2 days Akagera National Park safari in Rwanda

Tour Highlight

This wonderful safari shall take you to Akagera national park to explore the largest protected wetlands in central Africa. The park is a habitation for a variety of wildlife species namely the buffaloes, the Elephants, kobs, Impalas, lions, leopards, hippopotamus, Nile crocodiles and others species. As regards to birdlife, there are so many endemic species which are attracted to the areas due to the favorable living condition, some birds prefer habiting in swampy areas. River Akagera after which the park was named crosses into the park however there are other small lakes which are part of Akagera national park and these include Lake Ihema, Shakani, Rwayakizinga, Gishanju and Mihindi. This tour is perfect for any wildlife enthusiast.

Day 1: Transfer to Akagera National Park.

The tour starts and ends in Kigali. Depending on your pick up point, you shall meet and greet with the tour guide and drive to Akagera national park. The park is 135 km from Kigali and it is about a 2 hours’ drive. Enjoy the amazing landscapes of the countryside. Encounter the inyambo cows around Rwamagana. Arrive at Akagera national park before lunch hours or 1pm, check in your lodge and take time to enjoy your wonderful local lunch or anything depending on your taste. After lunch, you shall transfer to Lake Ihema for a boat cruise experience. Lake Ihema inhabits the several hippopotamus, Nile crocodiles, and several species of birds. Relax as you cruise through and getting up close to some of the aquatic animals. Later, transfer to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation options: Dereva Hotel (budget), Akagera Game Lodge(standard), Ruzizi Tented Lodge(luxury)

Day 2: Game drive and transfer back to Kigali.

Early in the morning after breakfast, you shall move back to Akagera to witness the hidden secrets of the savannah grassland. This thrilling morning game drive shall reveal some of the wildest experience in Rwanda. Get your camera ready to take some wonderful and amazing photo shots. During the game drive, expect the best game experience as you shall witness Maasai giraffes, buffaloes, water bucks, impalas, bushbucks, Eland , Oribi, and others. After lunch, you shall retreat to the lodge and transfer to Kigali to end the tour.

  • Park entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Tour guide
  • Accommodation during the tour
  • A 4WD safari car
  • Air ticket
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal items
  • Souvenirs
  • Laundry
  • Beverages apart from those served on meals.
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