Nyungwe Forest National Park is located to the south west of Rwanda bordering Burundi to the South and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the West. This great montane forest is within the watershed between the River Nile basin to the east and River Congo basin to the west. It actually forms one of the remote sources of River Nile.
Akagera National Park is found in the East of the destination Rwanda overlooking the savannah plains of Tanzania. Stretching to 1,122km2 in size, Akagera National Park is the only savannah protected area in the whole of Rwanda and is currently run under Public private partnership by the Rwanda Development Board and African Parks.
In 2015 the Rwandan government passed a law to create a new national park combining the Mukura and Gishwati forests, establishing the Gishwati-Mukura National Park – a forested area which will spread from up in the north of the country near the Volcanoes National Park, all the way down, incorporating the Gishwati and Mukura forests, to Nyungwe Forest.
Located to the north west of the destination Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park shares borders with Uganda’s Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Congo’s Virunga National Park. It is the most popular park in destination Rwanda because it is the only National Park in the country with Mountain Gorillas which are listed as critically endangered world over.