Serengeti, Masai Mara, Kruger: names that are synonymous with African safaris. And, they receive the lion’s share of visitors—pun intended. Fortunately, the average safari tourist is well-educated and environmentally-conscious. They actively choose to spend money with companies who are working to make a positive difference in the areas in which they operate.
African Parks recognizes this and knows that without the wildlife there is no safari. Formed in 2000, in response to the dramatic decline of protected areas due to poor management and lack of funding, African Parks currently manages 11 parks and protected areas and aims to have 20 under their management by 2020. Both destinations in our spotlight are under management of African Parks.
Akagera National Park, Rwanda
Located in eastern Rwanda, about a two-hour drive from Kigali International Airport, Akagera is the largest park in Rwanda. This park has had its share of tragedy. It…