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A Turnaround at Rwanda’s Oldest National Park Is a Model for Tourism

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Sarah Hall points to a map of Akagera park, which she manages together with her husband. Rwanda’s turnaround of its Akagera national park has become a model for conservation and tourism for many African countries. Pauline Bax / Bloomberg

Skift Take: Tourists pay up to $1,300 a night for steak and luxury suites in a national park full of wildlife that, merely a decade ago, seemed unsalvagable because of poachers. The turnaround by a nonprofit is a compelling example of creative problem-solving for national parks across Africa and the world.

— Sean O’Neill

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