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2 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari Tour Akagera National Park

2 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari Tour Akagera National Park – Overview

The 2 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari Akagera National Park is designed for the time constrained travelers to gain chances of exploring the extensive wild game in Akagera.

Akagera National Park positioned in the North East of Rwanda is the only Savannah protected habitat in the country thus providing an ideal refigium for counts of elephant, Buffaloes, Lions, Masaai Giraffe, the a range of antelopes like topis, Impala, Kobs, the elands, defassa waterbucks among others.

The Park also features the largest protected wetland system in the whole of Central Africa with the second largest lake in Rwanda – Lake Ihema and River Akagera one of the remote sources of the world’s longest Nile River. Akagera also feature 500 species of birds making it an Important Bird Area.

2 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari Akagera National Park – Highlights

Day 1: Drive to Akagera National Park & do an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema

Day 2: Do morning game drive in the Savannah stretches of Akagera NP & transfer back to Kigali

2 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari Tour Akagera National Park – Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Akagera National Park & Do An Afternoon Boat Cruise on Lake Ihema

After breakfast at your place of stay in Kigali, you embark on the transfer to Akagera National Park 135km about 2 ½ hour’s drive exploring the Rwandan countryside with the possible views of the traditional long horned cows at Rwamagana.

Settle for lunch at your lodge and in the afternoon, you embark on the boat cruise on Lake Ihema. The Akagera National Park features the most extensive protected wetland system in central Africa.

Lake Ihema one of the lakes in the park presents the likely views of Nile Crocodiles, Hippopotamus and water birds. Retire for dinner and overnight


Up market / Luxury:
Ruzizi Tented Camp, Midrange / Standard: Akagera Game Lodge, Budget / Basic: Dereva Hotel

Day 2: Do Morning Game Drive in The Savannah Stretches of Akagera NP & Transfer Back to Kigali

The rolling Savannah landscapes of Akagera National Park is the only habitat of its kind in Rwanda with a myriad of wild game suitable to be explored on a safari like this.

The early morning drive through the park presents opportunity to explore the range of species including elephants, Masaai Giraffe, Buffaloes, Topis, Roan Antelopes, leopards, Lions, waterbucks among others.

The wild game viewing encounter lasts 3 – 4 hours after which you retreat from the activity and embark on the transfer back to Kigali to mark the end of the tour.

End of The 2 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari Akagera National Park

Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)