Fred is incredibly knowledgable about Ugandan and Rwandan cultures and traditions so the long drive was also a good opportunity to learn lots of interesting facts about the two countries. The vehicle (Land cruiser 4X4) is super comfortable and well sturdy which makes a big difference on “Africa’s massage roads” ie unpaved, full of holes and with landslides during the rainy season. Overall I’ve had a great experience with Bamboo Ecotours and would certainly recommend them to anyone interested in the gorilla trek.
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.
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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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
Anytime between 7:00 am to 9:00 am (Kigali, Rwanda timezone)
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
Easy – mostly driving
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
- 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
- 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
- Kigali City Tour
- Kigali Genocide Museum
See What Our Previous Guests Have Said...
The first trip was to Bwindi to see the mountain gorillas. Jackson was the driver for this and he was fantastic. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area and was a joy to talk to during the journey and I highly recommend him. Edison and Bamboo Ecotours took care of the gorilla permit and everything was completely ready upon my arrival to Bwindi.
The trip organised by Bamboo Ecotours was seamless, from the correspondence with Edison before our trip to our lovely driver, Fred, during the visit. Fred was always friendly, punctual and ready to help us with any request. The gorillas themselves are magnificent and we were extremely happy with the accommodation options Edison suggested. It was an all-round unforgettable weekend!