SVAU 014: Rwanda Wildlife Safari in Akagera National Park
Day 1: Kigali
On arrival at Kigali airport, our company representative will pick you for a transfer to your Kigali hotel for overnight. Meals: Bed and Breakfast Accommodation: Mille Colline / Kigali Serena Hotel / The Manor Hotel
Day 2: Kigali – Akagera National Park
The driver/guide will pick you from the hotel after breakfast and embark on a 2-hour drive to Akagera National Park near the border with Tanzania. There are beautiful sceneries you shall be exposed to along the way. Arrive at Akagera Game Lodge in time for lunch. Afterwards, set off for game drives in one of Africa's most wonderful game drives in Akagera National Park.
The park has a variety of wildlife and is a habitat for over 500 different species of birds. Dominated scenically by the labyrinth of swamps and lakes that follow the meandering course of the Akagera River, the most remote source of the Nile, this is archetypal African savannah landscape of tangled acacia woodland interspersed with open grassland. Akagera is, above all, big game country! Herds of elephant and buffalo emerge from the woodland to drink at the lakes, while lucky visitors might stumble across a leopard, a spotted hyena or even a stray lion. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Akagera Safari Lodge
Day 3: Akagera
You shall have a cup of tea / coffee and proceed for a morning game drive to catch up with early raisers and predators returning to their hideouts. The game drive will reward you with chances to see a variety elephants, buffalos, lions, Maasai giraffe, gazelles, impala, baboons, oribi, Butchel's zebra, topi, bush baby, leopard and bushbuck among others.
Return to the lodge for breakfast and relax to lunch time. May go for a boat ride on Lake Ihema after lunch. You’ll see hippos, huge Nile crocodiles and a rich bird life of about bird species. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Akagera Safari Lodge
Day 4: Akagera – Kigali City Tour – Depart Home
After breakfast, drive back to Kigali. On arrival, embark on Kigali City Tour. The Kigali city tour takes approximately two hours and incorporates a visit to Nyamironko Kigali market, a pottery project, some of best handicraft shops in Kigali, the Franco-Rwandan cultural centre, and Gisozi Genocide Memorial Museum.
1300hrs: Lunch at a hotel in Kigali. In the afternoon, transfer to Kigali Airport to catch your international flight home.