This 1 day trip will give you a classic African safari outlook of Rwanda – the land of “a thousand Hills.” Akagera National Park is a mixture of Savannah and forested areas giving you varied sights of Rwanda. On your trip look out for mostly the big mammals.

Akagera National park

giraffe-akagera-tourAkagera national park is located in Eastern Rwanda on the border with Tanzania. African parks is currently managing this park and has done a great job with the conservation. In the past there were lots of conflict between people and the park but this was solved by fencing off part of the park and the introduction of community tours where visitors are encouraged to visit the communities and benefit accordingly. Akagera national park is a the only Savannah park in Rwanda and is home to several mammal species including Lions, Elephants, Giraffes, Hippos, Kobs, Zebras, Bushbucks, Waterbucks and most recently Black Rhinos have been introduces from South Africa, making Akagera national park officially a big 5 park like it was many years ago. It is also home to numerous bird species in the several habitats which include woodland, swamps, lakes and Savannah.

Day tour to Akagera national park for a Wildlife Safari

akagera-national-park-zebrasToday early morning we leave Kigali at about 5 am for a day trip to Akagera national park, which is about 2.5 hours away from Kigali. Akagera national park is majorly a Savannah park with Elephants, Zebras, Giraffes, Buffaloes, and recently introduced Lions. We shall take a game drive in search of these mammals. The game drive can last about 4 hours depending on the animal sightings and interest.

Have lunch at Akagera game lodge or a picnic lunch in case you packed before your last game drive on your way out of the park arriving in Kigali later that evening.

 
 

Prices

Number of people 1 2 3 4 5 6
Price per person $369 $239 $180 $151 $138 $126


Tour includes 

  • Ground transport per 4WD
  • Bottled water
  • Park entrance fees
  • Game drive
  • Service of an English-speaking driver guide
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones

Tour excludes

  • Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • Tips to porters and driver/ guide
  • Insurance

What to bring

  • Sun hut
  • Sunscreen

Other Rwanda safaris 

2 days Akagera wildlife safari

2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari

2 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee Trekking safari

6 Days Akagera wildlife safari and gorillas tour

 


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