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The Akagera National Park safari will offer you the ultimate game drives experience in Rwanda.

The park hosts a number of big five 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.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $520 - $1140
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 2 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Rwanda Rwanda
Parks visited: Akagera
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Big five
  • Camping
  • Cultural
  • Birding
This 2 days Akagera national park wildlife safari starts and ends in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. The Akagera national park is the only Savannah Park where we can have game drives in the custom made vehicles in Rwanda.

Day 1: Transfer to Akagera national park from Kigali

 

Today morning we leave for Akagera national park right after your breakfast, the driver guide will pick you up from your hotel or volunteer house in Kigali 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 2.5 hours depending on the stopovers along the way. With the beautiful landscaper 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. We order lunch and later take a boat trip on Lake Ihema watch Hippos and crocodiles in the water or by the shores.

 

Journey time – 2.5 hours

 

Meal plan – Lunch & Dinner

 

Accommodation

  • Up market – Ruzizi tented camp
  • Mid-range – Akagera game lodge

 

Day 2: Game drive in Akagera national park

 

We 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.

 

Meal plan – Breakfast & Lunch

 

Tour includes

 

  • Ground transport per 4WD
  • Bottled water
  • Full board accommodation – 1 night
  • Park entrance fees
  • Game drive
  • Boat trip
  • Service of an English /French-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

 

You can combine this 2 Akagera National Park Safari with a volunteering experience in Rwanda.

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Accommodation
  • Up market – Ruzizi tented camp
  • Mid-range – Akagera game lodge
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