Lets Go Tours Rwanda

Trip Overview

The 3 Days Akagera National Park safari with Lets Go Tours Rwanda is a perfect package to explore the beautiful savanna Park in Eastern Rwanda on the borders of Tanzania. Akagera National Park was established in 1934 covering a land area of 1,200 square kilometers of Land. The park was named after Akagera river  which runs in the heart of the national park.  The park is also home to numerous lakes which include Lake Ihema, Gishanju, Rwanyakizinga, Shakani and Lake Mihindi among others. The park is home to the big five game which make it the best place for game viewing experience.  Expect to see numerous wild animals such as Giraffes, Hippos, Lions, Elephants, Zebras,  Topis, Leopards, wild dogs, serval cats, Hyenas, Oribis, Water-bucks, Warthogs, Cape Elands, Oribis, and wildebeest among others. The 3 Days tour entails game drives offering you an opportunity to see a variety of wild animals which call this Savannah park home! The Park is also home to over 480 bird species 100 of which are not found anywhere else in the country and in some African countries.  Some of the notable birds to see in Akagera National park include African Fish eagle, African Jacana, Bateleur, Squacco Heron, African Harrier Hawk, Amur Falcon, Shoebill, Botted Eagle, Red Necked Francolin, Sooty Falcon, Stripped pipit, Western reef heron, Papyrus gonolek, Short tailed pipit, and Red winged Francolin among others. A boat cruise at Lake Ihema offers you great views of the beautiful rolling hills, the park and neighboring communities to learn the traditions, norms, customs and beliefs of Rwanda people. The drive time from Kigali to Akagera National park is roughly 3 hours with great views of  the beautiful Rwanda’s rolling hills and homesteads. The top activities done in Akagera National park include game viewing, boat cruise at Lake Ihema, scenic viewing, bird watching, Sport fishing, camping, nature walks and community tours among others. This 3 Days Akagera game tour starts and ends in Kigali with Lets Go Tours Rwanda

Trip summary
Day1: Pick up & transfer to Akagera National Park
Day 2: Game Viewing & Boat Cruise
Day 3: Departure (Optional City Tour)

Detailed Itinerary
Day1: Pick up & transfer to Akagera National Park
The driver guide from Lets Go Tours Rwanda will pick you u from either your hotel in Kigali or the airport and transfer you to Akagera National Park. Drive through the beautiful Kigali City to the Eastern region of the country. If time allows, you will have a stop at the Nyakarambi cultural village where visitors are taught how to cement and smear houses with local cow dung. Meet and interact with local people who will be there and then proceed to the Park. The drive time from Kigali to Akagera National Park is roughly 3 hours!

Day 2: Game Viewing & Boat Cruise
Lets Go Tours RwandaRise up very early and transfer to the park for the morning game drive! The experience is all about game viewing to see different kinds of wild animals in this park hunting, grazing and browsing. Expect to see a lot of animals such as Lions, Leopards Giraffes, Hippos, Crocodiles, Waterbucks, Zebras, Impalas, gazelles, Buffalos, Topis, Elephants, Cape Elands, Duikers, Warthogs, Rhinos and Wildebeest among others. You will return to the lodge for late breakfast and refreshment. Stay at the lodge relaxed as you wait for lunch. In the afternoon, drive to Lake Ihema located in the southern part of Akagera National Park for a boat cruise experience! Ihema is the second largest lake in Rwanda whose shores shelter a variety of birds and water animals. Among the birds you will see on your boat cruise at Lake Ihema include African Open Bill Stork, Bateleur, African Fish eagle, Booted eagle, Shoebill, Crested Barbet, Sooty Falcon, Squacco Heron, papyrus Gonolek, Western Reef Heron and Yellow bellied eremomela among others. The cruise also offers you great views of water animals such as hippos and crocodiles.

Day 3: Departure (Optional city tour)

After morning breakfast, check out and transfer to Kigali. Depending on the time of your flight, you may do a city tour in Kigali visiting different destinations in the city center. Visit the Kimironko markets, Kigali convention Centre, presidential palace, Inema Art gallery and genocide sites among others. Thereafter, transfer to the airport for your catch up flight
End of the tour

Tour Inclusions
Park entrance fees
Full time English speaking guide
Accommodation & meals
All activities included in the itinerary
Bottled drinking water
Government taxes
Ground transport

Tour Exclusions
Extra activities not included in the itinerary
Alcoholic beverages
Personal expenses
Visa fees
Flight fares