4 days Akagera national park with community cultural experience
4 days Akagera national park with community cultural experience : Take on a 4 days Akagera national park in Rwanda for a Rwanda tour giving you an opportunity to visit the wildlife park of Rwanda and further explore the community culture staying and living around the Akagera national park.
The Akagera national park is a home to the big 5 animals and you will be able to see these on this Rwanda safari and more animals that are smaller yet exciting. Get to drive along the giraffes and the antelopes that are a common sighting in the park. Cruise on the Lake Ihema for a chance to spot the water life of Akagera national park.
- Day 1: Leave Kigali for Akagera national park
- Day 2: Day game drive and afternoon boat trip
- Day 3: Community tour and evening game drive
- Day 4: Transfer back to Kigali
Day 1: Leave Kigali for Akagera national park
Right after receiving your test results back and you are ready to start your safari, your driver guide will be waiting to pick you up from your hotel in Kigali and provide a simple briefing. After the briefing, you will gather your belongings and head out to the south of Rwanda.
You will have your first stopover at the Kigali Genocide memorial grounds for an insight on the 1994 Rwanda genocide and after connect to the Kimironko market. You will have lunch and connect further to the Akagera national park. You will arrive in time for check in at your hotel and settle in as you wait for dinner to be served.
You will have dinner and spend a night in Akagera national park
Hotel options in Akagera national park
- Akagera Game lodge for budget
- Karenge Bush camp for midrange
- Rusizi tented camp for luxury
Day 2: Day Game drive and evening boat ride
Wake up ready for this exciting day. You will have breakfast and after head out to the savannah plains for a game drive. You will enjoy about 4 hours with the wildlife of the Akagera national park. You will see the giraffes, lions, rhinos, buffaloes, leopards, and other wildlife like the impalas. After your game drive, you will return to your lodge to let the sun cool down and have lunch at the lodge.
After lunch, you will connect to the Lake Ihema for an afternoon boat trip for a chance to see the water life of Akagera national park and the birds. This Lake Ihema boat trip is a great chance to do some birding and watch the hippos wallowing in the waters and also see the crocodiles.
You will end your Lake Ihema boat trip with a sunset view before you head back to your hotel for dinner and another night stay.
Day 3: Community tour and evening game drive
Wake up on a more leisurely note for breakfast at the hotel. You will check out of the hotel and head to the community for an experience with the local community that stays around the park. You will spend some quality time in the community sharing lifestyles and after connect to Kigali for lunch.
Right after lunch, you will drive back to Akagera national park for an evening game drive. This evening game drive gives you a chance to catch a sight of the nocturnal animals that you may have missed on the morning game drive. Ensure to carry along your night vision binoculars that will give a better view in the dark. Return to your accommodation in time for dinner to be served. You will spend your third night in the Akagera national park.
Day 4: Transfer back to Kigali
This is the last day of your safari. You will wake up ready to end your trip. Have breakfast at your hotel and check out of your hotel headed for Kigali. You may take on some time to pass by the Kigali Genocide memorial in case you have time and didn’t do this on the first day. Connect further to Kigali for drop off at your hotel or at the Kigali International airport for your flight back home as you will advise your driver guide.
Trip quote to include:
- Full time fueled safari vehicle
- English/ French speaking driver guide
- Accommodation as described in the itinerary
- Meals as described in the itinerary
- Activity permits
- Park entrance fees
- Bottled water throughout the trip
Trip quote to exclude:
- PCR tests
- Visa fees
- Items of personal nature like laundry, airtime, insurance, tips and porter fees