3 Days Akagera Safari Rwanda

You will have an opportunity of carrying out 2 game drives and a boat cruise

3 Days Akagera Wildlife Safari Rwanda

This 3 days wildlife safari in Akagera national park Rwanda gives you a once in a life time game viewing experience and boat cruise on lake Ihema in Akagera national park. Akagera national park is found on the eastern side of Rwanda on the borders of Tanzania. The park is Rwanda’s only savannah park covering an area of 1,122 sq. km. Akagera national park is made up of savannah, woodlands, undulating plains, water bodies, and extensive papyrus swamps. The park is home to all the big 5 mammals, you need to see all these animals and others more when you visit this park. You will have an opportunity of carrying out 2 game drives and a boat cruise on Lake Ihema the second largest lake in Rwanda

3 Days Rwanda Akagera Wildlife Safari highlights

Day 1: Transfer to Akagera national park

Day 2: Game drive in Akagera national park

Day 3: Morning game drive and transfer back to Kigali

Detailed itinerary 

Day 1: Transfer to Akagera national park- Boat Cruise On Lake Ihema

You meet our driver guide in the morning for your journey to Akagera national park on the eastern side of Rwanda. You will be briefed about your 3 days safari to Akagera national park. The drive to Akagera national park is a 2 -3 hours’ drive passing through rolling hills. On arrival at Akagera national park, the driver guide will clear with the park authorities after which you will continue to your booked lodge to relax and have lunch. After lunch, you will go for an evening boat cruise on Lake Ihema the largest lake in the park where you will see a lot of water animals such as hippos and crocodiles as well as water birds like African fish eagle, and shoebill stork. You will also get an opportunity after the boat cruise, you will return to your booked lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight stay.

Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Magashi camp – luxury, Ruzizi tented camp – mid range, Mutumba campsite – budget

Day 2: Game drive in Akagera national park

Wake up very early in the morning for your morning breakfast. Our driver-guide will pick you from your lodge and take you for an early morning game drive. The game drive will take you through different parts of the park as you look out for some of the big mammals – elephants, lions, buffaloes, leopards, rhinos, giraffes, hippos, warthogs, zebras, impalas, topis, cape elands, waterbucks, and many others. The park is home to big numbers of animals and over 525 bird species among which include herons, African jacana, and grey crested crane among others. The game drive in Akagera national park can last you 6 and more hours depending on your interests. After the game drive, you will get back to your lodge for relaxation, dinner, and an overnight stay as you prepare to get back to Kigali the next day.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Magashi camp – luxury, Ruzizi tented camp – mid range, Mutumba campsite – budget.

Day 3: Morning game drive and transfer back to Kigali

After your morning breakfast, our driver-guide will take you for the last morning drive in the park. During this drive, you will see different wild animals and birds and you will get a chance to see animals that you missed out on the previous day. If you are lucky you might see a leopard. After the game drive, you will check out of the park and start on your journey back to Kigali city. You will have your lunch in Kigali city before being dropped at your hotel or airport for your flight.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch

3 Days Rwanda Akagera Wildlife Safari Tour includes 

Transport

Accommodation ad meals

Park entrance

Game drive

Boat cruise

Service of an English – speaking guide

Drinking water

All the mentioned activities apart from the optional ones

3 Days Rwanda Akagera Wildlife Safari Tour excludes

Insurance

International flights

Tips

Personal expenses

Extra activities

Wildlife in Akagera national park

Exploring wildlife in Akagera national park is one of the amazing experiences that any visitor shouldn’t miss out on. Akagera national park is home to a very large number of animals such as buffaloes, elephants, zebras, giraffes, leopards, rhinos, impalas, topis, blue monkeys, waterbucks, roan antelopes, cape elands, duikers, klipspringer, and so many others.

Akagera national park’s wildlife is truly remarkable from sighting schools of hippos and crocodiles sunbathing in lake Ihema. The common primates in Akagera national park include vervet monkeys, olive baboons, blue monkeys, and bush babies that are usually seen in the night game drive.

There are so many tourism activities that can be done and explore more wildlife in Akagera national park on the eastern side of Rwanda, it’s the only savannah national park in Rwanda.

Game drives in Akagera national park are always exciting and full of wonders spotting wildlife in Akagera national park, you get an opportunity of seeing different wild animals including the big five – lions, elephants, rhinos, buffaloes, and leopard as well as different types of antelopes such as cape elands, impalas, duikers, topis, etc. along the Kilala plains and primates like olive baboons, vert monkeys and much more. Game drives in Akagera national park are accompanied by a well-trained guide who has information about the wildlife in the park.

Night game drives in Akagera national park are a surreal and exciting experience starting in the evening. You use bright spotlights to see nocturnal animals in the night. Nocturnal animals are those animals that are hard to see during the daytime and can only be seen only on a night game drive. Nocturnal Animals in the park include hyenas, bush babies, civets, leopards and several cats.

What to pack for 3 Days Rwanda Akagera Wildlife Safari?

Sunhat

Sunscreen

Rain jacket

Long-sleeved clothes

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