3 Days of Akagera National Park Safari

Tour Plan

Start/End: Kigali

Status: Private Tour, departs on any day, open all year round

Vehicle used: : 4/4 Land Cruiser

Accommodations: Tented Camp/Lodges

Akagera – 2 Night

Activities: Game viewing, photography, nature walk, sightseeing & birding


Day 1: Kigali - Transfer to Akagera National Park, Approx. 3 hours

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked by our safari guide and leave for Akagera national park. The journey to Akagera takes about 2.30 - 3 hours depending on the stopovers along the way. Enjoy beautiful unwinding landscape en route to the park, feel free to ask the guide for stopovers to capture some photos. Another game drive is after lunch.

Overnight: Akagera Game Lodge/Ruzizi Tented Lodge

Meals: Lunch & Dinner


Day 2: Akagera - Full day game drive

Have early breakfast then leave for an early morning game drive to catch up with late hunters and early risers. We will be searching for the big mammals like Elephants, Giraffes, Buffaloes, several Antelope species, and recently the re-introduced Lions and Rhinos. The park is a habitat for wildlife and a number of bird species. You will have a picnic lunch. later head for a boat trip on Lake Ihema to watch Hippos and crocodiles in the water or by the shores and meet the buffaloes and elephants wallowing by the water banks Later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Overnight: Akagera Game Lodge/Ruzizi Tented Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 3: Akagera - Transfer back to Kigali. Travel time, approx. 3 hours

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Kigali. You will arrive in time for lunch and later visit Kigali genocide memorial ground were over 25000 bodies of victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide were buried. This place acts as a museum and an educational center. There is a lot to see and learn about Rwandan history. Later be dropped off at your hotel/airport.

Meals : Breakfast & Lunch

  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Kigali tour
  • Entry fees to Akagera and Kigali Genocide Museum
  • 1 Soda is served for free during meals
  • Services of English speaking driver/guide
  • 1-liter bottle of mineral water per day per person during safari
  • A boat trip on Lake Ihema
  • Lunch on the last day in Kigali
  • International flights from home and back
  • Tips & porterage
  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Other personal items
  • Optional Activities: Balloon ride ($450 per person), Maasai Village visit and any other activity not in the tour description above
Rates depend on:
  • Number of people traveling
  • Date or month (hotels have different rates throughout the year)
  • Any other special request i.e. children and their ages

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