• 1 Day
  • On Going
  • Min Age : 6+
Description

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.

Itinerary

Your safari adventure begins with an early morning pick-up from your accommodation in Kigali. Meet your knowledgeable guide who will accompany you throughout the day.

Arrive at the entrance of Akagera National Park, where you'll undergo a brief orientation and entry procedures. Begin your safari experience as you enter the park, ready to explore its wonders.

Embark on an exhilarating game drive through the park's vast savannahs, woodlands, and wetlands. Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of iconic African wildlife, including elephants, buffalo, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, and more. Marvel at the diverse birdlife that calls Akagera home, with over 500 species to be spotted. Pause at scenic viewpoints to capture breathtaking photographs and immerse yourself in the natural beauty surrounding you.

Take a break from your safari adventures and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch amidst the picturesque landscapes of Akagera. Savor a variety of freshly prepared dishes, showcasing local flavors and ingredients.

Resume your exploration of Akagera National Park with an afternoon game drive, continuing your quest for wildlife encounters. Traverse different habitats, from open plains to dense forests, in search of elusive species such as lions, leopards, hyenas, and more. Learn about the park's conservation efforts and the significance of preserving its unique ecosystem.

Take a morning boat cruise on Lake Ihema, the largest lake in Akagera National Park. Spot hippos, crocodiles, water birds, and other aquatic wildlife. Enjoy stunning views of the surrounding landscapes and wildlife-rich shores.

Bid farewell to the wonders of Akagera National Park as you embark on your journey back to Kigali. Reflect on the day's adventures and sightings, cherishing the memories made during your unforgettable safari experience.

Arrive back in Kigali, where you'll be dropped off at your accommodation or preferred location, concluding your one-day Akagera safari.

Faq

The best time to visit Akagera is during the dry season, from June to September, when wildlife congregates around water sources, making for optimal game viewing. However, the park is open year-round, and each season offers unique experiences.

Essential items to pack include lightweight clothing (long sleeves and pants for sun protection), comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, binoculars, camera with extra batteries, and any personal medications. It's also advisable to bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated during the tour.

It's recommended to consult with a healthcare professional regarding any necessary vaccinations or medications prior to travel. Additionally, ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance to cover any unexpected medical emergencies during your trip.

While some lodges and camps may offer Wi-Fi connectivity, cellular service may be limited or unavailable in certain areas of the park due to its remote location. It's advisable to inform family and friends of potential communication limitations beforehand.

Akagera National Park is home to a diverse array of wildlife, including elephants, buffalo, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, hippos, crocodiles, and various bird species. While sightings are never guaranteed, your experienced guide will endeavor to maximize wildlife encounters during the tour.

Yes, children are welcome to join the safari, but it's essential to consider the age and interests of the child when planning the trip. Some activities may have age restrictions or safety guidelines, so it's advisable to inquire with the tour operator beforehand.

In the event of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances that may affect the safety or enjoyment of the tour, the tour operator will provide guidance and alternative arrangements. It's important to remain flexible and cooperative in such situations to ensure a positive experience for all participants.

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