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4 Days Akagera Wildlife, Boat & Hot Air Ballooning Safari

Take part in this 4 Days Akagera National Park Safari where you get involved in viewing wildlife through game drives, boat cruises and hot air balloon tours. During these experiences, be sure to meet lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, giraffes, antelopes, warthogs, hippos, crocodiles, and hyenas to mention but a few.

Enjoy the city-based attractions like the daily local markets, art centers, Kigali genocide memorial grounds, milk bar and different museums. Each activity will take about 3 hours but this will be rewarding and memorable since the savannah plains will be well explored and discovered.

Detailed Itinerary.

Day 1: Transfer to Akagera National Park

Leave Kigali city after a pickup and head to Akagera National Park which is located at the border of Tanzania. Getting its name from the Akagera river that runs on the border, the park is home to the big five animals and rare bird species like the shoebill storks.

You have an option of taking an evening game drive to begin adventuring the savannah plains, or just head to the lodge for your dinner and relax.

Day 2: Game drive and boat cruise

Have a blast time during this time as you explore the beautiful Akagera plains through a morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema. Spot different wildlife while taking part in this unique adventure such as lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, hippos, warthogs, zebras, crocodiles, birds like the rare shoebill stork, antelopes like bush backs, waterbucks, Jackson hartebeests, duikers and others. Return to the lodge for your accommodations.

Day 3: Hot air balloon ride in Akagera National Park.

Another adventure will begin after breakfast and this will be accompanied by a short game drive to and from the starting point of a hot-air ballooning safari. This experience is all about having an aerial view of the endless Savanah plains with its inhabitants. Spot wild animals feeding, quenching their thirst, birds flying in the air and after the experience have a glass of champagne or juice. The hot air ballooning adventure takes about 2 hours but of great memories while taking aerial photos.

Day 4: Depart to Kigali, city tour and departure.

Leave Akagera National Park in the morning and depart to Kigali city with a short city tour where places like Belgian peace makers monument, art museum, local markets will be visited. Different foodstuffs including fresh and dried ones, clothes and electronics can be purchased.

Visit Kigali genocide memorial grounds, a historical place where over thousands of Rwandan Tutsis were brutally murdered, then visit different art centers to purchase some handmade crafts to take home as souvenirs. Be dropped at the airport and this will be the end of the tour.

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