Akagera National Park and Lake Kivu Getaway 5 Days


Akagera National Park and Lake Kivu Getaway 5 Days

Experience the best of Rwanda’s natural beauty on this 5-day getaway with Napanda Safaris. Embark on an unforgettable adventure as you explore the remarkable Akagera National Park and relax by the stunning Lake Kivu. This carefully curated itinerary offers a perfect blend of wildlife encounters, breathtaking landscapes, and cultural immersion. Discover the hidden gems of Rwanda and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Day to day


Upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our representative and transferred to Akagera National Park. Enjoy a scenic drive through Rwanda's picturesque countryside, filled with lush greenery and rolling hills. Upon arrival, check in to your lodge and take some time to relax.

In the afternoon, embark on a thrilling game drive in Akagera National Park, known for its diverse wildlife population. Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of elephants, giraffes, zebras, buffaloes, antelopes, and a variety of bird species. The park's stunning landscapes, including lakes, swamps, and savannahs, provide a picturesque backdrop to your wildlife adventure. After the game drive, return to your lodge for a delicious dinner and a well-deserved rest.

Start your day with a scrumptious breakfast before heading out for a full day of game drives in Akagera National Park. With the guidance of expert rangers, explore the park's different ecosystems, including the lakeshores, wetlands, and acacia woodlands. Marvel at the beauty of Lake Ihema and its surrounding wildlife-rich habitats.

Throughout the day, you'll have the opportunity to spot a wide range of animals, including lions, leopards, hyenas, hippos, crocodiles, and various species of primates. Capture the breathtaking views and wildlife encounters with your camera and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature. After an exhilarating day, return to your lodge for dinner and a comfortable overnight stay.

After breakfast, bid farewell to Akagera National Park and embark on a scenic drive to Lake Kivu, one of Africa's Great Lakes. The journey will take you through picturesque landscapes, rural villages, and rolling hills, providing an opportunity to experience the local culture and traditions.

Upon reaching Lake Kivu, check in to your lakeside resort and enjoy a refreshing welcome drink. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure, relaxing by the lake or exploring the nearby town. Take a dip in the crystal-clear waters, soak up the sun on the sandy beaches, or indulge in optional water sports activities such as kayaking or paddleboarding. In the evening, savor a delicious dinner while admiring the stunning sunset over the lake.

After breakfast, embark on an exciting boat excursion to one of the islands on Lake Kivu. Discover the natural beauty of the islands as you explore their pristine beaches and lush vegetation. Engage with the local communities and learn about their traditional fishing techniques, music, and dance.

Enjoy a picnic lunch on one of the islands, surrounded by breathtaking views of the lake and the surrounding landscapes. Immerse yourself in the local culture, interact with the friendly residents, and gain a deeper understanding of Rwanda's heritage.

In the afternoon, return to your resort and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Take advantage of the resort's facilities, go for a swim, or simply relax and enjoy the tranquility of Lake Kivu. Indulge in a delightful dinner featuring local Rwandan flavors before retiring to your comfortable accommodation.

After a leisurely breakfast, check out from your resort and embark on a scenic drive back to Kigali. En route, visit the iconic Rwanda Genocide Memorial, a place of remembrance and reflection. Learn about the history of the genocide and pay tribute to the lives lost.

Following the visit, enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Kigali. Afterward, our representative will transfer you to Kigali International Airport for your departure flight, marking the end of your unforgettable Akagera National Park and Lake Kivu getaway.


  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation as mentioned or similar
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • All park fees and permits
  • Game drives and boat excursions as mentioned
  • Cultural tours and visits to attractions as mentioned
  • Bottled water during the safari


  • International and domestic flights
  • Visa fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
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