2 Days Akagera Wildlife Safari

Akagera National Park is a special wildlife destination in Rwanda, the only savanna park to see the big game in the wild and plenty of small mammal species and birds. The 2 days Akagera NP tour includes an unforgettable game drive to encounter bush elephants, buffaloes, leopards, lions, giraffes, antelopes, zebras, and other bird species. Akagera NP was created in 1934 and covers 1122sq.km, with its landscape characterized by sweeping savannas, rivers, and lakes.

A boat tour offers a memorable aquatic life encounter with hippos, crocodiles, birds, and other mammals while on the lake shores. The bird check-list for birders to sight on the Rwanda tour includes Eleonora’s falcon, booted eagle, blue-headed coucal, Beaudoin’s snake eagle, amur falcon, Dimorphic egret, Carruthers’s cisticola, brown-chested lapwing, blue-spotted wood dove, blue-shouldered robin-chat, black-crowned night heron, double-toothed barbets, shoebill stork, grasshopper buzzard, lesser jacana, Caspian plovers, etc.

Detailed Itinerary.

Day 1: Leave Kigali for a boat trip in Akagera National Park.

Driving time from Kigali to Eastern Rwanda where Akagera national park is located – 2 hours and a half drive. Akagera National Park lies in the far Eastern Rwanda near the border of Tanzania and it is where you will come across all the big five game and other mammals, reptiles, 500 bird species and more. Arrive at the park early, and enjoy a short game drive through it while enjoying the sights of wildlife as you connect to the lodge for relaxation and lunch.

Lake Ihema boat excursion will be conducted in the afternoon. Expected encounters during a boat tour on Lake Ihema include hippos, crocodiles, aquatic birds (including fish eagles, kingfishers, cormorants and many more. After the 2-3 hours of boat cruise tour on Lake Ihema, retreat and relax at the lodge. You may also consider undertaking a night game drive to see nocturnal species like hyenas, leopards, lions, and nightjar birds.

Day 2: Game drive in Akagera NP & departure back to Kigali.

You will be picked up from your respective lodges and you begin a 2-3 hours game drive journey through Akagera National Park. Akagera game viewing offers memorable wildlife encounters from impalas, buffaloes, elephants, leopards, lions, giraffes, rhinos, roan antelopes, and elands, to birds.

Return from the game drive in Akagera NP, settle for early lunch, and check out of the lodge. Return to Kigali city where the driver guide will drop you off at a hotel or airport to wait for your departure flight.

End of tour.

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