Akagera Safari Tour
Akagera safari tour is a time saving African safari tour in Rwanda. It is a two days Rwanda safari to the only savannah national park in Rwanda, the Akagera National Park. You do not have to say you got no time for you only need two days for this wildlife safari in Rwanda.
About the Akagera Safari Tour
Akagera safari tour is a short Rwanda wildlife safari tour in Africa. The 2 day Akagera safari tour goes to Akagera National Park.
This is an African wildlife safari in Rwanda for those interested in the big game. The 2 day Akagera safari tour starts and ends in Kigali.
The Akagera safari tour in Rwanda is for those on short stay in the 'land of a thousand hills'. It is for those who just want to taste what Rwanda has. Find the Akagera safari tour itinerary below:
Highlights of the 2 Days Akagera Safari Tour in Rwanda
- Beautiful landscape and topography
- Amazing people
- Great game drives
- Nature walk
- Canoe ride on lake Ihema
2 Days Akagera Safari Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Kigali - Akagera National Park
You will be met upon arrival at Kigali International Airport. This will be by our Rwanda safari guide. This will be followed by a briefing on the 2 day Akagera safari tour. 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 Akagera Game Lodge 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 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 accommodation in the evening. This will be in time for dinner and overnight.
About Akagera National Park
Akagera National Park is one of Rwanda’s most popular tourist attractions and it keeps getting better and better each year. It’s been under the combined management of RDB and African Parks (a conservation non-profit based in South Africa) since 2010.
Akagera Park is located to the Eastern province of Rwanda about two hours away from Kigali. The road is mostly paved until about a half hour before you get to the entrance when things get a bit bumpy and dusty… to get you ready for the park experience!
Akagera is home to lots of animals including elephants, buffalo, giraffe and zebras, 11 antelope species, and elusive lions and leopards. If you’ve been on game drives in places like Kenya or South Africa then you might find Rwanda’s little park less exciting as the animals aren’t quite as plentiful as they are in the Serengeti’s of the world.
But a trip to Akagera National Park in Rwanda is still highly recommended and it makes for a great day or overnight trip away from Kigali.
Day 2: Akagera National Park - Kigali
Start your day on Akagera safari tour 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 hotel. If you are leaving Rwanda then enjoy a transfer to the airport. This will be in time for departure flight.
End of Akagera Safari Tour in Rwanda
2 Day Akagera Safari Tour Costs:
What is included in the 2 Day Akagera Safari Tour 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 Day Akagera Safari Tour
- All park entrance fee
- All Government tax
2 Day Akagera Safari Tour cost excludes:
- Items of personal use
- Deviation from the above program
- Drinks and beverages
- Tips and porterage
What to Carry on the 2 Day Akagera Safari Tour
- Sun glasses
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Sun screen
- Insect repellant
- Comfortable shoes