Your 2 Days Akagera Wildlife Safari to explore the Akagera National Park which is located in Eastern Rwanda on the border with Tanzania will give you a great experience to explore this only savanna national park where safari game drive can only be carried in Rwanda. Akagera national park is known for harboring the big 5 with the recent introduction of the lions. Akagera national park is a the only Savannah park in Rwanda and is home to several mammal species including Lions, Elephants, Giraffes, Hippos, Kobs, Zebras, Bushbucks, Waterbucks and most recently Black Rhinos have been introduces from South Africa, making Akagera national park officially a big 5 park like it was many years ago.
Day 1: Transfer to Akagera National Park from Kigali. Travel time +2hrs
Today, after your relaxed morning breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked by our safari guide and leave for Akagera national park, the journey to Akagera national park takes about 2.5 hours depending on the stopovers along the way, with the beautiful unwinding landscape 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 for lunch. We order lunch and later head for a boat trip on Lake Ihema watch Hippos and crocodiles in the water or by the shores and meet the buffaloes and elephants wallowing by the water banks. Later return to the lodge for dinner and evening stay. Accommodation options: Ruziza Tented Camp (luxury lodge) or Akagera Game Safari Lodge (Mid – range lodge). Meal Plan: Half Board.
Day 2: Game drive and Transfer back to Kigali
After an early morning breakfast at 6:00 am and leave for a early morning game drive in Akagera national park to catch up with late hunters and early risers. 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 number bird species with over 500 bird species in the park making it a birding paradise.
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 to site along. You will later be dropped at the lodge or airport to catch up with your afternoon flight. End of service!.
The 2 Days Akagera Wildlife Safari includes.
Transportation on a 4 x 4 safari vehicle
Accommodation with meals as listed
En route lunch
Service of an English speaking driver guide
Park entrance fee
Bottled mineral water
The package excludes expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and cigars.