Day 1: Departure From Kigali


Departure from Kigali at 7:00am. Arrived at the Akagera park at 9:30am. Visit of the park in the morning. Lunch at Ruzizi Tented Lodge. Akagera National Park is on the north-eastern edge of Rwanda. It is the largest National Park in Rwanda covering an area of 1085 km². It borders Tanzania and incorporates the Kagera River, hence the name of Akagera. The National park was founded in 1934 to protect animals and vegetation in three habitats: Savannah, mountain and swamp. Akagera with its many lakes is big game country. A few of the species that you will encounter are: buffalo, zebra, giraffe and a variety of antelope. In the afternoon enjoy a boat ride on the Lake Ihema. Dinner and Overnight: At Ruzizi Tented Lodge.

Day 2: All day Game Drive


Packed lunch in the vehicle. Important to note is that Akagera and its lakes are home to one of the highest concentrations of hippopotamus in Africa. One of the animals that you will probably also see is the Nile crocodile which is the world’s largest reptile. Of the shy animals that you may be able to spot, Akagera has a small but nonetheless important population of Leopards and spotted hyenas. The smaller predators to be found within the Park are mongooses, genets, serval cats, and side-striped jackals. Also very common in the park, are the primates: olive baboons, vervet monkeys, bush babies and more rarely, silver monkeys. Of the 12 antelope species that may be observed in Akagera, the graceful impala is the most common and will probably be impossible to miss! With more than 525 bird species, Akagera is one of the best spots for bird-watching in Rwanda. The three habitats of the park encourage a wide variety of birds. Akagera is indisputably the best place in Rwanda to find Savannah birds and raptors. It is also very well stocked with water birds and the less common birds living amongst the papyrus swamps. In the evening return to Kigali.