3 Days Akagera Wildlife Tour

Whereas Rwanda is credited for its stunning mountain gorillas, primates and hilly landscape, it is also credited for its spectacular savanna grassland in Akagera National Park that offers refuge to several big game and wildlife species. Rwanda’s savanna grassland meets that of Kenya. A safari to Akagera National Park gives you a chance to explore wildlife species especially zebras, buffaloes, leopards, elephants, hippos, hyenas, giraffes, several antelope families and crocodiles. Akagera National Park is also ideal for bird watching whereby you have opportunity to explore over 525 bird species that have been recorded across 1086 square kilometers of distinct habitats. Your 2 day safari to Akagera National Park includes game drives through the game trails to sight wildlife species as well as catch a glimpse of the most stunning sceneries and afternoon boat safari on Lake Ihema to spot aquatic wildlife and other game along the banks.


Day 1: Depart from Kigali to Akagera National Park
Day 2: Game Drive in the morning and afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema
Day 3: Return to Kigali, visit the Gisozi genocide memorial site and depart

Day 1: Depart from Kigali to Akagera National Park
Following your arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will meet your tour guide who will give you briefing on the destination Rwanda. You will then set off to Akagera National Park East of Rwanda through the border with Tanzania about 2 and half hours’ drive where you will check into the park through the headquarters and after commence the tour with a game drive to spot some animals. After you will transfer to your lodge and have lunch and relaxation. After, you embark on a boat cruise on Lake Ihema to sight at aquatic and several wildlife species along the banks. For cases where boat safari is interrupted by weather conditions, you will set off for another game drive and navigate through several game tracks. Return to the lodge where you will spend a night at Rusizi Tented Camp for luxury, Akagera Game Lodge for moderate or Dereva Hotel for budget
Day 2: Game drive in the morning and afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema
After breakfast, you will set off for the exhilarating wildlife viewing in the stunning savanna landscapes of Akagera National Park. This park offers refuge to buffaloes, Maasai giraffes, elephants, impalas, water bucks, bush bucks, Oribis, elands, roan antelope, lion, leopards and many more. After return from the 3 to 4 hour wildlife viewing and get to the lodge for relaxation and lunch after which you will set off for Lake Ihema the second largest Lake in Rwanda for thrilling boat cruise. This lake offers refuge to several hippos and Nile crocodiles as well as distinct birdlife. After, you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Ruzizi Tented Lodge-Luxury, Akagera Game Lodge for midrange and Dereva for basic.

Day 3: Return to Kigali International Airport, visit the Gisozi genocide memorial site and after departure
Breakfast in the morning and after set off to Kigali about 135 kilometers drive crossing the stunning Rwanda countryside that you sight when you reach early enough to Kigali. On arrival, you will embark on the Gisozi genocide site visit to explore the historical terrific genocide that took place in Rwanda in 1994 where thousands lost their lives. After you will drive back to Kigali International Airport for flight departure in the evening and this marks the end of your 3 day safari in Akagera National Park.

END OF TOUR

• Gamed drive and boat trip
• Park rangers fees
• Park entrance fees
• Full board accommodation for 1 night and all meals
• Bottled water
• Transport (tour vehicle, driver guide, fuel)
Safari exclusions
• Phone bills, laundry and other personal expenditure
• Alcoholic drinks (beers, wines and spirits as well as luxury sodas)
• Visa fees
• Personal insurance
• Tips
• Souvenirs and other curios shop purchases