Akagera Park Safari
The 3 days Akagera National Park safari is an African wildlife tour in Rwanda. 3 days Akagera National Park safari starts and ends in Kigali.
About the 3 Days Akagera National Park Safari
This Rwanda safari tour takes you to Akagera National Park. The park is a beautiful savannah plain. It also has woodlands with sprawling lakes and wetlands. Akagera National Park is one of African’s most diverse game reserves. This is scenic park in terms of landscape. It is least affected by mass tourism.
One is able to drive for hours without another car in sight. When on 3 days Rwanda safari to Akagera National Park, you only have beautiful wildlife. There are 2 morning game drives on the 3 days Akagera National Park safari. This offers great game sightings including elephants, buffalos and spotted hyenas. You may also see leopards, giraffes, impala, monkeys, mongooses and genets.
The park also has serval cats, baboons, and bush babies among others. There is a relaxing afternoon boat ride when on 3 days Akagera National Park safari. This is on Lake Ihema and is ideal for great wildlife sightings. Here you will see lots of hippos, Nile crocodiles, lizards, and lots of birds.
Highlights of the 3 Days Akagera National Park Safari
- Beautiful landscape and topography
- Amazing people
- Great game drives
- Nature walk
- Canoe ride on lake Ihema
3 Days Akagera National Park Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Kigali – Akagera National Park
You will be met on arrival at the airport by Rwanda safari guide. You will be briefed on this 3 days Akagera National Park safari. This will be followed by a departure to Akagera National Park. Your drive will head to Eastern Rwanda. 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 Akagera Game Lodge in time for lunch. You will embark on an afternoon game drive at 1600hrs. 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. Return to your accommodation in Akagera for dinner and overnight.
About Akagera National Park
Located in Northeastern part of the Republic Rwanda along Rwanda’s boundary with Tanzania is the Famous Akagera National Park. The Park is closer to a town called Kibungu the perfect starting point for tourist activities in the park.
Name after River Kagera, Akagera park currently covers a land area of 1,200sq kilometers. This is dominated by tiny lakes and swamps because of the zigzagging of River Kagera. River Kagera is the most distant head-stream of River Nile as well as Lake Victoria’s largest tributary. The different water sources form a spectacular network making an amazing Eco-system.
Surrounded by beautifully cultivated hills that form a breathtaking background perfect for photographs. Akagera national Park vegetation is majorly comprised of a low landscape comprising of broad plains that are covered with grass, shrubs of Euphorbia candelabra similar to cactus and patches of forests. Unlike most parts of Rwanda the terrain here is not hilly and rocky.
Day 2: Akagera – Rusumo Water Falls – Akagera
Start your 3 days Akagera National Park safari with an early breakfast. This will be followed by a transfer to Rusumo waterfall. You will pass via the Imigongo traditional handcraft makers.
It is time to sample Mother Nature’s wonderful scene. This beauty of the waterfall is worth the visit. You will return to your lodge for lunch and a short rest. In the afternoon you have a boat riding in Ihema Lake.
You will visit Nyirabiyoro historical island. This is home to many crocodiles, hippos and other species of rare birds. Your dinner and overnight will be at Akagera Game Lodge.
Day 3: Akagera National Park – Kigali
Your 3 days Akagera National Park safari day will begin with an early breakfast. You will then venture out on a morning game drive. You will make circuit which takes you to different lakes.
Expect to see buffaloes and elephants drinking from the water ponds. There are other species of birds like Egyptian goose and fish eager. You will stop for a picnic lunch in the park then continue with the hills game drive. Expect to see impalas, zebras, bush bucks, water bucks and topis. There are also oribis, baboons, giraffes, cape elands and so many others.
You will drive to the beautiful bushy rolling hills up to the north exit of the park. Later drive back to Kigali where you will arrive in the afternoon. Upon arrival you shall have a transfer to the airport or drop off at your Kigali Hotel.
End of 3 Days Akagera National Park Safari
3 Days Akagera National Park Safari Costs:
What is included in the 3 Days Akagera National Park 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 3 Days Akagera National Park Safari
- All park entrance fee
- All Government tax
3 Days Akagera National Park Safari cost excludes:
- Items of personal use
- Deviation from the above program
- Drinks and beverages
- Tips and porterage
What to Carry on the 3 Days Akagera National Park Safari
- Sun glasses
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Sun screen
- Insect repellant
- Comfortable shoes