1 Day Akagera Safari & Prices (Akagera National Park)

Safari Overview: 1 Day Akagera National Park Safari Rwanda

1 Day Akagera Safari is a one-day Wildlife Safari to Akagera National Park of Rwanda. The park is home to the big five African game and the best spot for a 1-day tour in Rwanda for wildlife viewing in the scenic wilderness. 

Wildlife viewing in Akagera National Park Rwanda

Wildlife viewing in Akagera National Park Rwanda

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.

One Day Safari to Akagera National Park is favorable for tourists who have limited time but want to have a game drive in Rwanda. 1 Day Akagera Safari – Very much recommendable for travelers who are already in Kigali. 

From Kigali, it takes about 2 h 30 min to reach the park on the fastest route and about 3 hours via Akagera road. 

1 Day Akagera National Park – Formed of the forest-fringed lakes, rolling plains, papyrus swamps, and savannah plains the park is famed as the most scenic in Africa.

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Quick Tour Details

Number of People: Tailored
Start/End: Kigali, Rwanda
Availability: All year throughout
Activities: Wildlife viewing
Destinations: Akagera National Park
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Detailed itinerary of the 1 Day Safari to Akagera Park Rwanda

Typical of day tours, this 1 day Akagera National Park trip stars very early in the morning. Your Rwanda tour guide ensures a pick up as early as 5:00 am local time for a transfer to the park.

Eastern rhino in Akagera National Park Rwanda Wildlife viewing

Eastern rhino in Akagera National Park Rwanda Wildlife viewing

The drive lasts about 2 h 30 min before you reach the park.

Arriving at Akagera National Park, you 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 are Buffaloes, Rhinos, Elephants, Lions and Leopards. Other wildlife species include Giraffes, Zebras, hyena, cape bushbuck, Topis, Oribis, roan antelopes, duikers, impala, cape eland and many more.

After the morning game drive, you have lunch and then take a short game drive before driving back to Kigali. Lunch is either at Akagera game lodge or picnic lunch if you did carry packed lunch.

Arriving in the evening, this marks the end of your day tour to Akagera National Park.

End of 1 Day Akagera National Park Tour

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Your Safari Route: One Day Akagera Park Rwanda tour

Safari Inclusions

  • Transportation by 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Driver guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Meal Plan – Lunch
  • Game drive fees
  • Bottled drinking water

Safari exclusions

  • Any changes to the included activities
  • Tips
  • International visas
  • Insurance

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Important Information while on a Rwanda Safari Tour

What to pack/wear for Wildlife Tours in Rwanda

Rwanda being in Africa some people think this part of the world is generally warm or even unbearably hot but it is not so as the country experiences both warm and cool temperatures. To have any African safari your list on what to wear should be one that will keep you comfortable and yet smart for each kind of activity. Learn More about What wear about Rwanda Wildlife Tours

Best time for Wildlife viewing in Rwanda

Taking a wildlife safari in Rwanda at the best time is the perfect way of having an incredible safari. The best time to visit Rwanda for a wildlife safari is during the months of June to September and Late December to February which is the long and short dry seasons respectively.

This is the best time for wildlife viewing in Akagera National Park and the general best time for visiting Rwanda. However, it’s a bit different for Chimpanzee trekking where the best time is during part of the wet season which is from October to November when the chimpanzees do not walk for long distances.

Best Time To Visit Rwanda

Best Time: June to September (Except for chimp trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park)

High Season: June to September (Lodges might be full and gorilla permits must be booked long in advance)

Low Season: March, April, October, November (These are the peaks of the rains)

Best Weather: June to August (Least rain)

Worst Weather: March and April (Most rain, forest trails are slippery)

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