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  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
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  • Akagera NP - Rwanda

Rwanda, known as the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda’s stunning scenery and warm, friendly people offer unique experiences, Rwanda, formerly Ruanda, officially the Republic of Rwanda, is a landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley where the African Great Lakes region and East Africa converge. One of the smallest countries on the African mainland, its capital city is Kigali.

Rwanda’s stunning scenery and warm, friendly people offer unique experiences in one of the most remarkable countries in the world. It is blessed with extraordinary biodiversity, with incredible wildlife living throughout its volcanoes, montane rainforest and sweeping plains.

  • DestinationAkagera Rwanda
  • Departure/Return LocationKigali International Airport
  • Departure TimePlease arrive by 9:15 AM for a departure at 9:30 AM
  • Return TimeApproximately 10:30 PM
  • Package Included
    • Accomodation
    • Airport Transfers
    • Park Entrance Fees
    • Lunch Box & Dinner
    • Drinking Water.
    • 4 x 4 Safari Vehicle.
    • Evacuation insurance
    • Driver-guide
    • Itinerary activities
  • Package Excludes
    • Additional Services
    • Personal insurancee
    • Tipping
    • Visa
    • Any Private Expenses
    • Hot air balloon safari
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Tour Plan

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Day 01 : Kigali - Akagera National Park

You'll set off after breakfast for the drive to nearby Akagera National Park. While Akagera does not boast the sheer volume of animals you might find in the Serengeti or Maasai Mara, Rwanda's only safari park can still boast four of the Big Five and plenty of opportunities to spot animals in the wild. You'll start your safari adventure with a boat ride on Lake Ihema to see crocodiles, hippos, and various birds. After your cruise, you'll enjoy an afternoon game drive in the park in search of elephants, antelope, giraffes, zebras, leopards, primates, buffaloes, and the park's latest addition - a pride of lions!

You'll then overnight within the park.

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Day 02 : Akagera National Park

Wake early for breakfast before departing on a sunrise game drive on the Akagera National Park's savannah. It's the best time of day to see predators in action and the sun rising over the plains is a sight you'll never forget. You'll take a picnic lunch with you and dine out amongst the animals to maximize your time in the park. Throughout the course of the day you'll see vast herds of buffalo and zebras as you head north.

You'll again overnight within the park.

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Day 03 : Akagera National Park - Kigali - Volcanoes National Park

You'll wake early for the scenic drive between Akagera and Volcanoes National Park, stopping along the way in Kigali. Your time in Kigali will include a city tour that takes you to the Natural History Museum, the haunting Genocide Memorial, and a bustling local craft market. You'll also have the opportunity to enjoy lunch at the historic Mille Collines Hotel - more commonly known as 'Hotel Rwanda'. After lunch, you'll continue on to Volcanoes National Park to overnight in Musanze, Rwanda's second largest city.

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Day 04 : Gorilaa Trekking

TAfter an early breakfast at your hotel, you'll proceed directly to the Volcanoes National Park's headquarters to meet your guides. After completing the briefing, you'll embark on the once in a lifetime experience of tracking the enigmatic mountain gorillas.There is no guarantee how long or difficult your tracking experience will be as it depends on where the family of gorillas is and on weather conditions, It can take anywhere from two up to six hours of trekking through the mountain forest at relatively high altitudes. Fitness is definitely recommended for those wishing to undertake the excursion.

One of the most memorable experiences you're likely to ever have, you'll be allowed an hour of close contact with the gorillas once you've found them. You'll be privileged enough to come within mere metres of a family of these rare and beautiful animals, observing their family dynamics and getting to learn a bit about each gorilla's distinct personality in serene silence.

Once your time with the gorillas is done, you'll return to your hotel for lunch.In the afternoon, you'll pay a visit to the Iby Iwacu Cultural Village to learn about Rwanda's pre-colonial history through a series of demonstrations including cooking, warfare, and more.

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Day 05 : Volcanoes National Park - Lake Kivu

We hope you're in the mood for more monkeys, as you'll love spend this morning with the playful and fearless golden monkeys who call the park home. You'll get to observe these acrobatic individuals as they go about their daily lives unbothered by your presence.After lunch, you'll drive down to to Korongi on the shores of Lake Kivu to overnight.

