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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 07h30 and drive for an estimated three hours and a half Akagera National Park. Spend the two days enjoying different activities in the park. 

Indicative itinerary

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

Leave Kigali by 07h30. 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 11h30, 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 be ready at 07h00 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 late afternoon or in the evening.

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Duration: Two days

Group Size: 1-6 persons


With Two day Akagera Day, Night Game Drive and Ihema Boat Ride Adventure, Countryside Tours-Rwanda helps you to explore the majestic Akagera National Park, home to a variety of savannah animals and wildlife.



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

  • Safari car private transportation or other 4x4 of choice 

  • A driver-guide by Countryside Tours-Rwanda

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

  • Meals (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Picnic lunch)

  • Bottled water

  • Pick-up and drop-off anywhere in Kigali City

  • WiFi on board the vehicle

Not included

  • Covid-19 test done in Rwanda within 72 hours to the visit time, Rapid: $5

  • Alcoholic drinks

  • Akagera National Park guide 

  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

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