Day 1: Friday.
Leave Kigali in the evening for Rwamagana with stopovers on the way where you will be getting lectures on some of the hot spots along this beautiful terrain characterized by rolling hills that represent much of the Eastern Province (Umutara w’ inka n’ bantu).
O/N: Dereva Hotel. (F B).
Day 2: Saturday.
After an early breakfast, leave for Akagera National Park. A game drive in the park in search of a variety of a wide range of game including the Savannah Elephants (Inzovu), Hippos (Invubu), Defassa Waterbuck (Indonyi), Topi (Inyemera), Oribi (Isirabo), Statunga (Inzobe), Wathorg (Isatura) and so many others. Bird life is also rich in Akagera where by you will have a chance of learning something about birds, their names, habits, habitat, calls and many other behaviors.
Akagera National Park was named after the river that runs along its eastern boundary; The Park is Rwanda’s famous Savanna reserve. In comparison to the rest of the country, the area is relatively warm and low-lying, and plains support a cover of dense, broad-leafed woodland with lighter acacia woodland and patches of rolling grassland studded eloquently with stands of the superficially cactus-like Euphorbia candelabra shrubs.
The west of the plains lays a chain of low mountains, which reach the elevation between 1,600m and 1,825m above Sea level. The eastern part of the park supports a vast wetland. The mighty Akagera River feeds a complex of a dozen of lakes linked by extensive papyrus swamps and winding water.
Poaching in this area has greatly reduced wildlife populations in recent years but with the current strict conservation measures, the animal population is regenerating and even those animals that became extinct such as the Cheetahs, Gazelles and Rhinos are going to be re-introduced to the park while the Lion population that had drastically declined due to the conflict with the returned Cattle keepers is also going to be increased. What was formerly the north of the park is now a settlement area for returned 1994 cattle keeping refugees. Long horned Ankole Cattle is far and away the most commonly seen large mammal along the villages neighboring the Park. From it’s original 2500km², the park now has an area of only 1085km² and the rest was used to re-settle the 1994 returned cattle keeping refugees of 1959 and 1961.
O/N Dereva Hotel. (F B).
Day 3: Sunday.
Have a relaxed morning at the Hotel and then transfer to Lake Muhazi where you will have lunch before returning to Kigali.
Jambo Beach, located on the shores of Lake Muhazi offers a variety of both western and traditional dishes and the specialty is fresh fish from the lake while at the Seeds of Hope, is the only place you can have both Fresh and Sour milk (Inshyushyu n’ ikivuguto) served in a tradidionally smoked gourde (Icyansi Cyitiye) sitting in a typical traditional house (Ikigondano) with your legs stretched (Urambije).
After lunch, return to Kigali via Kayonza and Rwamagana.
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