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Day 06 : Lake Kivu - Nyungwe National Park

You'll continue your journey south towards the Nyungwe Forest National Park today, enjoying one of the world's most scenic drives as you weave through hills and valleys along the shores of Lake Kivu.Along the way, you'll stop off in Nyungwe Forest National Park for your choice of afternoon activities such as a canopy walk, guided hikes, or a waterfall walk.

You'll then overnight in town ahead of tomorrow's chimpanzee trekking experience.

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Day 07 : Chipanzee Trekking - Kigali

You'll rise early for breakfast and take a packed lunch with you as you go off in search of Rwanda's enigmatic and endangered chimpanzee population. With only four hundred chimpanzees in the country, there's no guarantee you'll see chimps during your day's hike, but your Shadows of Africa guide will do all he can to get you a glimpse of our closest relatives in the animal kingdom.

In the afternoon, you'll make the drive back to Kigali.

Along the way, you may have time to visit the National Museum in Butare or the former King's Palace in Nyanza

Location Map

Akagera National Park is a diverse and captivating protected area located in eastern Rwanda. The park covers a wide range of habitats, including savannahs, wetlands, and lakes, and is known for its rich wildlife and scenic beauty.

Key Features:

Wildlife: Akagera National Park is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including elephants, buffaloes, zebras, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, and various antelope species. It is also home to predators like lions, leopards, and hyenas. The park has made efforts to reintroduce lions and rhinos to the region.

Tourism: Akagera National Park has become increasingly popular for safaris and wildlife tourism. Visitors can explore the park through game drives, boat trips, and walking safaris. There are several lodges and campsites in and around the park for accommodation.

History: The park has faced challenges over the years, including habitat loss and poaching. However, efforts have been made to restore and protect the ecosystem, and it is managed by the Rwanda Development Board in collaboration with African Parks, a non-profit conservation organization.

Game Drives: Akagera National Park offers game drives as one of the most popular activities for visitors. These guided tours allow you to explore the park and observe its diverse wildlife. You may encounter herds of elephants, giraffes, zebras, buffaloes, impalas, and other antelope species. Predators like lions and leopards are also present, and the chances of spotting them have increased with conservation efforts.

Boat Safaris: Lake Ihema, located within the park, provides an excellent setting for boat safaris. These excursions offer a unique perspective on the park's wildlife, with opportunities to see hippos, crocodiles, waterfowl, and other aquatic creatures. The serene waters and scenic surroundings make for a relaxing and informative experience.

Birdwatching: Akagera National Park is a paradise for birdwatchers. With over 500 bird species, it's a haven for ornithologists and nature enthusiasts. You can spot a wide range of waterbirds, raptors, and savannah species. Some notable bird species include the African fish eagle, shoebill stork, and the papyrus gonolek.

Scenic Landscapes: The park's diverse landscapes are captivating. The rolling savannah, lush wetlands, and reflective lakes offer stunning vistas. The papyrus swamps, in particular, add a unique touch to the park's scenery and provide vital habitat for various wildlife.

Cultural Heritage: Akagera National Park is not only about wildlife; it also holds cultural significance. In the southern part of the park, you can find the Gishanju and Jumba ruins, which are the remains of ancient settlements and historical sites. These ruins offer insights into the history of the region and its people.

Conservation Efforts: Akagera National Park is an example of successful conservation and collaboration efforts between the Rwandan government and organizations like African Parks. Efforts have been made to restore and protect the park's ecosystem, including reintroducing species like lions and rhinos, which had been absent for many years.

Accommodation:The park offers a range of accommodation options, from luxury lodges to campsites, providing visitors with a comfortable place to stay. Staying in the park allows you to immerse yourself in the natural surroundings and enjoy the sounds of the wilderness.

Accessibility: As mentioned earlier, the park's proximity to Rwanda's capital, Kigali, makes it easily accessible. This convenience allows for day trips or longer stays, making it a flexible destination for tourists.

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