3 Days Akagera Wildlife Photography Tour Rwanda: Exploring the Wild of Rwanda

Are you a wildlife enthusiast and passionate about photography? Look no further than Akagera National Park in Rwanda, a hidden gem in the heart of East Africa. This 3 days akagera Photography safari itinerary will guide you through an unforgettable wildlife photography tour, allowing you to capture breathtaking moments in the picturesque landscapes of Akagera. Get ready to embark on an adventure that will immerse you in the beauty of Rwanda’s wildlife.

Welcome to Akagera National Park, a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers alike. Located in eastern Rwanda, Akagera is known for its diverse ecosystems, including savannahs, lakes, swamps, and rolling hills. This unique combination of landscapes provides abundant opportunities to capture stunning photographs of a wide range of wildlife species. Book our 3 Days Akagera photography safari and have the best photography experience in Rwanda’s Akagera National Park.

Safari Highlights: 3 Days Akagera Photography Safari

  • Day #1: Arrival in Kigali & Transfer to Akagera National Park | Start of 3 Days Akagera photography safati
  • Day #2: Safari in the Northern Circuit ( Game Drives)
  • Day #3: Southbound Adventure & Departure | End of 3 Days Akagera photography safari

Detailed Safari Itinerary: 3 Days Akagera Photography Safari

Day #1: Arrival in Kigali and Transfer to Akagera National Park

  • Morning Game Drive

Your 3 days Akagera photography safari adventure begins with an early morning game drive in the eastern plains of Akagera. Accompanied by experienced guides, you’ll have the opportunity to photograph magnificent creatures such as elephants, giraffes, zebras, and antelopes. Be prepared to witness the raw beauty of nature unfolding before your lens.

  • Boat Safari on Lake Ihema

In the afternoon, embark on a boat safari on Lake Ihema. This scenic lake is a paradise for birdwatchers and offers incredible opportunities for capturing avian species in their natural habitat. Keep your camera ready to photograph vibrant kingfishers, majestic fish eagles, and graceful African jacanas gliding across the water.

  • Sunset Photography Session

As the day draws to a close, head to a strategic viewpoint within the park to capture the mesmerizing African sunset. The golden hues reflecting off the tranquil landscapes of Akagera create a magical atmosphere, providing the perfect backdrop for your photography skills.

Day #2: Safari in the Northern Circuit

  • Game Drive in the Nyungwe Forest

On the second day, venture into the northern circuit of Akagera National Park. Here, you'll encounter a diverse range of wildlife, including lions, buffalos, hippos, and crocodiles. The Nyungwe Forest is also home to elusive leopards, offering a thrilling opportunity to capture these majestic creatures through your lens.

  • Photography Workshop and Critique

In the afternoon, participate in a photography workshop led by a professional wildlife photographer. Learn valuable techniques and tips to enhance your wildlife photography skills, from composition and lighting to capturing the perfect moment. Engage in constructive critiques to refine your shots and take your photography to the next level.

  • Night Safari Experience

As the sun sets, embark on a night safari experience, which presents a whole new realm of photographic opportunities. Armed with spotlights and guided by experts, you'll have the chance to photograph nocturnal animals such as hyenas, genets, and bushbabies. Capture the mystery and intrigue of the African wilderness under the starlit sky.

Day #3: Southbound Adventure

  • Exploring the Southern Plains

On the final day, venture into the southern plains of Akagera, known for its vast open grasslands and thriving wildlife populations. Capture the essence of the African savannah as you photograph herds of impalas, elands, and topis against the backdrop of sweeping panoramas. This region offers a remarkable opportunity to capture iconic African wildlife scenes.

  • Bushwalk and Tracking Experience

Engage in a guided bushwalk and tracking experience to get closer to the wildlife and witness their behaviors firsthand. Accompanied by experienced rangers, learn about animal tracks, signs, and behavior patterns. Capture intimate moments as you photograph animals in their natural habitats, telling compelling stories through your images.

  • Farewell and Departure

As your 3 days Akagera photography safari in Akagera National Park comes to an end, bid farewell to the captivating landscapes and magnificent creatures that have filled your memory cards. Cherish the unforgettable moments and the skills you’ve acquired during your journey.

Safari inclusions

Park entry fees & taxes

Game drives & Boat cruise fees

Bottled drinking water on board

4×4 safari vehicle

Knowledgeable English-speaking driver-guide

1-night accommodation

Meals as indicated in the itinerary

Safari Exclusions

International flight fares & visas to Uganda

Drinks (alcohol and other beverages)

Personal purchases


Any other changes to the itinerary

Trip Route to Akagera National Park from Kigali