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5 DAYS: AKAGERA SAFARIS

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5 Days

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Daily Tour

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2 people

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Overview

Akagera National Park lies in eastern Rwanda, hugging the border with Tanzania. It’s characterized by woodland, swamps, low mountains, and savannah. The varied terrain shelters wildlife including zebras, giraffes, elephants, lions and hundreds of bird species, such as the rare shoebill stork. In the southern part of the park, vast Lake Ihema is home to hippos and crocodiles.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tour highlights
  • - kigali city tour
  • - Belgian monument
  • -The Kigali Genocide Memorial
  • - Campaign Against Genocide Museum
  • -Game drive
  • -Birdwatching
  • -Boating

Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome to Rwanda
Day 1: Welcome to Rwanda

Our representative shall be at Kigali Airport to pick you up from your flight to transfer to Hotel des Mille Collines. This hotel is famous for featuring in the tragic movie Hotel Rwanda that was based on the true events of the Genocide.

Day 2: kigali city tour
Day 2: kigali city tour

For Kigali city tour will visit different places like:
Kandt House was the first colonial governor of Rwanda, on behalf of Germany, until the early 1900s. At present, the Kandt House Museum in Kigali comprises three main parts.
The first part presents Rwandan life in all its aspects – social, economic, and political – before the colonial period.
The second part traces the experience of the Rwandan people during the colonial period. Following the Berlin Conference in 1884, the Germans ruled Rwanda until 1916, when the Belgians took over under the League of Nations Mandate after World War I. Richard Kandt’s life and deeds in Rwanda are covered here.
The third part covers the history of Kigali, before, during and after the colonial era. Kigali was made the capital upon independence in 1962.
Camp Belgian monument (Belgium Tomb) is found in Nyarugenge in Kigali Rwanda. The camp is place where the ten Belgian were massacred during the early days of the Rwandan genocide on the 7th of April 1994against the Tutsi, this were working with the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda.

The Kigali Genocide Memorial is an important place of remembrance and learning about the Genocide against the Tutsi. It is through education that we can prevent mass atrocities from occurring in our communities. A number of educations programmes are run by the memorial, both onsite and in communities across Rwanda
A new museum, Campaign Against Genocide Museum, has opened in Kigali at the parliamentary buildings. This museum tells part of the many Rwanda’s sad stories of the yesteryears, of despair, struggling to free a people from the yoke of subjugation, the efforts and the sacrifices that were suffered and written during the time of rescuing the Tutsi from the strangling hands of Interahamwe; the campaign that was started from the parliament buildings and became successful, a “Campaign Against Genocide ” (CAG Museum) was built in the parliamentary compound.
And if time allows will visit vision city, kigali Economic zone etc. ………. Then back to the hotel for relaxing and overnight in Hotel des Mille Colline
Accommodation: Hotel des Mille Colline

Day 3: Transfer to Akagera National Park
Day 3: Transfer to Akagera National Park

After a leisurely breakfast, you will then proceed to Akagera National Park. Akagera National Park is located in the west north of Rwanda near the Tanzania boarder and it covers 1200 km² of savannah west of the Kagera River, in the north-east of Rwanda. The park has a variety of wildlife and is a habitat for over 500 different species of birds. Herds of elephant and buffalo emerge from the woodland to drink at the lakes, while you might stumble across a leopard, a spotted hyena or even a lions.
Giraffe and zebra haunt the savannah, and more than a dozen types of antelope inhabit the park. You will have lunch at Rusizi Tented lodge, then after you will go for boating in Ihema lake to spot the many water birds like Cormorans, Fish eagles and kingfishers Etc.…. and then return to the lodge for relaxation which is the ultimate bush experience.
Accommodation: Rusizi Tented Camp/Akagera game lodge

Day 4: full Game drive
Day 4: full Game drive

Early breakfast, enter the park for Game drives; Akagera is home to a variety of game, and an exciting reserve in which to spend a few days. It offers an interesting contrast to the more mountainous central and western parts of Rwanda.
There are plenty of animals around and the birdlife is quite exceptional. Mammals include a healthy population of Big five Animals, plus 11
species of antelope including Impala, Common Duiker, Defassa, Waterbuck, Bushbuck, Oribi, Cape Eland and the rare Sable Antelope. Hippos are present in impressive numbers in the lakes, and Zebra and Giraffe still roam the more open acacia dotted plains. After game viewing will drive to Karenge bush Camp for relaxation dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Short game Drive and drive to Kigali airport for Departure
Day 5: Short game Drive and drive to Kigali airport for Departure

Very early in the morning will go for a short game drive to spot some animals and birdwatching then back to the camp for Breakfast and relaxation then drive back to kigali for Departure.

Included/Exclude

  • -Transport (4*4)
  • -Accommodation for 4 nights
  • -Meals & soft drinks
  • -Refreshments
  • -Entry fees to Kandt house
  • -Entry fees to Campaign Against Genocide Museum
  • -Entry fees to Akagera
  • -Helicopter evacuation in case of emergency
  • -Guiding
  • -a Travel Pillow
  • -Air Tickets
  • -Visas
  • -Tips
  • -Personal expenses

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