Helicopter Flights In Akagera National Park Rwanda

Akagera is located and perched on the eastern side of Rwanda along the borders with Tanzania.

Helicopter Flights In Akagera National Park Rwanda

Get to Akagera national park using a helicopter- Use helicopter flights for a memorable wildlife safari in Rwanda to see giraffes, lions, rhinos, zebras, impalas, sitatungas, buffaloes, elephants, and a variety of different bird species. Akagera is located and perched on the eastern side of Rwanda along the borders with Tanzania. The park is named after the River Akagera which flows the eastern boundary and feeds into lakes such as Lake Ihema.

Akagera national park with its so many lakes, rivers, swamps, savannah plains, and stunning hills combines to make Akagera national park amongst the most scenic biodiversity reverse anywhere in Africa.

Getting to Akagera national park is just a two hours’ drive from Kigali city. The park covers an area of 1,100 sq. km with a lot of wildlife.

Description of helicopters flying to Akagera national park

Agusta (AW139)

The Agusta Aw139 is a market–leading intermediate twin-engine helicopter manufactured in 2010 by an Italian manufacturer Agusta known as Agusta Leonardo. The benchmark for safety designs, productivity, and performance capabilities in challenging multi-role operations in the entire world.

Seats 5

Maximum weight 550kgs for both body and luggage weight

Augusta (A109S)

The Agusta is a light six–seat engine multi–purpose helicopter made by an Italian manufacturer Agusta as of today known as Agusta Leonaldo in 2010. This helicopter type is mostly used by passengers and emergency medical service by civil operators

Pilots gain from a full glass cockpit, which reduced workload, enhances situational awareness as well as excellent visibility. The helicopter features a spacious, rapidly reconfigurable, modular cabin for multirole versatility, cocoon–type, high strength airframe as well as crash-resistant systems for the comfort of passengers and their safety.

Seats 6

Maximum weight 380 kg for both luggage and body weight

Augusta AW119MKII

The Augusta AW119MKII is a high-performance single-engine helicopter made for 6 passengers. With the latest technology, state-of-the-art safety features, and enhanced stability augmentation system.

This aircraft is mostly used for passenger transportation and civil operators for emergency medical service.

Seats 6

Maximum weight 380 kg for both body and luggage weight

Robinson (R44)

Robinson (R44) is a three-seat single-engine produced by an American manufacturer called Robinson. It has a Lycoming IO – 540 injected, angle – valve, tuned – induction engine which eliminates the need for the heat carburetor. The standard 28 – volt electric system ensures good beginning performance in cold and wet climates, and provides an added electrical power of optional equipment.

Robinson (R44) helicopters provide excellent reliability, altitude performance, and responsive handling, making them the best helicopters for business, private, and utility applications. 

Seat 3

Maximum weight 180kg for both body and luggage weight

For tourists that wish to combine their visit to other national parks can book their helicopter flights to volcanoes national park for gorilla trekking or golden monkey trekking tours in Rwanda. You can also take a helicopter flight to Nyungwe forest national park for chimpanzee trekking, colobus monkey trekking, nature walks as well as canopy walks. 

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