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Game drive in Akagera

Game drive in Akagera

Game drive in Akagera allows to meet the animals in the wild to see how they make their daily life. Akagera National Park is a beautiful and diverse national park located in eastern Rwanda. One of the best ways to experience the park’s wildlife and natural scenery is through a game drive. The Akagera National Park is home to a variety of animals including the big five animals namely: Lions, Rhinoceros, Buffalo, Elephant and Leopard. Other animals you will see on your game drive in Akagera National Park include zebras, hippos, crocodiles, and many species of birds. The park’s varied landscape, which includes rolling hills, wetlands, savannas, and woodlands, provides habitats for these animals and makes for a scenic drive.

Game drive in Akagera can be done in the early morning or late afternoon when animals are most active. Visitors can choose to take a guided tour with a knowledgeable ranger, or they can opt to drive themselves through the park. Most of the trips handled by tour operators in Rwanda are assigned with a driver-guides who drive but also guide tourists during the game drive in Akagera. They are professional guides who know all the corners of the park and where to see animals.

Game drive in Akagera can also be combined with other activities. A tourist who is doing a game drive in Akagera can combine it with a boat ride in Ihema Lake which offers opportunities to see animals swallowing water at the Bank of the lake including Hippos, elephants, crocodile, buffalos among others. The boat ride in Ihema lake is scheduled at different times a day as follows: 7:30-8:30 AM, 9:00-10:00 AM, 3:00-4:00 as well as the sunset at 4:30-60 MP. Private boat trips can be organized and are charged at a flat rate for the boat not per person. The private boat can be booked at nonscheduled times between 10:30AM-1:30 PM.

Game drive in Akagera can also be combined with balloon Safaris. This moving balloon in altitude offers opportunities for the animals and the entire park even at places that are not normally attended to by the use of a safari car. The trip in a balloon safari starts very early in the morning to see the late hunters and early risers. It is important to know that on a game drive in Akagera certain rules are observed. Akagera National Park is a protected area that requires no disturbance to the wild. Visitors are requested to stay in designed areas and follow the designated routes and loops in the Park. No wastes are allowed to be left in the Park, no noise, cutting of glasses, fours and trees. All this is meant to protect the park and its habitat.

Game drive in Akagera requires propoer planning to have a memorable experience as you will get to meet the animals in their natural bedding and observe their everyday life as you will find them grazing and feeding themselves in the Park. You can have a one day or multiple days in Akagera. The park has accommodation in different categories from camping, mid-range, luxury and high end properties to accommodate visitors who wish to sleep in the Park and enjoy the wild. This is the king of Akagera Game Lodge, Magashi camp or Ruzizi tented lodge. For a proper planning of your game drive in Akagera, Unique Rwanda Vacations experts as local tour operator will help you to put together everything needed for your trip from designing an itinerary, booking park entrance and activities, choosing an accommodation all that best suits your interests, budget and time. Our Safaris Extended land cruisers customized for such trips will give you comfort during your stay and allow you to take as many pictures as possible through an open roof.

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