3 Days Akagera Wildlife Tour

A 3 Days Akagera Wildlife Tour will get you viewing stunning savannah wildlife in Akagera National Park. This is the only national park in Rwanda where you stand a chance to see the famous and highly sought after Big Five animals of Africa. This 3 Days Akagera wildlife tour starts and ends in Kigali city, Rwanda’s capital.

Tour Summary for 3 Days Akagera Wildlife Tour.

Day 1: Pickup from Kigali and Transfer to Akagera National Park.

Day 2: Morning game drive and Evening Boat Cruise.

Day 3: Transfer back to Kigali.

Detailed Tour Itinerary for 3 Days Akagera Wildlife Tour.

Day 1: Pickup from Kigali and Transfer to Akagera National Park.

Transfer to Akagera: Today marks the beginning of your 3 days safari with us. You will be picked from Kigali airport by your guide, upon your arrival. You will then proceed with your journey to Akagera National Park, which is about a 2½ hours’ drive to the national park. Akagera national park is a medley of wonders in Rwanda. It is also the only national park in the country where you can get to see the Big Five. This national park was first established in 1934 and covers an area of 1,122km². The park is richly blessed with a variety of wildlife species such as; giraffes, buffaloes, hippos, elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, antelopes, impalas, topi, serval and so many more. Akagera national park is home to over 500 bird species, thus making it a great destination for bird watching activities in Rwanda. There are about 10 lakes in Akagera national park, with the most popular ones being Lake Ihema for boat cruises, and Lake Shakani on which a lot of fishing activities and tournaments take place.

Evening Game Drive: On arrival at Akagera national park, you will proceed to go on an evening game drive, which usually takes between 1-2 hours. While on your game drive, look out for wildlife animals like; hyenas, jackals, zebras, waterbuck, duikers and elephants among others. Later drive to your lodge, check in, freshen up and have your dinner before retiring to bed. Dinner and accommodation at Magashi Safari Camp/ Karenge Bush Camp/ Akagera Game Lodge.

 Day 2: Morning game drive and Evening Boat Cruise.

Morning Game Drive: Have your breakfast early in the morning and head out for a morning game drive. Get to explore the beautiful savanna and landscape in the park. You will also have the opportunity to see wildlife animals in the park like; elephants, buffalos, lions, leopards, rhinos, giraffes, antelopes, and waterbucks to mention but a few.

Evening Boat Cruise: You will return back to your lodge for lunch, rest for a short while and later embark on an evening boat cruise on Lake Ihema. While on your boat cruise, you will get to see the splendid wildlife at the park like; Nile Crocodiles, Hippos and some water birds like; the marabou stork, herons and the African fish eagle. After your boat cruise, you can opt to go guided nature walk and explore the marvelous flora and fauna species that Akagera National Park has to offer.

Return back to your lodge for dinner and a good night’s sleep.

Day 3: Transfer back to Kigali.

Transfer back to Kigali & City Tour: Today marks the end of your 3 day Akagera Wildlife tour with us. Hope that you have had lots of fun for the most part of your tour. Have your breakfast at leisure and later check out of your Lodge. Head out for a half day tour of Kigali City, depending on when your flight back home departs. While on your Kigali city tour, you can visit places like the Kigali genocide memorial center, camp Kigali, house of Richard Kandt, Nyamirambo Women’s Center, Caplaki craft village and Kimironko market; where you can grab yourself and your loved ones back home some souvenirs.  Later your safari guide will drop you off at Kigali International Airport or your hotel.

Hope you enjoyed your tour and stay in Rwanda. End of Tour.

This tour is inclusive of;

  • Airport pick up and drop off.
  • Park entrance fees and activities as per your itinerary.
  • Accommodation and a 4×4 wheel safari vehicle.
  • Meals as per your itinerary.
  • Bottled water during your safari and an English speaking guide.

This tour excludes all expenses of personal nature, tips/gratuities, Rwanda Visa and international flight tickets.

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