3 Days Akagera National Park

Akagera Road
  • 1 Day
  • On Going
  • Min Age : 6+

Embark on an unforgettable adventure into the heart of Akagera National Park, Rwanda’s premier safari destination. This one-day journey promises an immersive experience amidst breathtaking landscapes, diverse wildlife, and rich biodiversity. From exhilarating game drives to encounters with iconic African species, every moment of this safari will leave you spellbound. With expert guides leading the way, prepare for a day filled with excitement, wonder, and cherished memories.

Departure Time

6:00 AM: Departure from Kigali

Price Includes

Round-trip transportation  from Kigali to Akagera National Park.

Experienced safari guide for the duration of the tour.

Park entry fees and permits.

Morning and afternoon game drives in a safari vehicle. 

Picnic lunch amidst the park’s stunning landscapes.

Bottled water and refreshments during the safari.


Price Excludes
Personal expenses and souvenirs.
Tips and gratuities for guides and staff.
Additional activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
Travel insurance (recommended).

Any other items not explicitly mentioned as included.



What to Expect

Awe-Inspiring Wildlife Encounters: Prepare to be mesmerized by the rich diversity of wildlife that calls Akagera National Park home. From majestic elephants roaming the savannahs to graceful giraffes grazing amidst acacia trees, each sighting promises to be a thrilling experience.

Scenic Landscapes: Akagera’s varied terrain, comprising rolling hills, vast plains, and shimmering lakes, provides a stunning backdrop for your safari adventure. Be prepared to be captivated by the park’s natural beauty as you traverse through its different ecosystems.

Expert Guided Tours: Throughout the trip, you’ll be accompanied by experienced safari guides who possess an intimate knowledge of the park and its inhabitants. They’ll provide fascinating insights into the behavior, habitat, and conservation efforts of the wildlife you encounter.

Photographic Opportunities: From golden sunrises casting a warm glow over the landscape to close-up encounters with iconic African species, Akagera offers endless opportunities for capturing breathtaking photographs. Don’t forget to bring your camera to immortalize the moments you’ll cherish forever.

Immersive Cultural Experiences: Akagera is not only a haven for wildlife but also a place where you can learn about the rich cultural heritage of Rwanda. Engage with local communities, discover traditional practices, and gain insights into the interconnectedness between people and nature.

Adventure and Exploration: Whether you’re embarking on a game drive through the park’s wilderness or enjoying a leisurely picnic amidst scenic vistas, each moment of the trip promises adventure and exploration. Get ready to uncover the hidden treasures of Akagera at every turn.

Conservation Awareness: Akagera National Park is a testament to Rwanda’s commitment to conservation and biodiversity preservation. During your visit, you’ll learn about the park’s conservation initiatives, sustainable tourism practices, and the importance of protecting natural habitats for future generations.

Unforgettable Memories: From the thrill of spotting elusive predators to the tranquility of witnessing a herd of elephants bathing in a watering hole, your one-day Akagera safari promises to create memories that will last a lifetime. Prepare to be immersed in a world of wonder and adventure unlike any other.


Begin your journey from Kigali to Akagera National Park, located in the eastern part of Rwanda. Enjoy scenic views of the Rwandan countryside during the drive.

Check into your chosen accommodation within or near the park. Take some time to relax and freshen up before starting your adventure.

Enjoy a delicious lunch at your lodge or a nearby restaurant, sampling local Rwandan cuisine.

Embark on an exciting guided safari game drive through Akagera National Park. Explore the diverse landscapes of the park, including savannahs, woodlands, lakes, and wetlands. Keep an eye out for iconic African wildlife such as elephants, giraffes, zebras, buffaloes, antelopes, and predators like lions and leopards.

Return to your lodge in the evening, where you can relax and unwind. Enjoy dinner at the lodge and immerse yourself in the peaceful ambiance of the park.

Start your day with a hearty breakfast at your lodge, energizing yourself for the day's activities.

Head out for another thrilling safari game drive, exploring different areas of Akagera National Park. Continue your search for wildlife and marvel at the beauty of the park's landscapes as the sun rises.

Return to your lodge for lunch and some relaxation time. Take in the serene surroundings and perhaps spot some wildlife from the lodge's viewing areas.

Embark on a scenic boat cruise on Lake Ihema, the largest lake in Akagera National Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of the lake and its surroundings while spotting hippos, crocodiles, water birds, and other aquatic wildlife.

Return to your lodge in the evening and unwind after a day of adventure. Enjoy dinner at the lodge and perhaps share stories of the day's sightings with fellow travelers.

Enjoy your final breakfast at the lodge, savoring the last moments of your Akagera adventure.

Check out of your lodge and bid farewell to Akagera National Park. Begin your journey back to Kigali, soaking in the scenic views along the way.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, sampling Rwandan cuisine or international dishes.

We’ll meet at 4 p.m. at our hotel in Luzern (Lucerne) for a “Welcome to Switzerland” meeting. Then we’ll take a meandering evening walk through Switzerland’s most charming lakeside town, and get acquainted with one another over dinner together. Sleep in Luzern (2 nights). No bus. Walking: light.

Visit significant landmarks such as the Kigali Genocide Memorial, Kimironko Market, and other points of interest. Gain insights into Rwanda's history, culture, and urban development.

After the city tour, transfer to the airport for your departure flight, concluding your unforgettable Akagera and Kigali adventure.

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