Night Game Drives In Akagera National Park

Night game drives in Akagera national park Rwanda take you about 2 to 3 hours

Night Game Drives In Akagera National Park Rwanda

Night game drives in Akagera national park of Rwanda are the best way to see most of the nocturnal animals. A night game drive in Akagera national park gives you a chance to see nocturnal animals such as hyenas, leopards, bush babies, civets, and several cats. Akagera national park in the eastern side of Rwanda is a good destination for you to look out for so many wildlife animals among which include the big 5 – the African lion, African elephants, rhinos, buffaloes, leopards, and other animals like topis, impalas, zebras, cape eland, giraffes, reedbucks, kobs, bushbucks, and over 550 different bird species including the rare shoebill stork. Vervet monkeys, olive baboons, bush babies are common primates in Akagera national park.

Akagera national park covers an area of 1,112 sq. km making it one of the vast savanna parks in Africa. It was gazetted in 1934 making it one of the oldest national parks in Africa. From Kigali capital city to Akagera national park takes you 2 – 3 hours.

Night game drives in Akagera national park Rwanda take you about 2 to 3 hours and we recommend you to use a good and comfortable 4-wheel safari car. Akagera national park night game drive is one of the best-guided safari experiences and tourists are accompanied by professional driver guides from the park. In Uganda, game drives can be done in Murchison national park one of the most famous national parks in Uganda.

Other tourism activities in Akagera national park include game drives, birding, sport fishing, boat cruise, nature walk, cultural tours, and much more.

Akagera national park entrance fees

Akagera national park entrance fees for east African community citizens is $7.5 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 – 12, east African community residents $35 adults, $20 children ages 6 – 12 and lastly international tourists $50 adults, $30 children ages 6 – 12. Vehicles are charged differently depending on the type and size. Vehicle / minibus – east African community registered $12, omnibus / bus / Overlander – east African community registered $24, vehicle / omnibus – foreign-registered $40 and omnibus / bus / Overlander – foreign-registered 100.

Best time to visit Akagera national park

Night game drives in Akagera national park can be done at any time of the year. However, the best time to visit Akagera national park is during the dry season which happens in June July August September, December, January, and February. During the dry season, the trails are drier and passable using a good and comfortable 4-wheel safari car. It’s also possible for you to do a night game drive in Akagera national park in the wet season. The wet season is the time when there is heavy rainfall in Akagera national park and it happens in March, April, May, October, and November.

Where to stay in Akagera national park

There is a lot of accommodation around Akagera national park and these range from luxury to mid-range to budget. These include Magashi Tented Camp, Ruzizi Tented Lodge, Akagera Game Lodge, and Karenge bush camp.

Getting to Akagera national park

Akagera national park is situated on the eastern side of Rwanda about a 2 – 3 hours’ drive from Kigali international airport. The park can be accessed by road transport in a good and comfortable 4-wheel safari car or by air transport using a helicopter from Kigali international park to Akagera.

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