WILDLIFE SAFARIS RWANDA

Rwanda Wildlife Experience

Rwanda is home to a diversity of species including mountain gorilla, chimpanzee, golden monkey, hippo, giraffe, zebra, leopard, crocodile and more than 600 species of birds. Ten percent of Rwanda is designated as Important Birding Areas. Plains and lakes dominate the eastern borders while Rwanda’s western mountains are draped in forest. This mosaic of montane ecosystems in Volcanoes National Park—bamboo and woodland forest, heath and swamp—is where the mountain gorilla lives, along with 12 other species of primates. Ten habituated gorilla groups are open to tourist visits, with a maximum of 8 visitors to each group for a one-hour period per day.

Wildlife in Akagera

Back in 2015 seven lions were reintroduced to Akagera National Park, Rwanda from South Africa. Over the last three years, 15 cubs were born and the park has actually a population of 22 lions. In 2017 Eighteen endangered Eastern black rhinoceroses were successfully translocated and released into Akagera National Park in Rwanda from South Africa, by the Goverment of Rwanda and Non-profit organization, African Parks.

Nearly 200 of Rwanda’s bird species are also found within the park including 29 endemics, as well as giant forest hog, warthog, bush pig, forest elephant, buffalo, bushbuck, waterbuck, black-fronted duiker, spotted hyena, civet, genet, mongoose and tree hyrax.

Best Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tours

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8-Days Visit Rwanda Safari

8-Day Rwanda Highlights You’ll be collected from the airport (or hotel). Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.   Day 1-2: […]
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5-Days Tour to Nyungwe National Park

5-Day Tour to Nyungwe National Park Introduction Welcome to the “land of a thousand hills”. Rwanda is an excellent place to get experience, East Africa. Come […]
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3-Day Nyungwe Primates Tracking Tour

Nyungwe Primates Tracking Tour This 3 days Primate Tracking tour in Nyungwe National Park is the best for the people interested in Chimpanzee Tracking, Birdwatching and […]
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3 Days Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda

Do you want to see the mountain gorillas, but you don’t have much time? We pick you up from Kigali and drive you to Volcanoes NP […]
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3 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda The 12 days Uganda Rwanda combined safari starts in Kigali Capital and ends in Kigali, the Capital city of Uganda. Offers great […]
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2 Days Akagera National Park Wildlife Safari

Driving in a 4X4 safari jeep with a pop-up roof for easy viewing, you shall explore the open plains, bushes, and woodlands to see a variety […]
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2 Days in Akagera National Park

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, […]

Accommodations in Akagera

For the expensive adventure, you can try out Ruzizi Tented Lodge and the park has got the best accommodation and as the name says it all, you will sleep in the safari tents and these are so stylish and are situated in a stunning setting on the lakes in the park.

Overlooking Ihema Crater Lake, Akagera Game lodge is the true definition of paradise within the vast open savannah. About 60 self contained rooms are found here, all crafted with a unique design and style and comfort being on the top list you will find here. in addition, there are camping sites in Akagera National Park

Accommodations in Volcanoes National Park

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Camping in Akagera Park

This means sleeping in the park with completely nothing between you and the animals but just a thin sheet of super nylon and this is an […]
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Ruzizi Tented Lodge

Ruzizi Tented Lodge has nine tents spaced widely apart on either side of a thatched reception and dining area, set back from the lakeshore and hidden […]
August 7, 2019
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Akagera Game Lodge

Akagera Game Lodge stands on a hill at the southern tip of the Akagera National Park elevated above the Savannah with panoramic views of Lake Ihema […]

Where to Go for a Game Drive?

Akagera National Park Located in northeastern Rwanda along the country’s border with Tanzania, the park was founded in 1934. From Kigali to akagera is 2½ hours drive and a 4WD with high clearance is essential for driving inside the park. A vast network of dirt roads are there to explore on your own or with a guide.

There are no domestic flights to Akagera, but Akagera Aviation offers charter helicopter transfers to anywhere in the country. The flight from Kigali to Akagera NP takes 22 minutes.

Getting Visa to Rwanda

Visit the Rwanda Directorate general of Immigration and Emigration : https://www.migration.gov.rw/index.php?id=28 which takes you to a visa application form which picks your personal information.

Depending on your travel plans, choose the best visa choice available;
– Single entry visa – allows entry in Rwanda alone for 30 days – 50 USD
– Transit Visa for 3 days – only you in the country for only 3 days – 50USD
– East African Tourists Visa – Allows you to cross to all East African countries including Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda – 100 USD

The supporting document to attach is your tour Itinerary if traveling to visit rwanda, Invitation letter, other document with respect to your travel intentions or your flight details in PDF format. You MUST ATTACH documentation at this stage or the visa request will not be processed.

How Much is the entrance?

The Entrance Fees and Costs

In case you are planning to have a safari in Akagera, below is what you need to know about the park fees and prices. The park entrance fees are $50 per day per person. The guides both freelance and park guides for the self-drive game drives charge $25 for a half day safari game drive and $ 40 for the full day game drives. It’s also advisable to get a guide while carrying out a game drive since they are always knowledgeable of where the animals are.

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