If you're pressed for time or have a long layover in Kigali, the one day trip to Akagera is the perfect way to experience a safari on a short turnaround. Departing from Kigali at 5am, your day trip will have you in Akagera National Park by 8am for a full day of game drive adventures. See the park's elephants, leopards, buffalo, giraffes, zebras, and their newly reintroduced lions. You'll depart from the park in the afternoon and return to Kigali in the early evening.
You'll depart from Kigali at 5am for the drive to Akagera, arriving at 8am. You'll then enjoy a day long game drive through the small but remarkably diverse park. Home to a huge variety of wildlife, including four of the Big Five, Akagera is sure to amaze with its landscapes and how much beauty it packs into a small package. You'll start from the park's southern entrance and make a circuit around the park's lakes, stopping on the highest hills for a nice view of the park. You'll have a picnic lunch within the park before continuing into the northern portion of the park - where the greatest concentration of game can be found. With more than 8,000 large mammals in the park, you ought to have plenty of opportunities to snap photos before returning to Kigali in the early evening.