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Akagera National Park

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Full-Day Akagera National Park Safari from Kigali
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for two nights at Ruzizi Tented lodge and restricted our visit to the middle and Southern areas of the park during our stay. He had hired a 4x4 vehicle for our holiday and used this to self-drive around the park. It should be...More

Thank T-SGlobetrotters
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park has an idyllic setting and has loads on offer. The park has recently introduced lion and black rhino, thus hosts the big 5. This is not the only reason to visit the park as it boasts a large variety of abundant game. Lake...More

Thank Carl H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My group of four visited Akagera National Park as part of a 13 day safari with Gorilla Trek Africa. Our guide, Sam Elliott, took us on a late afternoon game drive in the southern section of the park and an early morning game drive in...More

Thank mqduke
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our favorite place in Rwanda to camp and enjoy the wilderness. now with the big 5 and plenty of other animals and different landscape. very well managed park.

Thank FredericDakar
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

The visit to Akegera park was good, but the guide was not at all well prepared, not equipped with proper necessary materials. Our vehicle was wedged in the mud and we waited there for almost 3 hours, no one came to rescue us from the...More

Thank Mehwish S
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I had a very good visit last August to Akagera National Park. The guides were very good and knowledgeable. I learned a lot. I saw first hand elephants in the wild with their defenses (in the zoo, they no longer have them). We were almost...More

1  Thank deboraflowers
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We visited for a day from Kigali, leaving our hotel at 5am and returning at 4pm. The cost of a driver for the two of us was $200, plus you have to pay park entrance of $40/person and $40 for a guide. So total cost...More

1  Thank ajs245
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

...and it was ok. Though a higher 4x4 is preferable. Ours were low which the car company said was no problem with in Akagera. Roads there, even the 'main roads' are bumpy and there are high bits on a lot of parts. After rainfall you...More

2  Thank dennis a
Reviewed 19 February 2017

It is located in East of Rwanda. It is very attractive by its flora and fauna different with others from other regions of Rwanda. Recently they introduced lions and they planned to introduce also rhinos as currently they are not. So After It will have...More

2  Thank oscar u
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This was my first safari and Akagera is still rebuilding to compete with the parks in Kenya and Tanzania. With that being said the staff and guides were great and we spent a wonderful day exploring the park. We got up close and personal with...More

2  Thank Brendan K
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Sandrine H
Do you have to have tour guides with you to go to any national parks even if you don't want to see gorillas?
21 May 2017|
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Response from GoldenRw | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sandrine, I can advise you to hire a guide to be sure for your safety, Normal those they have all information regarding next day spots so if you have them it help you much and they even advise how you have to behavior... More
Hi, Ive read that you cannot enter the park without a guide, i am curious though, myself and my partner are wanting to camp at the three basic campsites ( bringing our own tent) as this can be done in the park, but what happens if you need to be with a ranger/guide do they camp with you? if so are you expected to pay for them?
19 January 2017|
Response from gill1312 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We didn't camp inside the park but we did meet a group of campers who were on their own. There is a small area which is fenced with electric fencing and provides a BBQ area and toilet/washing facilities. You can get... More