1 Day Akagera National Park Safari


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During this 1-day Akagera National Park safari, our Driver Guide will pick you up from your hotel or residence in Kigali for the 2-hour drive to the park. After registration at the park, you will go straight for the morning game drive. The game drive takes about hours. During this time expect to encounter Lions, Zebras, Elephants, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Leopards (if you are lucky) and Rhinos. You will then have a picnic lunch at the park and then head for the afternoon boat cruise at Lake Ihema.

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The safari includes

  1. A game drive Viewing
  2. Boat cruise at Lake Ihema
  3. Park entrance
  4. Transportation in an air-conditioned 4X4 vehicle with a pop-up roof
  5. A Full time English or French Speaking Guide if required
  6. Lunch and bottled drinking water throughout the safari
  7. Park entrance fees
  8. All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  9. Pickup and drop-off in Kigali
  10. Government taxes

The Safari Excludes

  1. Air tickets and Visa
  2. Tips for the Guides
  3. Alcoholic drinks and cigarettes
  4. Medical Insurance
  5. Accommodation the night before the safari and after the tour.
  • Pickup from Kigali and transfer to Akagera National Park – Game Drive – Afternoon boat ride – Transfer back to Kigali.

Tour Plan

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Day 1 Pickup from Kigali and transfer to Akagera National Park – Game Drive – Afternoon boat ride – Transfer back to Kigali.

The journey to Akagera from Kigali starts at 5 am and takes two and a half hours. Our driver guide will pick you up from your hotel or a specific location after taking your breakfast. There will be a briefing before you start the journey through amazing Rwanda countryside. Arrival time is 8h:00am. On reaching the park, you will register and then start a wonderful game drive viewing. This game drive will take you through vast Savannah plains, woodlands and lake shores to look for Zebras, Elephants, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Lions, black-tailed Mongoose, olive baboons, vervet monkeys, colobus monkeys and bush babies (evening). Expect to spend about 4 hours on the game. You will have picnic lunch or head to Akagera game lodge where most tourist have their lunch.

The afternoon boat cruise at Lake Ihema takes you to see hippos, crocodiles and countless water birds. Lake Ihema is the largest lake in the park and is found in the southern sector. The lake feeds several other water bodies within and outside the park. Lake Ihema covers an area equivalent to 90 square kilometers. The Eastern shores help define the border between Rwanda and Tanzania. As already noted, Lake Ihema is home to crocodiles, hippopotamus and several bird species – including lbis, herons, plovers, sandpipers, Hawks and others already mentioned. The boat ride takes about two hours. After the boat cruise, it is time to start the journey back to Kigali. You will reach the capital late in the evening.

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