3 Days Akagera National Park

3 Days Akagera National Park Wildlife Safari

Overview: 3 Days Akagera National Park Safari

A 3 Days Akagera National Park wildlife safari offers best wildlife viewing in Rwanda’s only savannah park with a 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 Rwanda

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 draw card 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 wildlife safari to Akagera National Park, 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 on 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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Contents

Highlights: 3 Days 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.

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 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

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 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 Tour

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Your Safari Route – 3 Days Safari Akagera Park Rwanda

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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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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