3 Day Best of Akagera National Park

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3 Day Best of Akagera National Park

This 3 day best of Akagera National Park safari gives you a chance to explore Rwanda’s only Savannah National Park. The Park homes the African Big five games, the lion, Leopard, African Elephants, Rhinos, and the Buffalo. This park has got numerous small lakes making it a unique habitat for several water-dwelling animals like Nile Crocodiles and Hippos. It’s a habitant for over 400 bird species including permanent water birds like the shoebill stork. You have a chance to participate in Fishing at Lake Shakani, and your catch during the fishing activity is surely entitled to you.

Safari Highlights.


Pick up from the airport and transfer to Akagera National Park

 Game drives and a Boat Ride on Lake Ihema.

 Morning Game drive in Kilala Plains and Transfer to Kigali

Detailed Itinerary – 3 Day Best of Akagera National Park


Day 1: Pick up from the airport and transfer to Akagera National Park

Our Guide Driver from Arcadia Safaris will pick you up from the Airport, welcome you into Rwanda the Land of 1000 hills, and give you a briefing about your 3 days in the magnificent small country and drive to the Eastern Side of the country. Have a stopover at The Kigali Genocide Memorial at Gisozi where 250,000 victims of the genocide were laid to rest. It was inaugurated to commemorate the dark past of Rwanda and how it shaped modern-day Rwanda. From here you will have in Kigali and then head out to your 2 hours’ drive to Akagera National Park in Eastern Rwanda on the Boundaries with Tanzania. You will reach the Park in the Evening, you may opt to have an evening drive or relax at the lodge as you prepare for the following day.

Destination: Akagera National Park

Accommodation options:

Luxury

Ruzizi Tented Camp or Similar

Mid-Range

Akagera Game Lodge or Similar

Budget

Akagera Rhino Lodge or Similar

  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 2: Game drives and a Boat Ride on Lake Ihema – 3 Day Best of Akagera National Park

After an early breakfast, you will meet your guide and start the game drive in the southern sector of the Park. Different animals can be spotted during this game drive for example the Maasai giraffes, Eastern Black Rhinos, Buffaloes, Elephants, Zebras, antelopes, waterbucks, and many more, different birds can also be spotted during this game. Drive back to your lodge for lunch as you prepare for a boat ride on Lake Ihema

After lunch, you will drive to Lake Ihema for a boat ride. This is the largest Lake in the Park and the second largest in the country. it homes animals like Hippos, Nile Crocodiles, and many water birds including the rare shoebill stork.

After the boat cruise on Lake Ihema, you will drive to Lake Shakani for Sportfishing and a magical sunset view over the lake. Transfer back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Destination: Akagera National Park

Accommodation options:

Luxury

Ruzizi Tented Camp or Similar

Mid-Range

Akagera Game Lodge or Similar

Budget

Akagera Rhino Lodge or Similar

  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 3: Morning Game in Kilala Plains and Transfer to Kigali

Wake up very early in the morning for breakfast, and then check out of your lodge, you will drive to the Northern Sector of the Park for a long game drive in the Kilala Plains. It is a vast flat savannah plain with lots of animals. It is a favorite hunting ground for predators like lions, leopards, hyenas, the Chance of spotting them in vast plains is high, and after the game drive you will have a picnic lunch within the park before you exit the Park for Kigali city to end the safari. This marks the end of our  3 Day Best of Akagera National Park safari.

Thank you for choosing Arcadia Safaris and we hope to see you (or any referral) when next, you visit!!!.

 

Destination: Kigali City (Airport)

Accommodation Option: No (End of tour)

  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Round Trip Airport Transfers (pick up and drop off)
  • Private transportation in a 4×4 Safari Cars
  • Meals specified on a Full Board basis
  • Accommodation with ensuite facility
  • Applicable Park entrance & activities Fees
  • English speaking professional Driver-Guide
  • All hotel/lodge pickups and drop off
  • All Taxes
  • Bottled drinking water and Fruits while on safari
  • Activities as stipulated in the itinerary (except those stated as “optional”

 

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Flight Fares (unless requested)
  • Country entry Visa
  • Personal/Travel insurance
  • Telephone charges
  • Laundry
  • Bar bills and all other kinds of drinks except water
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Souvenirs, gifts and Tips
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Covid-19 and other related tests and vaccinations

 

RATES PER PERSON: (Tour rates/prices are per person and exclude international flight from/to your home country).