Akagera national park is a the only Savannah park in Rwanda and is home to several mammal species including Lions, Elephants, Giraffes, Hippos, Kobs, Zebras, Bushbucks, Waterbucks and most recently Black Rhinos have been introduced from South Africa, making Akagera national park officially a big 5 park like it was many years ago. It is also home to numerous bird species in several habitats which include woodland, swamps, lakes, and Savannah.
Day 1: Transfer to Akagera national park from Kigali
Today morning we leave for Akagera national park right after your breakfast, the driver guide will pick you up from your hotel where he will drop you at the end of the trip or to the airport depending on where you prefer.
The journey to Akagera national park takes about 2.5 hours depending on the stopovers along the way. With the beautiful landscaper en route to the park, feel free to ask the guide for stopovers to capture some photos. On arrival at the park, we shall proceed to our accommodation after a short game drive and check-in. We order lunch and later take a boat trip on Lake Ihema to watch Hippos and crocodiles in the water or by the shores.
Journey time – 2,5 hours
Meal plan – Lunch & Dinner
• Mid-range – Akagera game lodge
Day 2: Game drive in Akagera national park
We arise early and leave right after breakfast for a game drive in Akagera national park. We will be searching for big mammals like Elephants, Giraffes, Buffaloes, several Antelope species, and recently the re-introduced Lions and Rhinos. The park is a varied habitat for wildlife and a birder haven with over 500 bird species in the park.
You will leave the lodge with packed lunch for the game drive which will last about 6 hours depending on your interests before starting the journey back to Kigali. You will take the route along the lake which more often has a variety of animals.
Meal plan – Breakfast & Lunch