Sunset boat safari in Akagera

An evening boat cruise begins at 05:00 pm in Akagera national park

Boat Safari Cruises In Akagera National Park Rwanda

Boat safari cruises in Akagera national park are carried out on lake Ihema which is the largest lake in the park. Boat cruises on lake Ihema take 2 – hours at any time of the day. You will enjoy the cool breeze while on a boat cruise on kale Ihema in Akagera national park surrounded by so many water animals.

Imagine after a small game drive where you will spot animals such as buffaloes, zebras, giraffes, lions, elephants, and different types of antelopes if you are lucky in a boat safari you will see several hippos, crocodiles with a well-trained guide as well as different bird species. A boat cruise on lake Ihema is something you will enjoy and shouldn’t miss out on when you visit Akagera national park.

One lake Ihema, three shifts of boat cruises are organized with one early in the morning the next in the afternoon and lastly, the one in the evening set for tourists to enjoy the park. See the crocodiles, hippos, and water birds. The boat cruise on Akagera national park is $40 per person and a maximum of 11 people is allowed on the boat. You can as well as book a private boat cruise on the lake at any time of the day and this costs $180 to hire a private boat.

The sunset boat safari in Akagera national park

On an evening boat cruise that begins at 05:00 pm, on lake Ihema you will see several water birds such as fish eagles, many large resident Nile crocodiles as well as hippopotamuses.

If you want to explore and discover more about wildlife in Akagera national park, you can hire a guide from the park headquarters, and you’ll love it. Tourists get on a wildlife safari in Akagera national park. From Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda, using a good and comfortable wheel 4×4 safari car you can reach Akagera national park in 2 – 3 hours. The park is just 128km from the city.

We highly recommend you to use a good and comfortable 4×4 safari car while going for guided game drives. Saloon cars are not allowed to do game drives in the car. For those tourists that want self – drive safaris, safari cars are available for hire. Guides from the park are available at the park offices at a fee of $40 for a full day and $25 half days and they will join you on your self-drive game viewing. The park guides are never booked they are on a first come first serve basis unless for special groups such as school trips. Some maps are available at the gate of the park for self-drives.

Rwanda has a lot of things to see from Akagera national park to volcanoes national park famous for mountain gorilla trekking and golden monkeys. Other tourists get extra days in Rwanda and visit Nyungwe forest national park for chimpanzee trekking, colobus trekking not forgetting the canopy walk. Lastly is the newly established Gishwati Mukura with primate watching

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