2 Days Akagera Safari in Rwanda – SAFARI OVERVIEW
This 2 days Akagera safari in Rwanda Akagera National Park is a 2 days Rwanda safari, offering you an exciting wildlife viewing in Akagera National Park – Rwanda’s biggest and only savannah park.
Akagera is one of Africa’s oldest national parks, first established in 1934. The scenic park covers about 1122km² of diverse habitats, including several sparkling, forest-lined lakes, and Central Africa’s largest protected wetland. Its diversity of wildlife includes all of Africa’s “big five” and almost 500 bird species!
During this 2 day Akagera safari in Rwanda, you will do game drives in a 4X4 safari vehicle with a pop-up roof for easy viewing. You’ll explore the open plains, bushes, and woodlands to see a variety of animals, such as Black rhinos, Lions, African Elephants, Cape Buffalos, Burchell’s Zebras, Masai Giraffes, Common Warthogs, Common elands, Topi, Roan Antelopes, Leopard, Bushbuck, Defassa waterbucks, Impala, Olive baboons, Black-faced Vervet monkeys, etc…
You’ll also enjoy a relaxing boat cruise on the park’s largest lake, Lake Ihema to see many hippos, large crocodiles, and a variety of water birds.
You can book or customize this perfect value for money 2 days wildlife safari in Rwanda tour to your interests – at an affordable price!
2 Days Akagera Safari in Rwanda – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES
- Day Game drives
- Boat cruise Lake Ihema
- Driving through Rwanda’s beautiful countryside
- Optional night game drive
2 Days Akagera Safari in Rwanda – FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS
Day 1: Akagera National Park
Day 2: Kigali – Depart
2 Days Akagera Safari in Rwanda – SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS
Day 1: Transfer to Akagera National Park for a game drive & boat cruise.
Day 2: Enjoy a full safari game drive in Akagera & transfer back to Kigali city.
2 Days Akagera Safari in Rwanda – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY
Day 1: Transfer to Akagera NP for A Game Drive & Boat Cruise
Your 2-day Akagera safari in Rwanda begins at 7 am.
Your tour driver guide shall pick you up from your place of stay in Kigali and take you on a very scenic 2½-hour drive east to Akagera National Park. Along the way, you will see plenty of local life with vegetable and fruit markets lining the road, to be replaced by banana plantations as you leave the city behind.
Before checking into your accommodation, you will take a short game drive to spot some animals and take the breathtaking scenery. The southern part of Akagera is the arrival point and offers you your first game drive. Expect to encounter some Zebra, Giraffe, Impala, Reedbuck, Baboons, Vervet Monkeys, etc.
However, the most exciting prospect in the south of Akagera is the Rhino! The rhinos live in this part of the park which is their natural habitat, so if you are lucky you may see them. After the game drive, continue to your lodge for lunch and relaxation.
In the afternoon, go for a leisurely boat ride on Lake Ihema, watching for the many hippos and crocodiles. Spot more wildlife such as elephants and buffalos, as they gather at the lakeshore to drink. Also observe plenty of waterbirds such as Shoebills, herons, fish eagles, kingfishers, and jacanas. Retire for dinner, and overnight.
The highlight of the Day: – A relaxing boat cruise on Lake Ihema
Luxury: – Ruzizi Tented Lodge/Magashi Camp
Midrange: – Akagera Game Lodge
Budget: – Dereva Hotel
Meal Plan: – Lunch & Dinner
Drive distance & time: – Approx. 135km/2 ½ hours
Activities & Services:-
- Pick up from your hotel
- Transfer to Akagera
Optional Activity: – Night game drive
Day 2: Enjoy A Full Safari Game Drive In Akagera & Transfer Back To Kigali City
Enjoy an early breakfast at 6 am, and then, set off for the full 6-hour safari game drive in Akagera savannah as the sun comes up.
This is the best time of the day to see predators and the sunrise over the savannah is an unforgettable sight. Drive from south to the north towards the beautiful Kilala plain in search of the Big Five. Recent conservation efforts re-introduced both the endangered black rhino and lions to the area. Today, young ones can be spotted alongside their mothers in the striking landscape.
Be on the lookout for hippos, crocodiles, zebra, warthogs, baboons, giraffes, topi, impala, and more on the large open plains. Have your camera at the ready but remember to stop and take at the moment too.
After the game drive, enjoy your packed picnic lunch. Then exit the park and travel back to Kigali to mark the end of this 2 days Akagera safari in Rwanda.
The highlight of the Day: – Full game drive in Akagera National Park
Meal Plan: – Breakfast & Lunch
Drive Distance & Time: – Approx. 135km/2 ½ hours
Activities & Services:-
- Game drive in Akagera
- Transfer to Akagera
- Drop off at the airport
End of the 2 Days Akagera Safari in Rwanda Akagera National Park
2 Days Akagera Safari in Rwanda − SAFARI INCLUSIONS
- Full Board Accommodation on Safari
- Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
- Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
- Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
- Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
- Bottled water while on safari
- Border crossing fees (for cross-border safaris)
2 Days Akagera Safari in Rwanda − SAFARI EXCLUSIONS
- General tips for the driver guide, site guides, and service staff at the lodges
- Laundry Services
- Other Beverages/drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
- International Flights (Arranged on request)
- Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
- Optional Activity fees
- Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
- Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
- Accommodation in Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)
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