5 Days Akagera Wildlife Safari Rwanda Tour

This 5 Days Akagera Wildlife Safari Rwanda Adventure is an ideal wildlife viewing trip that will enable you to do game drives, birding, nature walks and boat cruise at Akagera National Park.

This attractive park of rolling hills and open grassy valleys is interspersed with thickets, woodlands and rich wetlands. It is the only park in Rwanda with wildlife in savannah grasslands and the best to see large schools of Hippos.

The 5 days Rwanda wildlife safari also includes a visit to the presidential museum will give you an insight of the tragedy that happened on April 6th 1994 when president Habyarimana’s plane was shot down, to date it is a museum and a noteworthy item on the bucket list of the Rwanda tour

Detailed Itinerary of the 5 Days Akagera Wildlife Safari Rwanda

Day 1: Arrival at Kigali International Airport in Rwanda, transfer to hotel

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you be met by your safari guide who will transfer you to Kigali to a hotel booked for you. In case you have had an early flight to Rwanda, you will be taken on a brief tour of the city of Kigali. Have dinner and relax at hotel as you await your Akagera National Park adventure the next day.

Day 2: Transfer to Akagera National Park Via King’s Palace Museum

You will wake up early in the morning, and after your breakfast by 7:00 AM our tour guide/driver will be at your hotel to brief you about the whole travel plan. Thereafter, you will embark on a 3 hours’ drive to Akagera National Park, which is located in the western part of the country.

Have a stop at the king’s palace museum, located 88 kms south of Kigali. It offers a detailed study of the Rwandan tradition of the monarchy rule, and it’s composed of traditional materials like the artistically designed wooden African chairs plus animal skin mats.

While here, you may opt to visit the royal burial grounds of King Mutara and his wife. After this cultural experience, you will resume your journey to the park with an hours’ lunch break en route, thus you will reach Akagera National Park in the evening. Check in at hotel for dinner and a night’s rest.

Accommodation options:

Luxury: Ruzizi tented camp

Midrange: Akagera Game Lodge

Budget: Dereva Hotel

Day 3: Boat Cruise and Sport Fishing in Akageera

After an early morning breakfast, you will go for a boat cruise on Lake Ihema. A tour guide on the boat will journey you through the history of the lakes’ existence. You should expect to see a variety of aquatic life like elephants, hippos, crocodiles, birdlife plus other wildlife.

The boat cruise takes around 3 hours; after which you will head back to your accommodation for lunch. In case you carried packed lunch with you, a break to have the meal will be had within the jungle.

Later on, you will go sport fishing on the lake Ihema. The most common fish species caught is tilapia, but there are also other species in the lake like cat fish and lung fish. After this amazing experience, you will return to your lodge for dinner and rest for the night

Day 4 of the 5 Days Akagera wildlife safari Rwanda: Game Drive and Nature Walk

You will wake up to the sounds of nature with an early morning breakfast, after which you will embark on your 3 hours’ morning game drive in the open savannah of the park. Here, your sightseeing adventure will bring you close to countless groups of wildlife including, elephants, zebras, buffalos, topis, giraffes and hyenas; along with birds of various types.

After the game drive, you then retreat from the activity and head back to the lodge for lunch and afternoon relaxation. Thereafter, you may opt to do 3 hours evening nature walk, which will draw you close to the wildlife, and you will get to learn different animal behaviors as they retire after a long day. After this moment, you will go back to your lodge have dinner and rest

Day 5: Transfer Back to Kigali with a Tour to the Presidential Palace

You rise early in the morning hums of mother Nature, and after your breakfast and checking out from your lodge/hotel, you will transfer back to Kigali, 106 kms from the park which will take approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, with 1 hours’ lunch while on route.

You will then get to visit the former presidential palace of the late Habyarimana, now turned into a museum, which is composed of wreckages from his jet that was gunned down on April 6th 1994. From here, you be driven back to your hotel or dropped off at the airport

Itinerary highlights

Day 1: Arrival at Kigali International Airport in Rwanda, transfer to hotel

Day 2: Transfer to Akagera National Park via King’s Palace Museum

Day 3: Boat Cruise and Sport Fishing in Akagera

Day 4: Game Drive and Nature Walk in Akagera National Park

Day 5: Transfer Back to Kigali with a Tour to the Presidential Palace

Safari Inclusions and Exclusions

Safari includes:

  • Transportation in a tour van/Land cruiser
  • Service of an English -speaking tour guide/driver
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • Accommodation on full board
  • Transfer to and from the Kigali Airport

Safari exclusions

  • All activities not mentioned in the program
  • Phone calls bills
  • Tips
  • International transfers
  • Gratitude to tour guides
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal effects of any nature
  • Hotel fees before and after the safari

End of the 5 Days Akagera Wildlife Safari Rwanda

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