Akagera Budget Safari
In Rwanda and looking for what to do on a budget? The 2 days Akagera budget safari would probably be one of them. This is a budget African safari tour in Rwanda whose focus is the big game.
About The Akagera Budget Safari
Akagera budget safari tour is a short budget safari in Rwanda. The 2 day Akagera budget safari takes you to Akagera National Park. This is a budget African wildlife safari in Rwanda for those interested in the big game.
The 2 day Akagera budget safari will begin and ends in Kigali. The Akagera budget safari in Rwanda is for those that are not staying for long in Rwanda. This is a cheap safari in Rwanda for those on budget. Your Akagera budget safari itinerary is below:
sightings. Here you will see lots of hippos, Nile crocodiles, lizards, and lots of birds.
Highlights of the 2 Days Akagera Budget Safari
- Beautiful landscape and topography
- Amazing people
- Great game drives
- Nature walk
- Canoe ride on lake Ihema
2 Days Akagera Budget Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Kigali – Akagera National Park
Our Rwanda safari guide will meet you on arrival. This will be at Kigali International Airport. This will be followed by a briefing on the 2 day Akagera budget safari. It is time for departure to Akagera National Park. Your drive will head to Eastern Rwanda. This is approximately two and a half hours drive.
There will be a lot to watch out for on the way. This includes the beautiful landscapes of Rwanda. This is a hilly country hence the name ‘Land of a Thousand hills’. You will enjoy a nature walk upon arrival at Akagera National Park.
You will be transferred to your camp to check in for lunch. Enjoy some short rest before embarking on an afternoon canoe ride on Lake Ihema. This will reward you with views of water loving animals and birds. They include hippos and out-sized crocodiles.
Birds here include the papyrus gonolek, shoebill stork and African fish eagle. You will also be on the lookout for wildlife drinking water along the lake shores. Return back to your Akagera budget accommodation in the evening. This will be in time for dinner and overnight.
About Akagera National Park
Akagera National Park is a little piece of heaven found in North Eastern Rwanda, at the country’s border with Tanzania. It is dominated by swamps and small lakes with flow in the wake of River Kagera. All the water sources work together to create a piece of spectacular scenery. It is quite a remarkable eco-system. Akagera National Park was obviously named after River Kagera.
The game drive here are like opening a present and each game drive holds a full new surprise as nature reveals its treasures in form of wonders that are so scenic, the wildlife like buffalos, antelopes including; the elands, topis, Maasai girafffes, monkeys, savannah birds, civets, leopards, the hyenas, as well as the serval cats. The game drives also mean that you will be accompanied by the guide who is so knowledgeable about the flora and the fauna that is found in the park.
As you are carrying out the game drives, one should remain in the vehicle unless the park guides see that it’s safe for you to get out taking a look. For the longer game drives, you are advised to take a snack or lunch and a lot of drinking water.
About the Nocturnal, the night game drives are so thrilling since you adventure out with a spot light to view the creatures of the night that are found in Akagera National Park. This night game drive through the park is different from that of during the day since at night, there is a big opportunity to view the predators on the prowl as they look for dinner.
You will also see a few leopards, lions, civets, serval cats, the hyenas, birds as well as the bush babies with their large eyes. This nocturnal drive is also about 2 hours and will surely give you a different perspective altogether.
Day 2: Akagera National Park – Kigali
Start your day on Akagera budget safari with an early breakfast. This will be followed by the early morning game drive. This will reward you with views of lots of wildlife. They include elephants, impala, black-tailed mongoose, hippos and oribi.
You may also see the bushbuck, antelope, zebra, cape eland, giraffe and buffalo. There are primates too which include the olive baboon, vervet monkey and bush baby. You will return to the lodge for lunch and check out. You will drive back to Kigali to be dropped off at your preferred Kigali budget hotel.
If you are leaving Rwanda then enjoy a transfer to the airport. This will be in time for departure flight.
End of 2 Days Akagera Budget Safari
2 Days Akagera Budget Safari Costs:
What is included in the 2 Days Akagera Budget Safari cost?
- Accommodation in safari lodge in Akagera National Park on full board basis
- Transport in a 4 X 4 Safari vehicle with pop up roof
- Meals on full board basis while on 2 Days Akagera Budget Safari
- All park entrance fee
- All Government tax
2 Days Akagera Budget Safari cost excludes:
- Items of personal use
- Deviation from the above program
- Drinks and beverages
- Tips and porterage
What to Carry on the 2 Days Akagera Budget Safari
- Sun glasses
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Sun screen
- Insect repellant
- Comfortable shoes