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2 Days Rwanda Akagera Big five safari

Rwanda Akagera big five safari will take you on a quest for the Big Five; lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros on a thrilling adventure through Akagera national park’s diverse ecosystems. With the wind in your hair and the sun on your face, you’ll traverse dusty tracks and winding trails, your senses heightened as you search for signs of these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

You’ll encounter a wealth of other wildlife, from graceful giraffes and zebras grazing on the plains to playful hippos wallowing in the shallows of tranquil lakes. Every turn of the road brings new surprises, new opportunities to witness the wonders of nature up close and personal.

Rwanda akagera big five safari
Rwanda Akagera big five safari

But it’s the moments spent in on a Rwanda Akagera big five safari that will truly take your breath away. Whether it’s the spine-tingling roar of a lion echoing across the savannah, the sight of a towering elephant bull silhouetted against the setting sun, or the stealthy movements of a leopard as it prowls through the undergrowth, each encounter is a reminder of the raw power and beauty of the natural world.

Akagera National Park is located in eastern Rwanda along the border with Tanzania. It is the country’s only protected area of savannah habitat, and the park provides an important habitat for a wide range of wildlife. It is named after the Kagera River, the largest headwater of the Nile.

Akagera National Park was established in 1934 to protect the rhinoceroses and big-game that inhabited the area. The park is known for its spectacular birdlife, and is home to over 500 bird species, including fish eagles, papyrus gonoleks, and red-faced barbets.

The vegetation within the park visitor interest is composed primarily of acacia and eucalyptus, with occasional patches of riverine forest. Mammals such as Hippopotamuses, elephants, buffalo, and re-introduced lions can also be spotted throughout the park.

Akagera National Park provides an important refuge for wildlife, as it serves as a stepping stone for species in the face of environmental and habitat destruction. Due to deforestation and habitat fragmentation, the park is seen as a crucial link for species that may not be able to survive in their natural habitats.

Day 1: Transfer to Akagera National Park from Kigali.

Rwanda Akagera big five safari
Masai giraffes in Akagera national park

Today, after your relaxed morning breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked by our safari guide and leave for Akagera national park, the journey to Akagera national park takes about 2.5 hours depending on the stopovers along the way, with the beautiful un winding landscape en route to the park, feel free to ask the guide for stopovers to capture some photos.

On arrival at the park, we shall proceed to our accommodation after a short game drive and check in for lunch.

After lunch, you will later head for a boat trip on Lake Ihema watch Hippos and crocodiles in the water or by the shores and meet the buffaloes and elephants wallowing by the water banks

Day 2: Rwanda Akagera big five safari – Kigali.

Rwanda Akagera big five safari
Leopard spotted on a game drive in Akagera national park

After an early morning breakfast at 6:00 am, checkout with your packed lunch and leave for an early morning game drive Rwanda Akagera big five safari to catch up with late hunters and early risers. We will be searching for the big mammals like Elephants, Giraffes, Buffaloes, several Antelope species, and recently the re-introduced Lions and Rhinos.

The park is a varied habitat for wildlife and a number bird species with over 500 bird species in the park making it a birding paradise.

Later, you will exit the park and proceed to Kigali city to end the trip where it begun from or at your preferred destination within the city center and this marks the end of your Rwanda Akagera big five safari

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