Until now the main donor of AP is the European Union.
I would love some few millionaires give all their fortune to APN, I am convinced this would completely change the futures of the main African natural areas.
In 2014 Akagera NP generated more than 1MUSD, and is though the first area to make more incomes from park gross revenues than expanses. With the 2015 main objectives, which are reintroductions of lions and rhinos in the park, the park will definitely attract much more top end tourists and we can hope it will help financing other APN parks. Something interesting to see is that roughly half of the visitors are nationals.
Quite funny to see that Rusizi lodge make more than 35% of the park's revenues, while it was not planned APN will have its own lodge.
So it is clear than in a politically stable country, national parks can make benefits. If Rwanda is one of the poorest country on earth, it has a clear vision to promote a green tourism and eco-friendly practices (it's a no-plastic bag country) and this seems to be the key, as Akagera's fauna has still not been yet restored.
I hope Burigi GR will be soon under APN management, resulting in a remarquable expansion of the protected area.