2 Days Akagera National Park Wildlife Safari

akagera-park-giraffeThis 2 days Akagera national park wildlife safari will offer you the ultimate game drives experience in Akagera national park. The Akagera national park is the only Savannah park where we can have game drives in the custom made safari vehicles in Rwanda for Rwanda wildlife safaris. The park hosts a number of big mammals with the most sought after being Lions, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Zebras, Elephants, and Hippos, which will provide for great photographic moments.

The park has in the recent past made great strides in conservation by engaging the community through community tours. With re-introduction of Lions you have numbers of the Big five increasing by the day.

Itinerary 

Day 1: Transfer to Akagera national park from Kigali

hippos-akagera-parkToday morning we leave for Akagera national park wildlife safari right after your breakfast, the driver guide will pick you up from your hotel where he will drop you at the end of the trip or to the airport depending on where you prefer.

The journey to Akagera national park takes about 2 hours 30 minutes depending on the stopovers along the way. With the beautiful landscape en route to the park, feel free to ask the guide for stopovers to capture some photos.

On arrival at the park, we shall proceed to our accommodation after a short game drive and check in and order lunch.

After lunch, leave for Lake Ihema for an hour on the lake enjoying a boat safari. Look out for; Hippos, Crocodiles in the water or at the shores, Elephants and Buffaloes feeding near the lake. Enjoy sightings of several birds; the black crake, Spur winged lapwing, pied kingfisher, malachite kingfisher, Goliath Heron, African fish eagle, African Jacana etc.

PS: There is an option for a night game drive – Let us know if this is of interest to you so that we include it in your itinerary. 

Drive time – 2 hours 30 minutes
Meal plan – Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation 

  • Up market – Magashi Camp
  • Midrange – Ruzizi Tented Lodge
  • Mid-range – Akagera Game Lodge

Day 2: Game drive in Akagera National Park

akagera-park-impalasWe arise early and leave right after breakfast for a game drive in Akagera national park. We will be searching for the big mammals like Elephants, Giraffes, Buffaloes, several Antelope species, and recently the re-introduced Lions and Rhinos. The park is a varied habitat for wildlife and a birders haven with over 500 bird species in the park.

You will leave the lodge with parked lunch for the game drive which will last about 6 hours depending on your interests before starting the journey back to Kigali. You will take the route along the lake which more often has a variety of animals later exiting in the northern gate to return to Kigali.

Meal plan – Breakfast & Lunch

Tour includes

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

Tour excludes

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

What to bring

  • Sun hut
  • Sunscreen

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