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Akagera National Park

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Address: Rwanda
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US$653.00*
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Full-Day Akagera National Park Safari from Kigali
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Very good safari and guides

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... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
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New York City, New York
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 attacked by an alpha elephant, because the car behind us got too close and not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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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 of $160/person. We booked this through our hotel. We were lucky to see a herd... More 

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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 sure need better tyres than normal ones. Shame on me i guess.. Me and my... More 

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Kigali Province, Rwanda
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 five big animals. It has security but be carefully with the wild animals like black... More 

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2 Thank oscar u
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99 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 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 herd of elephants, saw never-ending amounts of Zebras, a Hippo family, one crocodile, many amazing... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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53 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

been to this park in august 2016 and really loved the park for the diversity and incredible number of wild life and bird viewing. its almost 3 hours drive frome kigali and definately a worthwhile one. boat trips along the shore was really amazing and delightful to watch some acquatic sightnings.i found its very easy to spot the wild life... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

A beautiful place. Great guide provided by the park HQ and we self-drove with him as a passenger from South to North gate in a day. Our kids (7 and 9) loved it. Great sightings of elephants, hippos, zebras, giraffes, crocs, all kinds of deer, birds and the like. Didn't spot any lions but were busy all day spotting and... More 

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Kigali, Rwanda
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We have been in akagera for 4days and we liked both lodge and park itself service was very nice and we appreciated everything we received.

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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

One of the most special (and oldest) national parks I have ever visited. A jewel located in Rwanda, with a huge chance to experience the wildlife from very close by. The trip from Kigali down to Akagera is also very worthwhile as it leads through the beautiful landscape of Rwanda. Best to visit in the rainy season, when animals are... More 

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Kigali, Rwanda
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5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

We spent a night and we have a wonderful time. We got to see elephants, jirafs, zebras, hipos, cocodriles, bambus, bufalos. The boat trip was worth it too. We went with Uber Luxes Safaris, totally recommende

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