2 DAYS EXPLORING WONDERS OF AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK.
Akagera National Park is located along the eastern border of Rwanda, where the typically hilly countryside gives way to the savannas of the Great Rift Valley. Dominated by lakes, swamps and marshland, the area boasts a huge compliment of nature and wildlife that cannot be found elsewhere in the country. It is a unique habitat and home to big game , birds, reptiles and many aquatic animals and plant species.
Day 1: Pick-up from hotel in Kigali, Rwanda and transfer to Akagera National Park. Short southern Lake Circuit Game drive
Our professional, Love Rwanda Safaris guide will Meet & greet you at your hotel in the morning and brief you on your trip. Drive to Akagera National Park passing through Rwanda’s phenomenal landscapes and living lifestyles. You have an option of stopovers for stretch and visiting some craft markets. Check in at the hotel in good time for lunch. In the afternoon continue on with a southern game drive alongside the Lake shore circuit searching for wild animals.
Plenty of animals can be seen, including elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, hippos, crocodiles and also many other mammal species. Known as one of the most scenic savannahs in East Africa, the game drive in Akagera provides you with the opportunity to also view gentle hills blending beautifully with lowland swamps and water bodies.
On this day (depending on time available), we offer you a choice of value-added activities from the following:
Evening walks around the hotel where you can see various bird species. Participate in day-to-day local pastoral lifestyle. Presentation on the ecology of the Akagera ecosystem and the conservation efforts, including the coexistent dynamics between the local people and wildlife .
Overnight at your chosen hotel/ lodge.
Day 2: Northern Circuit Game drive and transfer to Kigali
Check out from your hotel Early morning then start a game drive starts with a spectacular sunrise and early morning bird songs. You will enjoy the beautiful scenery and landscape through the northern circuit where you are likely to spot hippos, antelopes, buffaloes and even more wildlife than on the lake shore circuit.
After your game drive at around 3pm then drive back to Kigali and drop off at your hotel or Airport.
- Bottled water, Snacks
- Full time mileage
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Day 1: <strong>Arrival and Transfer to Akagera</strong>
On arrival at the Airport, you meet with your safari guide who will drive you to Akagera National Park East of Rwanda bordering Tanzania. We will then take a game drive in the park. Dinner and overnight at Akagera Game Lodge or similar.
After breakfast, go for a morning game drive, you may have the opportunity to view elephants, Maasai giraffe, gazelles, impala, buffalos, lions, baboons, zebra, topi, bush baby, leopard, and bushbuck. Return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon go for a canoe ride on Lake Ihema and have a glance at a large number of hippos, crocodiles, and birdlife with over 525 species identified including the rare Shoebill stock, herons, papyrus gonolek, ibis, sandpipers, and jacanas.
Dinner and overnight at Akagera Game lodge
Today after Breakfast, we will enjoy an early morning game drive, have lunch at the lodge and later return to Kigali for your evening flight.