3 Days Akagera National Park Wildlife Safari Rwanda 2023

Overview: 3 Days Akagera National Park Safari

3 Days Akagera Safari to Akagera National Park Rwanda – 3 Days Akagera Safari offers the best wildlife viewing in Rwanda’s only savannah park with the possibility of game drives.  Located East of Rwanda, Akagera National Park is the only savannah park where it’s possible to have a game drive-in Rwanda.

Rhino tracking in Akagera National Park Rwanda

Rhino tracking in Akagera National Park

The park is home to the “Big Five” African game (which are Buffaloes, Lions, Leopards, Rhinos, and Elephants). It’s the best spot for wildlife safaris in Rwanda for wildlife viewing in the scenic wilderness. Rwanda doesn’t have several wildlife parks but Akagera is a major drawcard when it comes to wildlife game drives. Akagera Park has played a major role in boosting the Rwanda tourism industry as far as wildlife is concerned. 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. With this 3 Days Akagera National Park Safari, you have 2 game drives and a boat safari on Lake Ihema. Big mammals like the Lions, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, hippos, and rhinos can be spotted during these Rwanda safari activities.

Quick Tour Details

Number of People: Tailored
Number of Days: 3 Days
Start/End: Kigali, Rwanda
Availability: All year throughout
Activities: Game drive, boat cruise
Destinations: Akagera National Park, Lake Ihema
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Highlights: 3 Days Akagera Safari

  • Day 1: Transfer to Akagera National Park and have an evening boat cruise on Lake Ihema.
  • Day 2: Game drive in Akagera National Park.
  • Day 3: Transfer back to Kigali International Airport for departure marking the end of 3 Days Akagera National Park Safari

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Detailed itinerary of the 3 Days Akagera National Park Safari

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 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

Game drive in Akagera National Park

Game drive in Akagera National Park

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 is Buffaloes, Rhinos, Elephants, Lions, and Leopards. Other wildlife species include Giraffes, Zebras, hyenas, cape bushbuck, Topis, Oribis, roan antelopes, duikers, impala, cape eland, and many more. After the game drive, you return to the hotel and then relax in the evening.

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

Day 3: Transfer back to Kigali International Airport for departure

Following morning breakfast, you then are transferred back to Kigali International Airport for a departure flight. Depending on your departure time, you can have time to go craft shopping within Kigali city.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

End of 3 Days Akagera National Park Wildlife Safari

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Your Safari Route – 3 Days Akagera Wildlife Safari

Safari inclusions

  • English speaking driver guide
  • Entry fees and taxes including gorilla permit
  • Safari van
  • Lunch
  • Water on board
  • 2 nights’ accommodation

Safari Exclusions

  • Any purchases of personal kind
  • Any changes to the itinerary
  • International flights and visas
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