2 days Akagera national park wildlife safari gives you an opportunity to experience game drives and have a feel of the life in the wild in Akagera national park. This is the only Savannah park where we can have game drives in the custom made vehicles in Rwanda. The park hosts a number of wildlife species big mammals with the most sought after being Lions, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Zebras, Elephants, and Hippos, which provide for great photographic moments.
Conservation activities have been going on in Akagera in the recent past by engaging the community through community tours. With the re-introduction of Lions, you have numbers of the Big five increasing by the day.
Day 1: Transfer to Akagera national park from Kigali
You will have breakfast in the morning and head to Akagera national park, the driver guide will pick you up from your hotel and later drop you at the end of the trip or to the airport depending on where you prefer.
It takes 2 hours and a half to get to Akagera national park depending on the stopovers along the way. With the beautiful landscaper 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. We order lunch and later take a boat trip on Lake Ihema to watch Hippos and crocodiles in the water or by the shores.
Journey time – 2,5 hours
Meal plan – Lunch & Dinner
- Upmarket – Ruzizi tented camp
- Mid-range – Akagera game lodge
Day 2: Game drive in Akagera national park
We arise early and leave right after breakfast for a game drive in Akagera national park. We will be searching for 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 birder haven with over 500 bird species in the park.
You will leave the lodge with packed 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.
Meal plan – Breakfast & Lunch
Prices – 2019
|Number of people||1||2||3||4||5||6|
|Price per person – Akagera Game Lodge||$1028||$656||$573||$489||$484||$433|
|Price per person – Ruzizi tented camp||$1128||$771||$688||$598||$595||$541|
Prices – 2020
|Number of people||1 Pax||2 Pax||3 Pax||4 Pax||5 Pax||6 Pax|
|Price per person – Magashi||1966||1306||1321||1130||1228||1072|
|Price per person – Ruzizi Tented Lodge||1196||795||712||619||618||560|
|Price per person – Akagera Game Lodge||1075||685||597||509||503||451|
- Ground transport per 4WD
- Bottled water
- Full board accommodation – 1 night
- Park entrance fees
- Game drive
- Boat trip
- Service of an English-speaking driver-guide
- All mentioned activities except for the optional ones
- Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry, etc.
- Tips to porters and driver/ guide