Akagera national park is the only savannah park in Rwanda where you can see the Big 5 giving you a classic Rwanda wildlife safari. This 1 day Akagera national park wildlife safari will give you a classic African safari outlook on 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, you have chances of sighting the big mammals and beautiful landscape.
1 Day Akagera National Wildlife park Safari
Akagera national park is located in Eastern Rwanda on the border with Tanzania. African parks; a non profit organisation is currently managing this park in partnership with Rwanda development board and they are doing a great job with conservation. In the past there were lots of conflict between people and the park but these were partly resolved 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 wildlife safari will give you opportunities of wildlife sightings in Rwanda’s 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.
1 Day Akagera national park Wildlife Safari
Today early morning we leave Kigali at about 5 am for a day trip to Akagera national park, which is about 2 hours away from Kigali. Akagera national park is majorly a Savannah park. The game drive towards the northern part of the park will give you opportunities of sighting; Elephants, Zebras, Giraffes, Buffaloes, Impalas, Waterbucks, Rhinos, the elusive leopard and recently introduced Lions. Arrive at the park from the southern gate to the park reception for a short briefing about the park. Most of your day will spent in the northern sector of the park which host many wildlife because of the landscape and vegetation. The Akagera game drive can last about 6 hours depending on the animal sightings and interest.
The tour guide will advise on lunch packages – where you will be able to purchase lunch or carry packed lunch. You will then proceed with your game drive and exit via the northern gate later that evening.
The Rate per person in USD based on group size
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- Ground transport in 4×4 Vehicle
- Bottled water
- Park entrance fees
- Game drive
- Service of an English-speaking driver guide
- All mentioned activities except for the optional ones
- Tips to porters and driver/ guide