2 Days Akagera National Park

2 Day Akagera National Park

Safari Overview of 2 Days Akagera National Park Safari

Explore wildlife in Rwanda on this 2 Day Akagera National Park tour. Located East of Rwanda, Akagera National Park is the only savannah park where it’s possible to have a game drive in Rwanda. 

Wildlife in Akagera National Park Rwanda

Wildlife in Akagera National Park 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 a short wildlife tour in Rwanda for wildlife viewing in the scenic wilderness. 

Rwanda doesn’t have several wildlife parks but Akagera is a major draw card 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 2 days safari to Akagera National Park 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.

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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Highlights of 2 Day Akagera National Park Tour

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 safari in Rwanda.

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Detailed itinerary of the 2 Days tour Akagera National Park

Day 1: Transfer to Akagera National Park and have an evening boat cruise on Lake Ihema.  

On this first day of your tour, a Rwanda safari 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. Wildlife like Elephants and buffaloes can be seen on the shores of the lake. 

After the boat trip, you later on transfer to a booked accommodation facility for check in, dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation options: Luxury: Ruziza Tented Camp, Mid-range: Akagera Game Safari Lodge
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Game drive in Akagera National Park and transfer back to Kigali

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

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

End of 2 Days Akagera National Park Tour

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Your Safari Route – 2 Day Akagera National Park Wildlife tour

Safari inclusions

  • Transportation by 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Driver guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Activity fees
  • Bottled drinking water
  • 1 night accommodation

Safari Exclusions

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

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Important Information while on a Rwanda Safari Tour

1. 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

2. Best time for Wildlife viewing in Rwanda
Taking a Wildlife safaris 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 are 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.

3. 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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