5 Days Rwanda Wildlife & Gorillas
This 5 Days Rwanda Wildlife & Gorillas Safari is a trip that will lead you to to visit the Akagera National Park for a big game viewing experience and bird watching tours. In Akagera National Park, you will see herds of elephants, buffalos, lions, Masai giraffe, gazelles, impala, baboons, oribi, Butchel’s zebra, topi, bush baby, leopard, and bushbucks. Amazingly, the trip also lets you experience the lifetime adventure of gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park which is a climax of any Rwanda Safari.
5 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari Highlights
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Things to do and see at Akagera National Park:
Game Drives and Nature Walks in Akagera National Park:
A game drive is like unwrapping a present – each game drive hold new surprises as nature reveals its treasures in the form of scenic wonders, Wildlife such as Elephants, Buffaloes, Antelopes such Topi or Elands, Burchell Zebras, Maasai Giraffes, Savannah Birds, Monkeys, Leopards, Civets, Hyenas, Lions, Serval Cats, Rhinos, and more.
Game drives mean that you are accompanied by a Guide who is knowledgeable about the flora and fauna found in the park.
While on game drives one should stay within the vehicle unless the park guide sees it as safe to get out and take a look around.
For longer game drives take a snack or lunch from the lodge and in our case, we will an ample supply of drinking water for you.
Guided Nature Walks including Birding Walks can also be taken at Akagera National Park – Rwanda.
Nocturnal – Night Game Drives – Akagera National Park:
Nocturnal – Night Game Drives are most exciting as you venture out with spotlights to see the creatures of the night found in Akagera National Park.
A nocturnal drive through Akagera Park is quite different from the day – at night there is a good opportunity to see the predators on the prowl looking for dinner.
You might see a few leopards, a Lion, serval cats, civets, lions, hyenas all out during the night.
One drives quite slow during the nocturnal drive in order not to miss wildlife. even nocturnal birds and bushbabies their large eyes.
A nocturnal drive is about 2 hours in length and gives you a different perspective of Akagera National Park at night.
Birding in Akagera National Park:
Akagera National Park is one place that is not to be missed by Birders along with Nyungwe Forest National Park. There are over 520 species of bird species that are found in Akagera National Park.
Birders who come to Akagera National Park are impressed by what they find, in particular the variety of birds and abundance of birds found in the park, ranging from water to forest and including Savannah and migratory bird species – many of them endemic to the park – plus extremely rare species are also as for example the threatened papyrus gonolek which you will find in the papyrus swamps s. the localized red-faced barbes, the flycatcher, and one can be pretty sure that one just might spot the elusive shoebill stork while birding in Akagera National Park.
Akagera National Park is simply a birders paradise.
Fishing for Tilapia and Catfish on Lake Shakani – Akagera National Park:
One thing that might be a bit out of the ordinary is fishing along the shores of Lake Shakani – you will hear the snorts of Hippos and the cry of water birds and hopefully, the only other noise will be the sound of a fish on your line.
Fishing anywhere is enjoyable – at Akagera you have the added pleasure of being in the African Wild – wildlife in the distance – hippos – and water birds all around you.
You might visit Akagera National Park while a fishing tournament is on – which would put you into the good company of fellow anglers.
The good news at Akagera National Park is that you get to keep your fish if you have confidence in your angling skill – you might want to start a fire and get ready to roast your catch just in time for lunch.
Boating Safaris on Lake Ihema – Akagera National Park:
Boating Safaris are normally the highlight of a visit to a park in East Africa and so it is with a boating safari on Lake Ihema in Akagera National Park.
Lake Ihema has one of the largest concentration of hippos in East Africa and it certainly is a sight to behold and so are the very large crocodiles that you will find along the shores of the lake.
There are also countless of water birds you will find while on a boating safari on Lake Ihema and hopefully, you will spot a Shoebill Stork.
Other animals such as Elephants find their way to the lake to water and to bathe and you have the opportunity to get closer to them than you would in a vehicle on a game drive.
A boating safari on Lake Ihema adds05 that bit extra to your time in Akagera National Park.