1 Days 0 Nights Big 5 Game Safari in Akagera National Park Rwanda from USD 435


Embark on an unforgettable 1-day Big Game safari in Akagera National Park, Rwanda, and immerse yourself in the untamed wilderness of this remarkable landscape. Spanning 1,200 square kilometers, the park is a treasure trove of natural wonders, with Ihema Lake as its glittering centerpiece, surrounded by nine other picturesque lakes.

As you venture through the park's diverse landscapes, be prepared to encounter an abundance of wildlife, including the legendary Big Five - lions, elephants, buffalo, rhinos, and leopards. Our expert tour guides, with years of experience and in-depth knowledge, will lead you on an exhilarating journey to witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.

Ihema Lake, one of the largest in Rwanda, offers a breathtaking backdrop for your safari. Home to a thriving ecosystem, you'll have the opportunity to spot hippos basking in the sun, crocodiles lurking in the waters, and a myriad of bird species gracing the shores.

Beyond Ihema Lake, Akagera boasts nine other lakes, each with its unique charm. From the serene beauty of Lake Shakani to the vibrant birdlife of Lake Rwanyakizinga, each lake offers a different facet of the park's diversity.

The park's rich biodiversity extends to its mammalian inhabitants. Apart from the Big Five, Akagera is home to giraffes, zebras, warthogs, and various antelope species. The elusive big cats, including  lions and hyenas, also roam these vast landscapes.

Our experienced tour guides are not only skilled in spotting wildlife but are also passionate about conservation. They will share their vast knowledge of the park's ecosystems, animal behavior, and ongoing conservation efforts, leaving you with a profound appreciation for this delicate balance of nature.

Join us for an extraordinary 1-day Big Game safari in Akagera National Park. Witness the beauty of Ihema Lake and the enchantment of the nine other lakes, encounter the majestic Big Five, and gain insights from our dedicated guides. This safari promises an unforgettable adventure filled with the wonders of nature. Book now to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.



  • 6:00 AM: Our guide will pick you up from your hotel in Kigali, and you'll embark on an early morning drive to Akagera National Park.
  • 9:00 AM: Arrive at the park entrance, complete registration, and begin your thrilling game drive. As you venture into the park, you'll be captivated by the stunning landscapes of savannahs, woodlands, and grasslands.


  • 11:00 AM: Enjoy a mid-morning break and refreshments amidst the breathtaking vistas of Mutumba Hills. The fresh air and peaceful surroundings will rejuvenate your senses.


  • 12:00 PM: Resume your game drive, and as you traverse through the Nyagihanga Circuit, keep an eye out for graceful giraffes gracefully feeding from tall acacia trees. The sighting of these elegant creatures is a sight to behold.


  • 1:30 PM: Savor a delicious picnic lunch at the shores of Lake Shakani. While enjoying your meal, you may spot hippos bathing or basking in the sun, creating an unforgettable sight.


  • 2:30 PM: Continue your game drive towards the southern part of the park, where you'll be thrilled to see herds of majestic elephants wandering in their natural habitat. Keep an eye out for buffalo herds, who are often seen grazing on the savannah.

Lake Ihema:

  • 4:00 PM: Visit the shores of Lake Ihema, the largest in the park. Witness the spectacle of hippos grazing and lazing in the shallows, while crocodiles glide stealthily through the water.


  • 5:30 PM: As the sun begins to set, head towards the Akagera Game Lodge area, where you may be fortunate enough to spot lions lazing under the shade of trees or on the prowl for their next meal.


  • 7:00 PM: Return to Kigali with cherished memories of your close encounters with the Big Five - lions, elephants, buffalo, rhinos, and leopards, and other wildlife, including graceful antelopes, topi, gazelles, and warthogs. The feeling of awe and wonder will linger in your heart, making this a safari adventure you'll never forget.

This action-packed itinerary allows you to experience the diverse landscapes and wildlife of Akagera National Park, leaving you with a sense of amazement and a deeper appreciation for the beauty and wilderness of Rwanda.


  • 1. Park Entrance Fees
  • 2. Private Transportation
  • 3. Meals ( Lunch)
  • 4. English/ French Speaking Guide
  • 5. Airport Transfers

  • Exclusions

  • 1. Hotels
  • 2. Flight Ticket
  • 3. Personal Shopping
  • 4. Laundry but this can be arranged on a fee

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