The 3‑day safari to Akagera National Park, Rwanda guarantees you an unforgettable big 5 game viewing experience. You will enjoy a game drive, boat cruise in Akagera, Rwanda’s only savanna park, with an overnight stay in one of the best lodges. Akagera National Park is a savanna park, located on the far Eastern side of Rwanda, about 2 and half hours drive from the Kigali capital.
Akagera National Park is one of Rwanda’s oldest parks, founded in 1934, and protects a diversity of animal species. The park’s diverse animal species range within its different habitats and they include warthogs, zebras, Masai giraffes, hippos, buffaloes, elephants, lions, leopards, and over 500 bird species including shoebill storks. Your wildlife tour to Akagera begins and ends in Kigali, taking 3 days, 2 nights.
Day 1: City tour & Akagera National Park
You will begin your day with a hefty breakfast at a hotel in Kigali, and after, leave for city tour. On Kigali city tour, expect to spend at least 2 hours and you will pay a visit to Gisozi genocide site, city markets, former presidential palace, art centers, etc. Later, settle for a leisurely lunch and followed by transfer to Akagera National Park in Eastern Rwanda, which is 2.5 hours’ drive in your 4x4 tourist vehicle.
Day 2: Full day experience at Akagera- game drive, boat cruise tour
Begin with a game drive early in the morning with an experienced driver guide, and you will be exploring the rich Northern game trails of Akagera. Expected morning game drives range from impalas, zebras, topis, giraffes, elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, birds, roan antelopes, warthogs, and more. Have plenty of time to take pictures, and then get back to relax at the lodge, and have lunch. In the afternoon, embark on Lake Ihema boat cruise 2–3 hours, which comes with exposure to aquatic life such as hippos, crocodiles, and birds.
Day 3: Kigali
Enjoy a hefty breakfast at the comfort of your lodge, and after, set off for another session of game drive through Akagera. Today is dedicated for you to have the last glimpse of your favorite animals, take pictures, and after, return to check out of your accommodation. After, start a short road trip back to Kigali for departure or settle at a hotel, and today marks the end of 3 days Akagera NP safari tour to explore the big game.