Akagera National Park has special points of biodiversity; forest fringed lakes, papyrus swamps, savannah plains and rolling highlands. The plains game include Elephant, Buffalo, Topi, Zebra, Waterbuck, Roan Antelope and Eland. The primates in the park comprise olive Baboons, Vervets, Blue Monkey and Bushbabies. The superior predators consist of leopard, hyena, side-striped jackal and Lion; Black Rhino are being re-introduced into the park to bring back the Big 5 rank. There are over 500 bird species, including the uncommon shoebill, gonolek and countless other water birds that occupy the wetlands.