This 2 days Akagera national park wildlife safari starts and ends in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. The Akagera National Park safari will offer you the ultimate game drives experience in Akagera national park in Rwanda. The Akagera national park is the only Savannah Park where we can have game drives in the custom made vehicles in Rwanda.
The park hosts a number of big five mammals with the most sought after being Lions, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Zebras, Elephants, and Hippos, which will provide for great photographic moments.
The park has in the recent past made great strides in conservation by engaging the community through community tours. With re-introduction of Lions you have numbers of the Big five increasing by the day.
Day 1: Transfer to Akagera national park from Kigali
Today morning we leave for Akagera national park right after your breakfast, the driver guide will pick you up from your hotel or volunteer house in Kigali where he will drop you at the end of the trip or to the airport depending on where you prefer.
The journey to Akagera national park takes about 2.5 hours depending on the stopovers along the way. With the beautiful landscaper en route to the park, feel free to ask the guide for stopovers to capture some photos.
On arrival at the park, we shall proceed to our accommodation after a short game drive and check in. We order lunch and later take a boat trip on Lake Ihema watch Hippos and crocodiles in the water or by the shores.
Journey time – 2.5 hours
Meal plan – Lunch & Dinner
- Up market – Ruzizi tented camp
- Mid-range – Akagera game lodge
Day 2: Game drive in Akagera national park
We arise early and leave right after breakfast for a game drive in Akagera national park. We will be searching for the big mammals like Elephants, Giraffes, Buffaloes, several Antelope species, and recently the re-introduced Lions and Rhinos. The park is a varied habitat for wildlife and a birders haven with over 500 bird species in the park.
You will leave the lodge with parked lunch for the game drive which will last about 6 hours depending on your interests before starting the journey back to Kigali. You will take the route along the lake which more often has a variety of animals.
Meal plan – Breakfast & Lunch
- Ground transport per 4WD
- Bottled water
- Full board accommodation – 1 night
- Park entrance fees
- Game drive
- Boat trip
- Service of an English /French-speaking driver guide
- All mentioned activities except for the optional ones
- Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
- Tips to porters and driver/ guide
What to bring
- Sun hut
You can combine this 2 Akagera National Park Safari with a volunteering experience in Rwanda.