Akagera National Parc is located in the east of Rwanda. Kibungu is the city that is nearest to the park and the best starting point. The park has a variety of wildlife and is a habitat for over 500 different species of birds.
Akagera National Park is more different in mood to the breezy cultivated hills that characterize much of Rwanda. Dominated scenically by the labyrinth of swamps and lakes that follow the meandering course of the Akagera River, the most remote source of the Nile, this is archetypal African savannah landscape of tangled acacia woodland interspersed with open grassland. Akagera is, above all, big game country! Herds of elephant and buffalo emerge from the woodland to drink at the lakes, while lucky visitors might stumble across a leopard, a spotted hyena or even a stray lion.
Day 01: Arrive at Akagera National Park
You will drive to the east of Rwanda to Akagera National Park after being briefed about your safari. You will have an afternoon game drive in the park and you will be able to see a variety of birds and animals such as elephant, giraffe, buffalo, spotted hyena, hippo, and crocodiles.
Dinner and overnight at Akagera Safari Lodge/Dereva Hotel.
Day 02: Canoe Ride/ Game Drive
After breakfast, you either go for a morning game drive in the park again or a canoe ride on Lake Ihema to see the large number of hippo, the huge Nile crocodile and birds. Later proceed back to Kigali.