3 Day Akagera National park safari

3 Days Akagera National Park Wildlife Safari

This 3 days Akagera National Park Wildlife Safari is a short Rwanda Safari offering you the ultimate game drive experience in Rwanda’s only savannah national park – Akagera national park.

On this safari you will enjoy spotting a variety of savannah wildlife species including lions, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, hippos among others. Also, you will have a thrilling boat safari on Lake Ihema for sights of water animals such as hippos, crocodiles and many water bird species such as herons among others.  on Lake Ihema.

Akagera National Park is the only savannah national park in Rwanda found in North Eastern Region of the country, this beautiful park is also one of the biggest parks in the country dominated by swamps and small lakes including Lake Ihema and smaller lakes. The park gets its name from Akagera River which flows long the eastern boundary of Rwanda and Tanzania.

Akagera National Park is home to a variety of wildlife including elephants, buffalos, giraffe, zebras, leopards, hyenas, lions and several antelope species like bushbucks, Topis, Oribis, water-buck, roan antelope and duiker, klipspringer, impala and world largest antelope – the Cape eland. The park is also home to primate species like olive baboons, Vervet monkeys, blue monkeys and bush babies.

Highlights of 3 Days Akagera National Park Wildlife Safari

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Akagera National Park and boat ride safari

Day 2: Full Day Game drive

Day 3: Return to Kigali City

Detailed Itinerary of 3 Days Akagera National Park Wildlife Safari

Day 1: Transfer to Akagera national park

After breakfast at your hotel in Kigali City or upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be picked up by our representative (your safari – driver guide) and after a short briefing you will embark on a journey to Akagera National Park.

 On arrival at the park, you will check in to your lodge and enjoy a delicious lunch. Later you will proceed head to Lake Ihema for a boat trip safari on which you will watch hippos, crocodiles and several water birds such as herons, pelicans among others.

  Accommodation options

Luxury: Ruzizi Tented Lodge

Midrange: Akagera Game Lodge

Budget: Dereva Hotel

Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Game drive in Akagera national park

After breakfast, you will head to the park for a full day game drive. From the custom-made safari Landcruiser you will explore Akagera national park on several trails running through the savannah grasslands, you will watch a variety of wildlife including elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, Topis, zebras, impalas, lions among others.

At lunch you will return to the lodge and later return to the park for another game drive exploring till sunset. In the evening, you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Return to Kigali

After a leisurely breakfast, you will return to Kigali with en-route game drive through the park. When you arrive in Kigali City, you will be dropped off either at the hotel or at airport for your departure flight back home.

 End of 3 Days Akagera National Park Wildlife Safari.



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