The 2 Day Akagera Wildlife Safari will offer you the ultimate game drive experience and Wildlife Viewing in Akagera National Park. Explore wildlife in Rwanda on this 2 Day Akagera National Park Safari. Located East of Rwanda, Akagera National Park is the only savannah park where it’s possible to have a game drive in Rwanda.
The park is home to the Big Five African game (which are Buffaloes, Lions, Leopards, Rhinos, and Elephants). It’s still the best spot for wildlife tours in Rwanda or wildlife viewing in the scenic wilderness. Rwanda doesn’t have several wildlife parks but Akagera is a major drawcard when it comes to wildlife game drives.
The park has played a major role in boosting the Rwanda tourism industry as far as wildlife is concerned. This safari is favorable for tourists who have limited time but want to have a game drive in Rwanda. From Kigali, it takes about 2 h 30 min to reach the park on the fastest route and about 3 hours via Akagera Road. Formed of the forest-fringed lakes, rolling plains, papyrus swamps, and savannah plains the park is famed as the most scenic in Africa.
Day 1: Transfer to Akagera National Park and have an evening boat cruise on Lake Ihema.
Day 2: Game drive in Akagera National Park and transfer back to Kigali marking the end of 2 Days Akagera National Park Tour
On this first day of your tour, a Safari Vacations guide will pick you up from Kigali either at a hotel or from the airport. After meeting and greeting you then are driven for about 2 h 30 min to Akagera National Park. Arriving in time for lunch, you have a meal and then relax as you wait for a boat cruise. The boat ride on Lake Ihema offers great sightings of hippos and crocodiles in the water. You can see a variety of wildlife like elephants and buffaloes on the shores of the lake. After the boat trip, you later transfer to a booked accommodation facility for check-in, dinner, and an overnight stay.
Accommodation options: Akagera Game Lodge/Akagera Rhino Lodge
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
Early morning you are served breakfast, then undertake a game drive in the scenic savannah plains for about 4 hours depending on the animal sightings and interests. Some of the animals that can be seen include the big five game which is Buffalos, Rhinos, Elephants, Lions, and Leopards. Other wildlife species include Giraffes, Zebras, hyenas, cape bushbuck, Topis, Oribis, roan antelopes, duikers, impala, cape eland, and many more. After the morning game drive, you have lunch and then drive back to Kigali. Arriving in the evening, this marks the end of your 2 days Akagera National Park Safari.
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch