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2-Day Akagera National Park Big Five Wildlife Safari

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2-Day Akagera National Park Big Five Wildlife Safari

Akagera National Park, Rwanda’s only savannah national park where game drives take place. This safari will feature game drives which offer opportunities to watch the big mammals that live here. These include zebras, hippos, giraffes, zebras, buffaloes, lions among others. There is a possibility of seeing the big five animals in two days since lions and black rhinos were recently re-introduced.

Day 1: Transfer to Akagera national park – Afternoon boat safari on Lake Ihema

Today, early in the morning after breakfast, your guide will come to brief you about your safari and after the briefing, he will drive you to Akagera National Park from Kigali. The drive offers stunning views and you will have some stopovers for photo moments.

 

Upon arrival in the park, you will go for a short guided game drive. You will then check into your lodge, have lunch and after lunch, you will go for an afternoon boat trip on Lake Ihema. You will watch lots of hippos and crocodiles, some basking on the shores of the lake. Look out for beautiful birds like fish eagles, kingfishers, cormorants among others. You will return to the lodge wait for your night game and back for dinner and overnight.

 

Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Ruzizi tented camp – Luxury.

 

Main Destination:

Akagera National Park

Accommodation:

Ruzizi Tented Lodge

Luxury tented camp located inside Akagera NP

Meals & Drinks:

All meals included

Drinks not included

 

Day 2: Game drive in Akagera national park

Today you will wake up early, have early breakfast and then head out into the park for a guided game drive. The park is home To different animals like Elephants, Giraffes, Buffaloes, different Antelope species, and recently the re-introduced Lions and Rhinos. The park is also a bird watchers haven with over 500 bird species.

The game drive will take about 6 hours. So you will leave the lodge with packed lunch. You will have a game drive en route to Kigali. You will arrive late in the evening

 

Journey Time: 2 ½ hours

Meal Plan: Breakfast and lunch

Accommodation: Not inclusive.

 

Main Destination:

Akagera National Park

Accommodation:

No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks:

Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)

Drinks not included

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.

You’ll be dropped off at the airport.

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    Departure & Return Location

    John F.K. International Airport (Google Map)

    Departure Time

    3 Hours Before Flight Time

    Price Includes

    • Air fares
    • 3 Nights Hotel Accomodation
    • Tour Guide
    • Entrance Fees
    • All transportation in destination location

    Price Excludes

    • Guide Service Fee
    • Driver Service Fee
    • Any Private Expenses
    • Room Service Fees

    Complementaries

    • Umbrella
    • Sunscreen
    • T-Shirt
    • Entrance Fees
    What to Expect

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    Itinerary

    Day 1 Arrive in Zürich, Switzerland

    We’ll meet at 4 p.m. at our hotel in Luzern (Lucerne) for a “Welcome to Switzerland” meeting. Then we’ll take a meandering evening walk through Switzerland’s most charming lakeside town, and get acquainted with one another over dinner together. Sleep in Luzern (2 nights). No bus. Walking: light.

    Day 2Zürich–Biel/Bienne–Neuchâtel–Geneva

    Enjoy an orientation walk of Zurich’s OLD TOWN, Switzerland’s center of banking and commerce. Then, leave Zurich and start your Swiss adventure. You’ll quickly discover that Switzerland isn’t just home to the Alps, but also to some of the most beautiful lakes. First, stop at the foot of the Jura Mountains in the picturesque town of Biel, known as Bienne by French-speaking Swiss, famous for watch-making, and explore the historical center. Next, enjoy a scenic drive to lakeside Neuchâtel, dominated by the medieval cathedral and castle. Time to stroll along the lake promenade before continuing to stunning Geneva, the second-largest city in Switzerland, with its fantastic lakeside location and breathtaking panoramas of the Alps.

    Day 3Enchanting Engelberg

    Our morning drive takes us from Swiss lakes to Swiss Army. At the once-secret Swiss army bunker at Fortress Fürigen, we’ll see part of the massive defense system designed to keep Switzerland strong and neutral. Afterward, a short drive into the countryside brings us to the charming Alpine village of Engelberg, our picturesque home for the next two days. We’ll settle into our lodge then head out for an orientation walk. Our stroll through the village will end at the Engelberg Abbey, a Benedictine monastery with its own cheese-making operation. You’ll have free time to wander back before dinner together. Sleep in Engelberg (2 nights). Bus: 1 hr. Walking: light.

    Day 4Interlaken Area. Excursion to The Jungfrau Massif

    An unforgettable trip to the high Alpine wonderland of ice and snow is the true highlight of a visit to Switzerland. Globus Local Favorite At an amazing 11,332 feet, the JUNGFRAUJOCH is Europe’s highest railway station. Jungfrau’s 13,642-foot summit was first ascended in 1811 and in 1912 the rack railway was opened. There are lots of things to do here: enjoy the ALPINE SENSATION, THE PANORAMA 360° EXPERIENCE, and the ICE PALACE. Also receive your JUNGFRAU PASSPORT as a souvenir to take home with you. The round trip to the “Top of Europe” by MOUNTAIN TRAIN will take most of the day.

    Day 5Lake Geneva and Château de Chillon

    It’s market day in Lausanne! Enjoy browsing and packing a picnic lunch for our 11 a.m. boat cruise on Lake Geneva. A few miles down-shore we’ll dock at Château de Chillon, where we’ll have a guided tour of this delightfully medieval castle on the water. On our way back we’ll take time to peek into the vineyards surrounding Lutry before returning to Lausanne. Boat: 2 hrs. Bus: 1 hr. Walking: moderate.

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