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Two-day Akagera Day & Night Game Drive, Boat Ride Adventure



Per person

Within two-days, explore Akagera National Park, the only savannah park in Rwanda. With our local and friendly tour guide, the transport is assured with a comfortable 4X4 with WIFI onboard to keep you connected with your loved ones and the world. Apart from the memorable day game drive, you will also enjoy a night game drive and a boat ride in Ihema Lake in the search of crocs ad hippos. Ihema is the largest lake in the park and the second largest in Rwanda.


Depart from Kigali by 08h40 and drive for an estimated three hours and a half to reach Akagera National Park. Spend the two days enjoying different activities in the park. 

Indicative itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Akagera, Afternoon boat ride in Ihema lake, Night game drive

Leave Kigali by 08h40. From Kigali, mid-way: Stop-over by Imigongo Art Center and cafe for leg stretching, viewing Imigongo arts, using the washrooms. You may also opt to buy a cup of coffee or anything else there. Reaching Akagera by 12h00, proceed with registration formalities and head to Akagera Game Lodge for lunch. After lunch, drive through the park to Ihema lake, the largest lake in the park and the second largest in Rwanda. Enjoy the boat ride and explore crocs and hippos. After the boat ride, we will head to Akagera Game Lodge for check in and getting ready for the 17h30 departure for an evening/night game drive in search for nocturnal animals. Have dinner by 21h00, order the next day picnic lunch and stay over for tomorrow full-day game drive.

Day 2: Full-Day Akagera National Park Game Drive

Have your breakfast and check out to be ready at 07h30 for pick-up by a Countryside Tours-Rwanda driver-guide, ready for a full-day game drive. Pick the picnic lunch and spend the whole day as you will explore the majestic Akagera National Park, home to a variety of savannah animals and wildlife. Akagera National Park has a diversity of wildlife including buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, zebras, impalas and many others. After a long time being extinct in Akagera National Park, the black rhinos and lions have recently been restocked. Their sighting is always not guaranteed due to their small number and the hiding character of the black rhino. Enjoy the game drive viewing the natural habitat of different animals, birds and enjoying the view of different lakes and landscape. Finally, exit the park, drive back to Kigali. You will be dropped to your hotel, airport or any other preferred place in Kigali city.

Arrive back in Kigali towards the evening, any time between estimated 17h30-19h00.

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Duration: Two days, Group Size: 1-6 persons


With this package, you explore the majestic Akagera National Park, home to a variety of savannah animals and wildlife, both inland and in the waters of Ihema lake.



  • All admissions: Akagera entry, Boat ride in Ihema lake, Night game drive

  • Pop-up roof safari car private transportation or other 4x4 of choice 

  • 220-240V electrical current for phones and portable devices

  • A Countryside Tours driver-guide

  • Accommodation: Mantis Akagera Game Lodge, depending on availability at the time of the booking 

  • Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Picnic lunch and soft drinks

  • Bottled water in the vehicle

  • Pick-up, drop-off anywhere in Kigali city

  • WiFi on board the vehicle

Not included

  • First day breakfast

  • Alcoholic drinks

  • Akagera National Park guide 

  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions


Recommended equipment: In addition to insect repellent, it is recommended to wear medium weight fabric shirts and pants in neutral colors that blend into the background environment (savannah khaki or almost similar). 

Not wheelchair accessible

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