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2 Days Akagera National Park Wildlife Safari

2 Days Akagera National Park Wildlife Safari

2 days Akagera wildlife safari

Akagera National Park is a Rwandan safari destination blessed by nature’s beauty in abundance. Akagera located in eastern part of Rwanda bordering Tanzania, 2-hours drive from the capital– Kigali..

Akagera National Park was gazetted in 1934, and is 1,122km low altitude overflowing with stunning beauty and a magnet for travelers on tour into Rwanda.

Akagera is a purely open flat plain dominated by savanna grassland, bush and shrubs, montane and swamp vegetation. Akagera River in its senile state is a standout natural geographic feature that staggers into the Victoria basin further east, leaving behind a trail of beautiful scenic land features that travelers on tour of Rwanda find very captivating.

The Akagera River is a big factor in influencing weather patterns and the corresponding humankind social-economic activities. The varied difference in natural treasures from the rest of Rwanda; terrain, land-forms and land features, vegetation cover, the drainage system and others correspondingly influence the wildlife species and population densities resident in Akagera habitat. Akagera National Park is a destination of choice for travelers on tour into Rwanda in need of exploring nature and discovering the secrets of wilderness beyond rain-forests.

Tour Includes

  • Ground transport per 4WD
  • Bottled water
  • Full board accommodation – 1 night
  • Park entrance fees
  • Game drive
  • Boat trip
  • Service of an English-speaking driver guide
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones

Tour excludes

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

Safari Overview


The 2 days Akagera wildlife safari gives you the real experience of a game drive in Akagera national park, the only Savannah park where game drives are customized with the best safari game vehicles that we offer for this trip. The park hosts a number of big mammals with the most sought after being Lions, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Zebras, Elephants, and Hippos, which will provide for great photographic moments.

The park has now undergone rehabilitation and great slides have been made in conservation by engaging the community, the with re-introduction of Lions, you have numbers of the Big five increasing by the day. Book this tour with us today.


Game Viewing Safaris: Akagera has reputation as Rwanda tour destination with a large game range per area. Travelers on tour into Rwanda have opportunities of spotting a wide range of mammal species in averagely high population densities. Rwanda game viewing safari is very popular Rwanda travel, exploration and adventure activity.  The travelers on tour into Rwanda traverse the grasslands and easily spot the best on any African wilderness safari.

Large herds of elephants, giraffes and elands browse shrubs and shorter trees while buffaloes, rhinos, zebras, topis, water-bucks, impalas, hippos, warthogs and many antelope species keenly mow the plains making sure grass is short, palatable and of grazing levels. Predating carnivores are a major magnet for most travelers on wilderness safari into Rwanda. Observing pride of lions, leopards, hyenas, jackals and other smaller cats hunting live is very exciting to many travelers on tour of Rwanda and makes game viewing safaris into Rwanda very popular among-st travelers. Though Akagera National Park has smaller geographic area coverage in relation to other African game reserves, it is a Rwanda safari destination where travelers on tour of Rwanda easily spot all Big 5 African safari mammals.

2 Days Akagera trip Itinerary


Day 1: Transfer to Akagera National Park, Boat Ride

Your 2 days Akagera wildlife Safari starts with an early morning pick up by a tour guide from African Safari Journey from either your hotel or airport and embark on the trip to Akagera national park, Rwanda’s only wildlife national park. You will reach in time for lunch after which have an afternoon game drive with beautiful views of wildlife like lions, roan antelopes, giraffes, elephants, buffaloes, reedbuck and so much more. After about an hours rest, join the team to go for a boat ride on Lake Ihema and then later retire to your lodge.
Dinner and overnight stay at Ruzizi tented camp (luxury), Akagera Game lodge (Midrange)

Day 2: Game drive in Akagera national park & Transfer Back to Kigali

On this early morning after a chilly breakfast, we go for a game drive in Akagera national park. We will be searching for the big mammals like Elephants, Giraffes, Buffaloes, several Antelope species, and recently the re-introduced Lions and Rhinos. The park is a varied habitat for wildlife and a birders haven with over 500 bird species in the park. You will leave the lodge with packed lunch for the game drive which will last about 6 hours depending on your interests before starting the journey back to Kigali. You will take the route along the lake which more often has a variety of animals.
Meal plan: Breakfast & Lunch

Prices – 2020

Number of people 1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax
Price per person – Magashi 1966 1306 1321 1130 1228 1072
Price per person – Ruzizi Tented Lodge 1196 795 712 619 618 560
Price per person – Akagera Game Lodge 1075 685 597 509 503 451