2 Days Safari trip to Akagera National Park
This 2 day/1 night safari trip to Akagera National Park will give you an amazing experience in the beautiful Akagera wilderness where you will see a variety of wild animals and birds in Rwanda. Akagera National Park protects the only savanna environment in Rwanda which makes the park unique because Rwanda is largely covered by hills, mountains and forests.
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Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- A private 4X4 safari car
- Professional English-speaking tour guide/driver
- Park entrance fees
- Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary above
- Game drives
- Drinking water in the car
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Entry/Admission - Akagera National Park
What's excluded :
- boat fees, international flights, personal expense
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Kigali Convention Centre, KG 2 Roundabout, Kigali Rwanda
Day 1 – transfer to Akagera, game drive and afternoon boat safari
You will start your 2 day trip to Akagera at 7am prompt.
The tour driver shall pick you up from your hotel in Kigali and depart for Akagera National Park in the east of Rwanda.
The travel time from Kigali to Akagera is about 2.5 hours.
Prior to checking into your lodge you shall do a short game drive to spot some animals and enjoy the amazing scenery.
The southern part of Akagera National Park which is the arrival point and offers you your first game drive, is covered mostly by acacia thickets and woodlands which is not favorable habitat for most grazing animals.
Expect to see some impala, zebra, reedbuck, giraffe, baboons, black faced vervet monkeys among others.
However, the most exciting prospect in the south of Akagera national park is the Rhino!
The rhinos live in this part of the park which is the natural habitat for them and if lucky may see them.
Stop At: Lake Ihema, Rwanda
After lunch, you shall go out for the boat safari on Lake Ihema at 3pm. Lake Ihema is the largest lake in the park and second largest in Rwanda. The boat safari will provide among other sightings: hippos, crocodiles, monitor lizards and plenty of water birds.
Meal plan: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Akagerea Game Lodge
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Akagera National Park, Rwanda
Day 2 – Full safari in Akagera and transfer back to Kigali
After early breakfast, check out of the lodge by 6.30am and set off for the full safari in Akagera taking about 6 hours.
Driving along the main game track, from the south of the park to the north and exit, you shall go through a range of habitats from acacia thickets, woodland, bushes and savanna grassland, which will provide a variety of animals and wildlife and varied scenery.
Along the drive you shall make stops at swamps and lake shores to watch water animals and birds and also take in the beautiful scenery.
Most notable stop is the “hippo beach” where schools of hippos and groups of crocodile can be found basking in the shallows of the swamps.
Duration: 4 hours
Stop At: Akagera National Park, Akagera National Park, Eastern Province
Continuing on the main track you will finally get to the Kilala plains in the north of the park.
The Kilala plains have a high concentration of animals and are the main game watching area of the park. Almost without trees, this expanse of beautiful savanna grasslands hosts large herds of grazing animals and provides for uninterrupted views.
Some of the common animals here include buffaloes, zebra, topi, impala, elephants, warthogs.
The abundance of antelopes and other grazing animals makes the plains a favorite hunting ground for the lions and hyenas among other predators.
In the fringes of the plains are woodlands and thickets where browsers such as the giraffes and elephants can be seen.
Predators such as the lions are often found taking shelter from the afternoon heat under trees, satisfied from the successful morning hunt in the Kilala plains!
After the game drive shall have picnic lunch, exit the park and travel back to Kigali.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch (packed)
Duration: 2 minutes
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Time :9:00 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.