3 Days Wildlife Safari in Rwanda to Akagera National Park

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Overview of the 3 Days Wildlife Safari in Rwanda to Akagera National Park

The 3 Days Wildlife Safari in Rwanda to Akagera National Park is one of the short Rwanda Safaris aimed at exploring the extensive wild game in Rwanda’s only savannah protected area – Akagera National Park and historical tour to Gisozi genocide memorial. Akagera National Park lies in the North East of Rwanda supporting a myriad of wild game including lions, Masaai Giraffe, Roan Antelope, the Topis, Leopards, Kobs and the Impala among other species.  Its extensive wetland dotted with a range of lakes including Ihema, Rwanyakizinga, Mihindi, Gishanju and Shakani feature impressive aquatic species like fish, Nile crocodiles and Hippos.

Safari Highlight of the 3 Days Wildlife Safari in Rwanda to Akagera National Park

Day 1 of the 3 Days Wildlife Safari in Rwanda to Akagera National Park: Transfer to Akagera National Park upon arrival in Rwanda

Day 2 of the 3 Days Wildlife Safari in Rwanda to Akagera National Park: Undertake a game drive in the morning &   boat cruise in the afternoon on Lake Ihema

Day 3 of the 3 Days Wildlife Safari in Rwanda to Akagera National Park:  Drive back to Kigali, explore Gisozi genocide memorial & depart in the evening

Detailed Safari Itinerary of the 3 Days Wildlife Safari in Rwanda to Akagera National Park

Day 1 of the 3 Days Wildlife Safari in Rwanda to Akagera National Park: Transfer to Akagera National Park upon arrival in Rwanda

Embark on the drive to Akagera National Park following your arrival at Kigali International Airport – the main gateway to the land of a thousand hills. You can opt to freshen up at one of the hotels in Kigali before you proceed on 135km about 2 ½ hours’ drive to Akagera National Park to the east of Rwanda close to the Tanzanian border. The drive is scenic and offers views of the countryside including the local settlements in Rwamagana. Settle for a sundowner at the lodge, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Ruzizi Tented Lodge

Midrange / Standard:  Akagera Game Lodge

Budget / Basic:  Dereva Hotel

Wild Camping

 Day 2 of the 3 Days Wildlife Safari in Rwanda to Akagera National Park: Undertake a game drive in the morning & boat cruise in the afternoon on Lake Ihema

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The game drive in Akagera National Park commences at 7am after breakfast exploring the rich savannah landscapes dotted with a myriad of wild game including four of the big five namely; leopards, lions, elephants and Buffaloes, Antelopes like Elands, Roan antelope, Topis, defassa water bucks, reedbuck among others, Maasai Giraffe and Burchell’s Zebra. The game drive lasts 3 – 4 hours after which you settle at the lodge for relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon, a boat ride on Lake Ihema awaits to enable you explore the largest protected wetland system in the whole of Central Africa. The system features a myriad of lakes including Lake Ihema where the boat trip is conducted, Lake Shakani known for sport fishing, Lake Gishanju, Lake Rwanyakizinga, Lake Mihindi and the famous River Akagera from which the park is named. The boat ride offers possibilities of exploring Hippos, Nile crocodiles and numerous bird species including gonoleks and shoebill stork. Retire for overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Ruzizi Tented Lodge

Midrange / Standard:  Akagera Game Lodge

Budget / Basic:  Dereva Hotel

Wild Camping

Day 3 of the 3 Days Wildlife Safari in Rwanda to Akagera National Park:  Drive back to Kigali, explore Gisozi genocide memorial & depart in the evening

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Following breakfast at the lodge, you embark on the drive back to Kigali 135km around 2 ½ hours’ drive enjoying the en route beautiful landscapes. After arriving in Kigali, you tour the genocide memorial at Gisozi to learn into the details of the Rwanda’s horrific event of 1994 where a count of 800, 000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus lost their lives.  You learn into the cause and effect of the genocide and pay tribute to the fallen people. From the genocide site, you proceed to Kigali International Airport to catch up with your flight back home.

End of the 3 Days Wildlife Safari in Rwanda to Akagera National Park