mountains.
What is the smallest national park in Rwanda?
Nyungwe Forest National Park
Nyungwe Forest National Park is considered the smallest National park in Rwanda covering a total surface area of about 300 square kilometers.
This national park is located in the Southwestern region of Rwanda and it shares its borders with Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Why is the National Park in Rwanda important?
The park is a place of spectacular natural beauty and has the potential to be an ecotourism destination of global significance.
It also feeds two of the world’s largest rivers, the Congo and the Nile, and provides 70% of Rwanda’s freshwater.