3 Days Akagera National Park Wildlife Safari

3 Days 2 Nights
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Akagera national park is situated in eastern Rwanda and occupies 2500 sq km of mainly Savannah land. The park is named after the Kagera River that flows along the Tanzania border. The river flows into Lake Ihema and other smaller lakes in and near the park. The park conserves an African Savannah landscape of open grassland and a dozen swampy lakes covered by acacia and shrubs. It has dramatic levels of biodiversity and forms an expansive protected wetland. The park is the only Savannah national park in Rwanda and offers the best experience with large mammals while on safari. Akagera national park is habitat to a variety of wildlife species like the African elephants, Cape buffalos, Rothschild’s giraffe, zebras, leopards, hyenas, lions, Topis, roan antelope and duiker, Oribis, water-buck, klipspringer, impala, and Cape eland, as well as schools of hippos and Nile crocodiles basking in the sun along the shores lake Ihema. And primate species like Vervet monkeys, olive baboons, blue monkeys, and bush babies. Akagera national park is home to over 500 bird species such as the remarkable shoebill, African Wattled Plover, Giant Kingfisher, papyrus Gonolek, African Openbill stock, Grey Crowned Crane, Senegal Lapwings, Squacco Herons, African Darter, Long-toed and Water Thick-knee, Hamerkop, Sacred and Hadada Ibis, Augur Buzzard, Long-crested Eagle, fish eagles, Cattle Egret, Fan-tailed Widowbird and Caruthers Cisticola and Pied Crow, Black-headed and Viellot’s Black Weavers, Grey-backed Fiscals among others. On this safari, we shall have a boat cruise along Lake Ihema, the game drives in the park, and a nature walk around the park. The park is 2 hours drive east of Kigali city. This safari is available throughout the year and starts and ends in Kigali.

3 Days Akagera National Park Wildlife Safari Highlights;

  • Game Drive in Akagera National Park
  • Boat cruise on Lake Ihema in Akagera National Park
  • Whole Day in Akagera National Park
  • Visit Genocide Memorial in Kigali city

Park Entrance Fees

All Accommodation

All Meals

All Transportation

Airport Transfers

English Speaking Safari Guide

Bottled Water

Tourist Visa

International and internal flights

Personal needs like beverages, gratitudes

Optional Activities



Day 1: Transfer to Akagera National Park.

Our safari guide shall meet up with you for a briefing of the Akagera National Park and drive. You will proceed with a 2-hour drive to the park to catch up with a morning game drive and a boat ride on Lake Ihema.
Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Ruzizi Tented Camp or Equivalent


Day 2: Whole Day in Akagera National Park

You will need to be awake very early by 6:00 am, get breakfast at 6:30 am, grab your packed lunch and bottled water in the car, drive north of the park for an exciting day of great wildlife. Elephants, Buffaloes, and Waterbucks, Topis are a must-see as you drive via the famous Mutumba hill overlooking the Northern section of the park where we have a great concentration of wildlife. The northern section of the park is filled with great acacia trees also comprising of the Wooden and Open savannah grasslands. After the 3 hour drive, we shall yet have a great variety of wildlife including the 11 – species of antelopes like the cape elands, roan antelopes, reedbucks, oribis, common dikers, sitatungas, impalas among others.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Ruzizi Tented Camp or Equivalent


Day 3: Travel Back to Kigali.

Wake up for your early morning breakfast at around 6:30 am, check out and start yet another exciting game drive by exactly 7:00 am. Expect to increase your game count and view lots of other fascinating features that make Akagera National Park. After the game drive, we proceed to Kigali or your preferred drop-off point.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

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