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1 Day Akagera Wildlife Safari

1 Day Akagera Wildlife Safari

2 days Akagera wildlife safari

Akagera national park is one of the three traditional national parks in Rwanda located in the Eastern part of the country bordering Tanzania. The Akagera is currently under the management of African parks which has indeed polished and done a great job to conserve the wildlife and natural endeavors of this amazing park. This park by far is the most sought destination for wildlife enthusiasts and bird watchers Despite lots of conflict between people and the wildlife in the park, the ultimate fence off surrounding the park has indeed greatly solved this problem and intending visitors are encouraged to not only visit the park for wildlife encounters but also the communities and benefit accordingly. Akagera national park stands as the only Rwanda national park that is home to several primates and mammals including Lions, Elephants, Giraffes, Hippos, Kobs, Zebras, Bushbucks, Waterbucks and most recently Black Rhinos have been introduced from South Africa, making Akagera national park officially a big 5 park like it was many years ago.

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This 1 day trip will give you a classic African safari outlook of Rwanda – the land of “a thousand Hills.” Akagera National Park is a mixture of Savannah and forested areas giving you an overview of Rwanda. On your trip look out for mostly the big mammals.The Lions, Elephants, Rhino and many more during your game drive with our Professional Driver Guides.

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Rwanda gorilla permits cost $1500 and Uganda gorilla permits cost $600. These have to be acquired months before your trip to be assured of viewing the mountain gorillas. Read more about booking gorilla permits.

1 Day Akagera national park safari

This 1 Day Akagera Wildlife Safari or Akagera game dirve safari gives you a classic wildlife safari view and experience of Rwanda’s untamed game in the land of “a Thousand Hills.” Akagera National park is just 2 and half Horus drive away from Rwanda’s Capital city Kigali. The park is one of the three parks in Rwanda where you can find wildlife and most especially the most sought after animals like the Lions, elephants, buffalos and so much more.

Akagera National Park is a mixture of Savannah and forested areas giving you varied sights of Rwanda and the park is also home to numerous bird species in the several habitats which include woodland, swamps.

You will have your lunch within the designated picnic areas in the park and later return to Kigali.


Number of People 1 2 3 4 5 6
Price Per Person 420$ 290$ 195$ 160$ 145$ 145$

Full Day Akagera National Park Itinerary:


Day 1: Transfer to Akagera, Go for a Game Drive and Transfer back to Kigali.

On an early morning after enjoying the breakfast, the 1 Day Akagera wildlife safari starts with a transfer from Kigali at about 5 am towards Akagera national park, located about 2.5 hours away from Kigali. Akagera national park is majorly a Savannah park with Elephants, Zebras, Giraffes, Buffaloes, and recently introduced Lions. We shall take a game drive in search of these mammals. The game drive can last about 4 hours depending on the animal sightings and interest.

Have lunch at Akagera game lodge or a picnic lunch in case you packed before your last game drive on your way out of the park arriving in Kigali later that evening. This marks the end of your 1 Day Akagera Wildlife Safari with Amazing Gorilla Safaris


  • Ground transport per 4WD
  • Bottled water
  • Park entrance fees
  • Game drive
  • Service of an English-speaking driver guide
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones


  • Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • Tips to porters and driver/ guide
  • Insurance