The 3 Days Akagera Safari tour takes you to visit Akagera National Park that covers over 2500 sq.km of Savannah west of the Kagera River . In it is the Akagera River that is the natural border of Rwanda and Tanzania. The park is a habitat to a variety of savannah wildlife and over 525 avian species . Akagera has a natural diversity of Savannah, lakes, swamps, woodland, and open grassland. The lake harbors a herd of elephant and buffalo whereas the savannah usually attracts giraffe and zebra.
The park is home to lions, leopard, hyena and several species of antelopes that include the bushbucks and water bucks. Close to the lake are large pods of hippopotami as well as gloomy crocodiles sun bathing. The avian species comprise of the rare shoebill stork, the majestic eagles, the papyrus gonolek and a large meditation of water birds,
Day 1: Pick up from Kigali transfer to Akagera park
Day 2: Game drives : Boat rides
Day 3: Transfer back to Kigali.
3 Days Rwanda safari to Akagera National Park
Day 1: Kigali – Akagera – 120Km – 2 and 30 minutes drive
On arrival at Kigali airport in Rwanda, you will be welcomed by a tours representative from AA safaris and tours to start your 3 Days Akagera Safari – Rwanda Safari. Later transfer to Kigali which is the capital city of Rwanda for city tour. Take a tour to visit the Kigali Memorial Centre beautifully built where over 250,000 people are buried. The centre is an enduring monument to those who fell victims to the genocide and those who lost their beloved relatives. Have lunch and then proceed to Akagera National Park. Dinner and Overnight at:
Budget accommodation: Dereva Hotel.
Luxury accommodation: Akagera safari Lodge
Day 2: Game drive and boat ride along Akagera
Take a cup of tea and then go for an early morning game drive before the sunrise. The safari game drive in the Akagera park is taken early in order to find the early risers before they go back inside the bushes. The search or game safari will give you an opportunity to see animals like lions, zebras, elephants, giraffes, antelopes like the diminutive oribi, the handsome Chestnut Coated impala, the shy bushbuck, buffalo, a leopard, a warthog, and the spotted hyena. Return to the lodge for mid morning breakfast and lunch . Later , go for a boat ride on Lake Ihema . The boat ride will expose you to animals like the Hippos, crocodiles, the water birds and some animals on the shores that come along to take water. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge of your budget
Day 3: Back to Kigali
Take breakfast and then later transfer to Kigali . Visit the communities along the way and later transfer to the airport . If you missed the city tour in Kigali , you may use the time you have to take a city tour before you proceed to The airport for your next flight back home. End of your 3 days Akagera safari Rwanda
What to carry on a 3 days wildlife safari in Rwanda?
The trip offers limited hiking but also an opportunity to se wildlife and at the same time relax. Therefore these are some of the items that you need to carry whilst visiting Rwanda on this 3 days Akagera safari.
- sun glasses
- sun cream
- insect repellants
- Anti malaria tabs
- Swim suits