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2 Day Akagera Safari – Rwanda Wildlife Safari To Akagera National Park

2 Days Akagera Safari in Rwanda Wildlife Safari in Akagera National Park – Overview

2 Days Akagera Safari in Rwanda Wildlife Safari in Akagera National Park is a perfect short two days Rwanda wildlife safari, taking you for a rewarding wildlife viewing trip in Akagera Park – Rwanda’s biggest and only savanna park.

Akagera is one of Africa’s oldest national parks, first established in 1934. The scenic park covers about 1122km² of diverse habitats, including several sparkling, forest-lined lakes, and Central Africa’s largest protected wetland. Its diversity of wildlife includes all of Africa’s “big five” and almost 500 bird species!

During this 2 day Akagera safari in Rwanda, you will do game drives in a 4X4 safari vehicle with a pop-up roof for easy viewing. You’ll explore the open plains, bushes, and woodlands to see a variety of animals, such as Black rhinos, Lions, African Elephants, Cape Buffaloes, Burchell’s Zebras, Masai Giraffes, Common Warthogs, Common elands, Topi, Roan Antelopes, Leopard, Bushbuck, Defassa waterbucks, Impala, Olive baboons, Black-faced Vervet monkeys, etc…

You’ll also enjoy a relaxing boat cruise on the park’s largest lake, Lake Ihema to see many hippos, large crocodiles, and a variety of water birds.

You can book or customize this perfect value for money 2 days wildlife safari in Rwanda in Akagera National Park to your interests 

2 Days Akagera Safari in Rwanda Wildlife Safari in Akagera National Park – Prime Safari Activities

  • Day Game drives
  • Boat cruise Lake Ihema
  • Driving through Rwanda’s beautiful countryside
  • Optional night game drive

2 Days Akagera Safari in Rwanda Wildlife Safari in Akagera National Park – Featured Safari Destinations

Day 1: Akagera National Park

Day 2: Kigali – Depart

2 Days Akagera Safari in Rwanda Wildlife Safari in Akagera National Park – Highlights

Day 1: Transfer to Akagera National Park for a game drive & boat cruise.

Day 2: Enjoy a full safari game drive in Akagera & transfer back to Kigali city.

2 Days Akagera Safari in Rwanda Wildlife Safari in Akagera National Park – Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Akagera NP for A Game Drive & Boat Cruise.

Your 2 day Akagera safari in Rwanda begins at 7 am. Your tour driver guide shall pick you up from your place of stay in Kigali and take you on a very scenic 2½-hour drive east to Akagera National Park. Along the way, you will see plenty of local life with vegetable and fruit markets lining the road, to be replaced by banana plantations as you leave the city behind.

Before checking into your accommodation, you will take a short game drive to spot some animals and take the breathtaking scenery. The southern part of Akagera is the arrival point and offers you your first game drive. Expect to encounter some Zebra, Giraffe, Impala, Reedbuck, Baboons, Vervet Monkeys, etc.

However, the most exciting prospect in the south of Akagera is the Rhino! The rhinos live in this part of the park which is their natural habitat, so if you are lucky you may see them. After the game drive, continue to your lodge for lunch and relaxation.

In the afternoon, go for a leisurely boat ride on Lake Ihema, watching for the many hippos and crocodiles. Spot more wildlife such as elephants and buffaloes, as they gather at the lakeshore to drink.  Also observe plenty of waterbirds such as Shoebills, herons, fish eagles, kingfishers, and jacanas. Retire for dinner, and overnight.

The highlight of the Day: – A relaxing boat cruise on Lake Ihema


Luxury: – Ruzizi Tented Lodge/Magashi Camp

Midrange: – Akagera Game Lodge

Budget: – Dereva Hotel

Meal Plan: – Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approx.  135km/2 ½ hours

Activities & Services:-

  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Transfer to Akagera

Optional Activity: – Night game drive

Day 2: Enjoy A Full Safari Game Drive in Akagera & Transfer Back To Kigali City

Enjoy an early breakfast at 6 am, and then, set off for the full 6-hour safari game drive in Akagera Savannah as the sun comes up.

This is the best time of the day to see predators and the sunrise over the Savannah is an unforgettable sight. Drive from south to the north towards the beautiful Kilala plain in search of the Big Five. Recent conservation efforts re-introduced both the endangered black rhino and lions to the area. Today, young ones can be spotted alongside their mothers in the striking landscape.

Be on the lookout for hippos, crocodiles, zebra, warthogs, baboons, giraffes, topi, impala, and more on the large open plains. Have your camera at the ready but remember to stop and take at the moment too.

After the game drive, enjoy your packed picnic lunch. Then exit the park and travel back to Kigali to mark the end of this 2 days Akagera safari in Rwanda.

The highlight of the Day: – Full game drive in Akagera National Park

Meal Plan: – Breakfast & Lunch

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx.  135km/2 ½ hours

Activities & Services:-

  • Game drive in Akagera
  • Transfer to Akagera
  • Drop off at the airport

End of the 2 Days Akagera Wildlife Safari in Rwanda Akagera National Park

Safari Inclusions

  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari

Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides, and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages/drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kigali (Arranged on request)

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