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2 days Akagera national park, The 2 days Akagera tour is a perfect short Rwanda wildlife safari designed for you to explore the complete list of the big 5 African game in Akagera National Park. This is Rwanda’s only savanna safari park sitting in an area of 1122sq.kms in Eastern Rwanda, about 2 and half hours’ drive from Kigali. Your game viewing trip begins and ends in Kigali capital city.

This wildlife safari package includes a game drive through the Northern section of Akagera National Park for you to see African elephants, lions, Masai giraffes, zebras, leopards, warthogs, roan antelopes, birds and a lot more. It also takes through a boat cruise via Lake Ihema for you to sight hippos, crocodiles and water birds with a chance to sight the shoebill storks.

Trip activities to do on 2 days Akagera tour

  • Game drive
  • Boat cruise/launch trip on Lake Ihema
  • Photography & touring
  • Bird sighting on a game drive or launch trip

Summary of the 2 days Akagera tour

Day 1: Travel from Kigali to Akagera National Park-boat cruise

Day 2: Morning game drive in Akagera and drive back to Kigali

Detailed itinerary of your 2 days Akagera tour

Day 1: Travel from Kigali to Akagera National Park-boat cruise

Rise up early to have breakfast and later, expect to begin your Rwanda safari trip to Akagera National Park in the eastern side of the country. In your 4×4 Rwanda safari van or land cruiser with pop-up, your trip will cover 2 and half hours’ drive with an en-route scenic view of the country’s unique landscape.

Lunch will be served to you on arrival at Rwanda safari lodge and at 2:00 pm, you have a boat cruise on Lake Ihema. This water sport can take you between 2 and 3 hours with a chance for you to see crocodiles basking on the lakeshore, hippos, water birds to mention but a few. Get back to your wildlife safari lodge to chill, dine and overnight stay.

Where to stay in Akagera National Park

  • Budget: Dereva Hotel
  • Mid-range: Akagera Game Lodge
  • Luxury: Ruzizi Tented Camp

Day 2: Morning game drive in Akagera and drive back to Kigali

Your second day of Rwanda safari in Akagera National Park involves you rising up for early morning breakfast. After, take part in a game drive in your 4×4 Rwanda tour van or land cruiser with pop-up, expecting to have an excellent view of African bush elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, lions, warthogs, Masai giraffes, leopards, birds, roan antelopes, zebras and a lot more.

Your game viewing experience can take you about 2 or 3 hours and after, get back for lunch and checking out of the lodge. Drive back to Kigali and this marks the end of your 2 days Akagera tour.

End of the 2 days Akagera tour

What to carry for the 2 days Akagera tour

  • Sun hut
  • Safari clothes
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Insect repellents
  • Light jacket
  • Valid visas
  • Valid passports

Safari Inclusions

  •  Airport transfers
  •  Bottled drinking water
  •  Travel in 4×4 safari vehicle
  •  Fulltime English-speaking driver
  •  All relevant government taxes
  •  Activities in the travel plan but not the optional ones
  •  Boat cruise
  •  Park entry fees

Safari Exclusions

  •  International Flight fares
  •  Personal insurance
  •  Tipping
  •  Telephone calls
  •  Additional/optional activities
  •  Hotel fees before and after the trip
  •  Laundry services
  •  Beverages of personal interest
  •  Visa fees
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