Rwanda Safari Tours

A guide to Rwanda safari tours, things to do, attractions, where to stay and travel information.   The Republic of Rwanda, also known as the land of the hills, is located in Eastern Africa and is bordered by Uganda in the North, Democratic Republic of Congo in the West, Tanzania in the East and Burundi in the south. Rwanda is the fourth smallest country in the world measuring about 26,300 square kilometers and is landlocked and mountainous. It is due to this that it is nicknamed “the land of a thousand hills”. With a population of 1.13million people (as per 2013 statistics), Rwanda is the most densely populated…

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Nyungwe Safari Rwanda

NYUNGWE FOREST NATIONAL PARK Nyungwe forest National Park is one of the eye catching biological montane forests in Africa. It is located in south western Rwanda with the Albertine rift valley at the boarder of Burundi with various ecosystems and a home of a number of primate species like the chimpanzees, colobus monkeys and others. It is second after the home of Gorillas Volcanoes national park. It was established in 2004 and officially protected in 2005 by the Rwanda Development Board, of which it is the biggest high-altitude rainforest in East Africa and it covers approximately 1019 square kilometers though it is said that it covers approximately 970…

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Akagera Game Lodge Rwanda

Akagera game lodge has got many rooms including singles, doubles, as well as twin rooms. There are also family as well as executive suites plus the luxury cottages. Each of the rooms has got a private verandah which offers fantastic views that overlook Lake Ihema. The guests can also enjoy the very beautiful sights of the sun that sets over from the distant horizon, in the comfort of their rooms.   The akagera game lodge rooms are mostly decorated in an African style touch and each of these rooms has got beds, satellite TV, a chair and a desk. The interior décor of each room has been carefully…

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3 Day Safari Akagera National Park Rwanda

3 Day Wildlife Tour in Akagera National Park Tour overview Akagera National park covers an area of 2500 square kilometers that is covered with savannah as well as beautiful scenery and also represents an African wildlife tour without the crowds and you visit Rwanda and this is park that should not be missed. On your 3 day safari to Akagera , you will spot over 500 birds, elephants, zebras, leopards, buffaloes, lions, hyenas, giraffes as well as sitatungas antelopes.   Tour highlights Day 1: Transfer to Akagera National park Day 2: Game drive in Akagera national Park Day 3: Transfer back to Kigali Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Transfer…

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Lions Of Akagera National Park Rwanda

lions of Akagera National Park of Rwanda We also feel that Rwanda is one of the most spectacular and it’s surely a remarkable country on the African continent and unconditionally love travelling there. One of the most extraordinary stories in the gem of a country and is the story of Akagera National park and its lions. Now although Rwanda’s other two national parks Volcanoes national park with its mountain gorillas and Nyungwe national parks and its chimpanzees. This often gets top billing you must visit all the 3 of the country’s very different national parks. Akagera national park is so stunning and even more outstanding.   In the…

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Ruzizi Tented Lodge

This is also a small luxury tented camp and has 7 en suite tents that are patched on the forest shores of Lake Ihema and each of the tents is well protected by the large palms and trees. The tents were also placed on both sides of the grass thatched main structure that homes the reception area, the lounge, bar and dining area. There are also walk ways with wooden boards that connects each of the tents to the reception area. Its powered using a solar energy and the camp has electricity and hot running water. This lodge was constructed and was started in January 2012 and was…

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Karenge Bush Camp Akagera

Situated in Akagera National Park, the seasonal Karenge Bush camp is also set up two times in the year and removed out, and leaving no trace of its being. Just between this campsite and the lodge is a Karenge and it aims to leave a light footprint on the earth, echoed in the name Karenge that means little foot. It was named after the river that flows along its eastern boundary and the park has got a diverse land scape as well as fantastic biodiversity. Whether on day or night game drives, you can keep an eye on the eland, topis, giraffes, impalas, sable and roan antelope, zebras,…

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Game Drives Akagera

About the Game Drives These are the main attraction to the park and you can be part of an organized safari with a drier and a guide or you can get more adventurous and then drive yourself in your own vehicle. The EAC /Rwandan registered cars at $7 and $25 or the foreign registered cars plus double for the safari vehicles or the buses. By driving yourself, it will be more fun and you will not know where to look for the animals from and this might be more annoying. Luckily, you can also hire a guide to come along with you at only $25 for half day…

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The friends of Akagera & The Akagera Management Company

The government partner Within 1997, as you follow the Rwanda Civil war, part of the national park was moved as farm land for the returning refugees, and was left smaller at 1,122km. The war had also taken its toll on the national park, completely destroying Akagera’s wildlife as well as spreading out its lion population.  This combined with the highest population density in Africa, means that Rwanda had also suffered wide spread biodiversity loss. In the late year of 2009, the African parks also signed a combined management agreement with the Rwanda Development Board that established the Akagera Management Company (AMC) in 2010 with the board members from…

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