The Wildness of Akagera National Park in 2 days
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, primates, birds, fish and many aquatic animal and plant species. Are you ready to hear the lions roar?
Day 1: Pick-up from hotel in Kigali and transfer to Akagera National Park + S southern Lake Circuit Game drive
Our professional, local guide will 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. Check in and after a quick rest at the hotel, continue on with a southern game drive alongside the Lake Ihema circuit.
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:
a boat ride on which you may view large schools of hippos, crocodiles and various bird species.
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.
Day 2: Northern Circuit Game drive and transfer to Kigali
Early morning game drive starts with a spectacular sunrise and early morning bird songs to the northern part of the park, later transfer back to Kigali.
when can I go?
Any day your traveler's heart desires!
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?
A professional guide and a safari vehicle (4x4), accommodation and meals as indicated, park entry fees
... AND EXCLUDED? :(
All items of personal expenditure such as tips, entry visas, telephone calls, laundry, gifts, airport taxes and all alcoholic drinks.
WHERE will we SLEEP?
These are our favorite options: Akagera Game Lodge (Bed and Breakfast), Rusizi Tented Camp (Full Board), Magashi (full Board basis)
WE GivE back to the community!
Through our corporate social responsibility, we give back 20% of our revenues to the community through direct funding of community-based projects
The charge per person ($50) for the Iby'Iwacu Cultural Village visit goes directly to the Local Community Trust Fund, which supports community projects to increase both incentives for conservation and linkages to community socio-economic development.
Rwanda Eco- Tours reserves the right to vary the safari services agreed with the client in the event of unforeseen circumstances. In such cases, alternative arrangements will be made without notice.
What to pack?
Camera & charger
Sun cream & more sun cream!
Rain jacket (just in case)
... & all your other essentials!