3 Days Rwanda wildlife safari

This 3 Days Rwanda Wildlife safari takes you to Akagera National Park, which is Rwanda’s most loved wildlife destination. This national park is the ideal place to be especially for visitors who are looking to view most of the savannah wildlife animals in the country.

Akagera national park is characterized by vast open, savannah grasslands that harbors a variety of large savannah wildlife animals such as; the African bush elephants, lions, black eastern rhinos, leopards, buffaloes and so many more.


The highlights for your 3 days Akagera Wildlife safari include;

  • Morning Game drive
  • Evening Boat Cruise
  • Kigali City Tour

Summary of Your Tour.

Day 1: Transfer to Akagera National Park

Day 2: Morning Game Drive and Evening Boat Cruise

Day 3: Transfer back to Kigali.

Detailed Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Transfer to Akagera National Park.

Today marks the beginning of your 3 days safari with us. You will be picked from Kigali airport by your guide, upon your arrival. You will then proceed with your journey to Akagera National Park, which is about a 2½ hours’ drive to the national park. Akagera national park is a medley of wonders in Rwanda while on Rwanda Safaris. It is also the only national park in the country where you can get to see the Big Five. This national park was first established in 1934 and covers an area of 1,122km². The park is richly blessed with a variety of wildlife species such as; giraffes, buffaloes, hippos, elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, antelopes, impalas, topi, serval and so many more. Akagera national park is home to over 500 bird species, thus making it a great destination for bird watching activities in Rwanda. There are about 10 lakes in Akagera national park, with the most popular ones being Lake Ihema for boat cruises, and Lake Shakani on which a lot of fishing activities and tournaments take place.

3 Days Rwanda wildlife safari
Akagera National Park Safaris

On arrival at Akagera national park, you will proceed to go on an afternoon game drive, which usually takes between 1-2 hours. While on your game drive, look out for wildlife animals like; hyenas, jackals, zebras, waterbuck, duikers and elephants among others. Later drive to your lodge, check in, freshen up and have your dinner before retiring to bed.

Accommodation Options: Luxury: Akagera Game Lodge/ Ruzizi Tented Camp.

Mid-range: Akagera Game Lodge.

Budget: Magashi Safari Camp/ Karenge Bush Camp.

Day 2: Morning Game Drive and Evening Boat Cruise.

Have your breakfast early in the morning and head out for a morning game drive. Get to explore the beautiful savanna and landscape in the park. You will also have the opportunity to see wildlife animals in the park like; elephants, buffalos, lions, leopards, rhinos, waterbucks to mention but a few. You will return back to your lodge for lunch, rest for a short while and later embark on an evening boat cruise on Lake Ihema. While on your boat cruise, you will get to see the splendid wildlife at the park like; Nile Crocodiles, Hippos and some water birds like; the marabou stork, herons and the African fish eagle. After your boat cruise, you can opt to go guided nature walk and explore the marvelous flora and fauna species that Akagera National Park has to offer.

3 Days Rwanda wildlife safari
Boat Cruise on Lake Ihema

Return back to your lodge for dinner and a good night’s sleep.

Day 3: Transfer back to Kigali.

Unfortunately, this is your last day with us and we hope you enjoyed most of your tour. Take your breakfast at leisure and then drive back to Kigali City. You then proceed with a tour of Kigali City, depending on when your flight back home departs. While on your Kigali city tour, you can visit places like the Kigali genocide memorial center, camp Kigali, house of Richard Kandt, Nyamirambo Women’s Center, Caplaki craft village and Kimironko market; where you can grab yourself and your loved ones back home some souvenirs. Your guide will then drive you back to your hotel of straight to Kigali International Airport in time for you to check in and board your flight back home. End of Rwanda Safari Tour.


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