2 Days Akagera National Park Safari Adventure with Costs

The thrilling 2 Days Akagera National Park Safari package offers the best of Rwanda wildlife experience through striking game drives and boat ride.

This Short Rwanda Wildlife Safari introduces you to the stunning Akagera National Park, the only savanna national park and also the country’s biggest. Expect to indulge in a guided game drive and boat cruise on this special wildlife safari in Akagera.

2 Days Akagera National Park Safari

Akagera National Park is a splendid savanna park, home to all the big 5 game and over 500 bird species. A huge profusion of animals reside within Akagera and include bush elephants, zebras, bushbucks, giraffes, waterbucks, oribis, bushbucks, sable antelopes, black rhinos, cape buffaloes, roan antelopes, hippos, lions, leopards and more.

Akagera Safari Park is host to over 500 bird species and these exist in the various habitats often spotted on game viewing tour. The park’s diverse bird species include crowned cranes, broad-tailed warblers, papyrus gonoleks, Bennett’s woodpeckers, Red-faced barbets, shoebills, broad-tailed warblers, Tabora cisticolas, familiar chats, and more.

Brief Itinerary of the 2 Days Akagera National Park Safari

  • Day 1: Pick up at the hotel, transfer to Akagera –enjoy a boat cruise
  • Day 2: Game drive & return to Kigali from the Eastern Province.

Detailed Itinerary for the 2 Days Akagera National Park Safari Rwanda

Day 1: Pick up at the hotel, transfer to Akagera –enjoy a boat cruise

Prepare early enough, take a hot cup of tea or coffee and you will meet your trip leader for a briefing.

You will have insight into what this wildlife expedition is all about and at 8:00 am, leave the hotel for Akagera National Park in Eastern Province of Rwanda. From Kigali city to Akagera will take you 2.5 hours’ drive and lunch will be enjoyed on arrival at the safari lodge.

Boat Cruise on lake Ihema Rwanda

After a leisurely lunch and relaxation, transfer to Lake Ihema for an afternoon boat cruise excursion. This water recreation experience will take 2-3 hours and brings you excellent sightings of aquatic life, especially hippos, crocodiles and birds.

Aquatic birds to expect sighting here include the pied kingfishers, black crake, African fish eagle, malachite kingfishers, spur-winged lapwings, jacanas, and others.

Where to stay in Akagera

  • Luxury: Magashi Luxury Tented Camp/Rusizi Tented Camp
  • Midrange: Akagera Game Lodge
  • Budget: Dereva Hotel

Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Drive time: 2.5 hours

Day 2: Game drive & return to Kigali from the Eastern Province.

Arise early, have a hefty breakfast, and after, board a comfortable 4×4 safari vehicle fully prepared for your 6:00 am game drive.

Today’s game drive takes 2-3 hours and you will be viewing small and large mammals, including buffaloes, elephants, the Maasai giraffes, lions, rhinos, Uganda Kobs, roan antelopes, and birds.

Buffaloes at Akagera National Park

Return to the game safari lodge for lunch and check out of the lodge. After, start your trip back to Kigali city about 2.5 hours’ drive.

As you exit the park, more wildlife and birds will be viewed. At Kigali, you will be dropped off at the hotel facility or airport for departure and today marks the end of your 2 Days Akagera National Park Safari – wildlife tour.

End of Tour

Standard Costs for the 2 Days Akagera Wildlife Safari

Number of Travelers

Rates (US Dollars)

Sole Traveler

$ 950

Group of 2 pax

$ 740 Per Person

Group of 3 pax

$ 700 Per Person

Group of 4 pax

$ 660 Per Person

Group of 5 pax

$ 630 Per Person

Group of 6 pax

$ 590 Per Person

Note: The prices shared are not fixed and can be changed based on clients’ travel interests, booking time and accommodation options. 

Book This Safari

2 Days Akagera National Park Safari Tour Price includes:

  • Game drives
  • Boat cruise
  • An English-speaking driver guide from Rwanda
  • Full board accommodation service
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Park entry fees
  • Ground travel from Kigali to Akagera NP
  • All mentioned safari activities on this 2- Day Rwanda safari

2 Days Akagera National Park Safari Cost Excludes;

  • Tips
  • Hiring porters
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Laundry services
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra accommodation
  • Telephone bills
  • Visas
  • Passports

When to visit Akagera for wildlife safari & what to pack?

Akagera National Park is an all-year-round wildlife destination. For excellent game viewing, the dry season is the best time to go Rwanda safaris in this park that is from June to September and December to February of each year. What to pack: daypack, insect repellents, pair of binoculars, safari hat, camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, and others.

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