Budget Akagera Safari
This is a 3 day budget Akagera National Park safari. It is a cheap African wildlife tour in Rwanda. 3 day budget Akagera National Park safari starts and ends in Kigali.
3 Day Budget Akagera National Park Safari Tour
This is a 3 day budget Akagera National Park safari. It is a cheap African wildlife tour in Rwanda. 3 day budget Akagera National Park safari starts and ends in Kigali. This Rwanda budget safari tour takes you to Akagera National Park.
Akagera National park is a beautiful savannah plain. It also has woodlands with sprawling lakes and wetlands. Akagera National Park is one of African's most diverse game reserves. This is scenic park when looking at its landscape. It is least affected by mass tourism. One is able to drive for hours without another car in sight.
When on budget Akagera National Park safari, you only have beautiful wildlife. There are 2 game drives on the 3 day budget Akagera National Park safari. This offers great game sightings including elephants, buffalos and spotted hyenas.
You may also see leopards, giraffes, impala, monkeys, mongooses and genets. The park also has serval cats, baboons, and bush babies among others.
There is a relaxing afternoon boat ride when on this budget safari. This is on Lake Ihema and is ideal for great wildlife sightings. Here you will see lots of hippos, Nile crocodiles, lizards, and lots of birds.
Highlights of the 3 day Budget Safari to Akagera National Park
The highlights of the 3 day budget Akagera National Park safari includes:
- Big Five tracking
- Big cat safaris
- Superb Game Drives
- Boat ride on lake Iheme
- Beautiful landscape
- Amazing accommodation
Detailed 3 Day Budget Akagera National Park Safari Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Kigali – Akagera National Park
You’re to be met on arrival at the airport by Rwanda safari guide. You will be briefed on this budget Akagera National Park safari. This will be followed by a departure to Akagera National Park. Your drive will head to North Eastern Rwanda.
There will be a lot to watch out for on the way. This includes the beautiful landscapes of Rwanda. This is a hilly country hence the name ‘Land of a Thousand hills’.
You will enjoy a nature walk upon arrival at Akagera National Park. Enjoy a transfer to Akagera budget accommodation in time for lunch.
You will embark on an afternoon game drive at 1600 hrs. This will reward you with views of lots of wildlife. They include elephants, impala, black-tailed mongoose, hippos and oribi.
You may also see the bushbuck, antelope, zebra, cape eland, giraffe and buffalo. There are primates too which include the olive baboon, vervet monkey and bush baby. Return to your budget accommodation in Akagera for dinner and overnight.
About Akagera National Park
Akagera National Park is one of Rwanda’s most popular tourist attractions. This Rwanda National Park keeps getting better and better each year. It’s been under the combined management of RDB and African Parks since 2010. The latter is a conservation non-profit based in South Africa.
In that time, over $12 million has been spent on conservation. This included park enforcement, tourism initiatives, and community engagement. It’s this exciting partnership that has brought lions to the park. Park attendance has jumped from 15,000 people in 2010 to 32,000 people in 2015.
Akagera isn’t as well known as other major parks in the region. It is quite beautiful and does make a great day, overnight, or weekend trip. The park is large and the landscape changes from north to south.
The rolling hills offer amazing views from the top and a nice backdrop if you’re in the valleys. Akagera National Park is on the border of Tanzania. It is at a low altitude and is carved with a labyrinth of swamps that flow into the Akagera River.
Akagera Park is located to the Eastern province of Rwanda about two hours away form Kigali. The road is paved until about a half hour before you get to the entrance. From here things get a bit bumpy and dusty… to get you ready for the park experience!
Akagera is home to lots of animals including elephants, buffalo, giraffe and zebras. The park has 11 antelope species, and elusive lions and leopards.
But a Rwanda safari to Akagera is recommended and it makes for a great day or overnight trip away from Kigali.
Day 2: Akagera – Rusumo Water Falls – Akagera
Start your budget Akagera National Park safari with an early breakfast. This will be followed by a transfer to Rusumo waterfall. You will pass via the Imigongo traditional handcraft makers.
It is time to sample Mother Nature’s wonderful scene. This beauty of the waterfall is worth the visit. You will return to your lodge for lunch and a short rest.
In the afternoon you have a boat riding in Ihema Lake. You will visit Nyirabiyoro historical island. This is home to many crocodiles, hippos and other species of rare birds. Your dinner and overnight will be at your budget accommodation in Akagera.
Day 3: Akagera National Park – Kigali
Your budget Akagera National Park safari day will begin with an early breakfast. You will then venture out on a morning game drive. You will make circuit which takes you to different lakes. Expect to see buffaloes and elephants drinking from the water ponds.
There are other species of birds like Egyptian goose and fish eager. You will have a stop for a picnic lunch in the park. This will be followed by a game drive to the hills. Expect to see impalas, zebras, bush bucks, water bucks and topis.
There are also oribis, baboons, giraffes, cape elands and so many others. You will drive to the beautiful bushy rolling hills up to the north exit of the park. Later drive back to Kigali where you will arrive in the afternoon.
Upon arrival you will have a transfer to the airport. You may also be dropped off at your budget Kigali Hotel.
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3 Day Budget Akagera National Park Safari Costs:
What is included in the 3 Day Budget Akagera National Park Safari cost?
- Accommodation as per the itinerary
- Transport in a 4 X 4 Safari vehicle with pop up roof
- Meals on full board basis while on the Rwanda Safari
- Boat ride on lake Iheme
- All park entrance fee
- All Government tax
3 Day Budget Akagera National Park Safari cost excludes:
- Items of personal use
- Deviation from the above program
- Drinks and beverages
- Tips and porterage
What to Carry on the 3 Day Budget Akagera National Park Safari in Rwanda
- Sun glasses
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Sun screen
- Insect repellant
- Comfortable shoes