1 Day Akagera national park safari
1 Day Akagera National Park tour is known as one of the most scenic savannahs in East Africa, you will get the opportunity to see plenty of animals including elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, hippos, crocodiles and more.
Multiple departure times and locations available
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
What You Can Expect
Your driver/guide guide will meet you at your hotel in Kigali at 5.30am and give you a short briefing before you drive to the Eastern part of the country to the Akagera National Park. Arriving in the Akagera National Park (125 km/2.5 hrs) you proceed on a morning game viewing drive in this African Savannah park. Plenty of animals can be seen, including elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, hippos, crocodiles and also many other mammal species. Known as one of the most scenic savannahs in East Africa, the game drive in Akagera provides you with the opportunity to also view gentle hills blending beautifully with lowland swamps and water bodies. Dominated by the labyrinth of swamps and lakes that follow the meandering Akagera River, the most remote source of River Nile, Akagera National Park (1,075 km²) is archetypal African savannah; tangled acacia woodland interspersed with open grassland but above all, Akagera is big game country! Herds of elephant and buffalo emerge from the woodland to drink at the lakes; lucky visitors might stumble across a leopard, a spotted hyena, even a stray lion. Giraffe and zebra haunt the savannah and more than a dozen types of antelope inhabit the park, most commonly the handsome chestnut-coated impala and the world’s largest antelope, the statuesque Cape Eland. Alongside the picturesque lakes, pods of 50+ hippopotamus grunt and splutter throughout the day, while out sized crocodiles soak up the sun with their vast jaws menacingly agape. And lining the lakes; some of the continent’s densest concentrations of water birds, amongst the parks over 500 recorded species. In the late afternoon, exit with more game viewing en-route and drive back to Kigali.
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January to March: Hot and dry, an excellent time of year to be on safari in Uganda.
April and May: Uganda’s long rainy season when many camps are closed. Rains tend to be in the morning and late afternoon.
June to September: Temperatures climb rapidly and this is a fantastic time of year for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
October to December: Another great time of year to be on safari, you can get some rain in November but temperatures are favourable and conditions are ideal for game viewing.
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