2-Day Akagera National Park Wildlife Safari

A Full Day of Wildlife Viewing

Explore Rwanda's Savannah Park

Boat Cruise on Lake Ihema

Visit Rwanda’s only savannah safari park! This spectacular Akagera national park is the best wildlife safari destination in Rwanda, proving why wildlife safaris in Rwanda are a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Learn about and see various wildlife, including giraffes, buffalos, hippos, and many more. This trip is the perfect addition to a gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda.

Tour Highlights

Enjoy wildlife safari in Rwanda's top savannah park

Visit Akagera National Park in two days

Encounter wildlife, including giraffe and buffalos

Enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Ihema, inside Akagera

Visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial

Visit Kigali City on our complimentary city toour

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Trip Details

Trip Details


Adults (15-80): $991

Please inquire for the budget accommodation price, this is our mid-range accommodation tour

2 persons or more: $743 per person
3 persons or more: $660 per person
4 persons or more: $619 per person

Departure Time

Anytime between 7:00 am to 9:00 am (Kigali, Rwanda timezone)

Meeting Point

We offer pick-up from the following places for this experience:

  • Kigali International Airport (on day 1), Rwanda
  • Your guesthouse in downtown Kigali, Rwanda
  • Please inquire for information on a custom pick up


Monday to Sunday, year-round


2 days

Difficulty Level

Easy – mostly driving

Group size

1 to 6 persons


  • Meals: 1 x breakfast, 1 x dinner, 2 x lunches
  • Accommodation for one night in a mid-range lodge
  • Transport in a 4×4 vehicle and fuel
  • Admission to Akagera National Park

Not Included

  • Optional activities (see tab 4)
  • Visas and other costs of personal nature
  • Porter fees, gratuities, travel insurance, and medical expenses
  • Any other costs not listed in the itinerary

What to Bring

  • Hiking boots
  • Garden gloves
  • Rain jacket or poncho
  • Long-sleeved shirt/blouse
  • Cameras and extra batteries
  • Hat/cap and sunglasses
  • Pair of binoculars
  • Flashlight (torch)
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Other items to include: zoom lens for wildlife shots and energy bars/bites

Participation Requirements

  • Age restriction: 15-80 years old
  • A valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • We advise against people with heart problems or other serious medical conditions participating on this tour
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Good to Know

The drive from Kigali to Akagera National Park takes between 2-3hrs.

What You’ll Do

A Bamboo Ecotours representative will pick you up in Kigali at 7 am, or an alternative agreed time and drive to Akagera National Park. If time permits, join the Lake Ihema boat cruise for an afternoon of wild game viewing. We’ll have the chance to spot crocodiles, buffaloes, elephants, and a wide range of bird species on the channel waters.

Meal plan: Dinner

We start our action-packed fourth day with an early morning breakfast at the lodge. Afterward, we proceed to the savannah grasslands of Akagera National Park to spot various species of wild animals.  Expect to encounter giraffes, herds of buffalos, and elephants. While spotting the ‘big five’ in the park is not guaranteed, on a lucky day, you may sight leopards to make it the ‘big four.’ We will drive back to Kigali immediately after the morning game drive.

Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch

Lodges & Accommodation

We will choose from one of these lodges according to availability

Optional Activities

  • Kigali City Tour
  • Kigali Genocide Museum

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