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.
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.
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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