2 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari to Akagera National Park

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Overview of the 2 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari to Akagera National Park

The 2 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari to Akagera National Park is a short but purely a wildlife viewing holiday to the only savannah protected habitat in destination Rwanda. Akagera National Park unlike most parts of Rwanda features a low lying savannah landscape suitable for grazing and the survival of predators along with aquatics that thrive in the range of lakes that mark the wetland system within the park.  The Safari feature extensive wild game viewing with possible sights of four of the big five namely; lions, Buffaloes, Lions and Elephants, a range of antelopes like Topis, Elands, Impala among others, Burchell’s Zebra, Maasai Giraffes among other species, boat trip on Lake Ihema with possible sights of Nile crocodiles and Hippos, bird viewing with possibilities of exploring the Red faced barbet and the vulnerable shoebill stork and eventually sightseeing encounters of Rwandan countryside.

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Safari Highlight of the 2 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari to Akagera National Park

Day 1 of the 2 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari to Akagera National Park: Drive to Akagera National Park & undertake a boat cruise in the afternoon on Lake Ihema

Day 2 of the 2 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari to Akagera National Park: Undertake a game drive in Akagera & transfer back to Kigali

Detailed Itinerary of the 2 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari to Akagera National Park

Day 1 of the 2 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari to Akagera National Park: Drive to Akagera National Park & undertake a boat cruise in the afternoon on Lake Ihema

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You settle for breakfast at your place of stay in Kigali (own arrangement) after which you team up with your driver guide to transfer to Akagera National Park 135km around 2 ½ drive traversing the impressive countryside of Rwanda to the east which is relatively less hilly as it adjoins the Plains of western Tanzania. The en route areas of Rwamagana offer possibilities of viewing the beautiful inyambo cows – the long horned cattle of Rwanda. Upon arriving in Akagera, you settle for lunch at the lodge after which you take on a boat trip on Lake Ihema – the second largest on Rwanda after Lake Kivu. The cruise is very romantic and recreational with possible sights of aquatics like Nile crocodiles; Hippos and bird species like shoebill and papyrus gonolek. After the activity, you retire for a sundowner at the lodge, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Ruzizi Tented Lodge
Midrange / Standard: Akagera Game Lodge
Budget / Basic: Dereva Hotel
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Day 2 of the 2 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari to Akagera National Park: Undertake a game drive in Akagera & transfer back to Kigali

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Settle for an early breakfast at the lodge and set off for the game drive at 7am driving to the interior of the park for extensive wild game viewing. The park is a rich habitat for savannah game as it stands as the only savannah habitat in the country and the during the game drive encounter, possible sights of lions, elephants, Buffaloes, leopard, Maasai Giraffe, Topis, Roan antelope, Water bucks, Eland, Reedbuck, Impala among other species. The drive also offers the beautiful scenic view of the extensive wetlands system, hilly landscape of Mutumba and the overlooking Tanzanian plains. Retreat from the 3 – 4 hour activity and drive back to Kigali.

End of the 2 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari to Akagera National Park

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