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Cool Shared Day Akagera Game Drive, Daily Departure, Ihema Boat Ride, Lunch



Per person

Akagera game drive, combined with Ihema Lake Boat Ride. We leave Kigali early and drive for an estimated 3.5 hours to reach Akagera National Park. With our local and friendly tour guide, the transport is assured with a 4x4 Toyota Rav4 car with WIFI onboard to keep you connected with your loved ones and the world (***Some spots in the park do not have connectivity***). 
The game-drive is spiced with the stunning one-hour Ihema boat ride.
Spend the entire day through the park to depart back and reach Kigali in the evening. Akagera National Park has a diversity of wildlife including buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, zebras, impalas and many others. After a long time being extinct, the black rhinos and lions have recently been restocked though their sighting is always not guaranteed due to their small number and the hiding character of the black rhino. Enjoy the game drive viewing the natural habitat of different animals, birds and enjoying the view of different lakes and landscape.


Depart from Kigali as early as 05h00 - 06h00 and drive for an estimated three hours and a half to reach Akagera National Park in three hours and a half, then spend the entire day through the park to depart to Kigali in the evening.

Indicative itinerary

05h00 - 06h00: Pick-up, leave Kigali with a Countryside Tours-Rwanda driver-guide to drive 3.5 hours approx.

Mid-way: Stop-over by Imigongo Art Coffee Shop for leg stretching, using the washrooms, and exploring the different art objects in their exhibition hall.

On the way, pick Akagera Transit Lodge picnic lunch

Towards 08h30 - 09h30: Akagera National Park reception for permits, register, pick picnic lunch.

Enjoy the Scenic Ihema boat ride

Then, spend the whole day in Akagera National Park 

Arrive back in Kigali in the evening, approx. between 19h00 and 20h30.

With Us, You Explore Better! 

Duration: One day

Type: Shared

Group size: 1-6 persons


The pick-up starts from 05h00 - 06h00 before leaving Kigali to drive for an estimated 3.5 hours to  Akagera National Park.



  • Transport: 4WD Toyota Rav4, similar or another safari car

  • Complimentary WiFi onboard the vehicle

  • 220-240V electrical current for phones and portable devices

  • Bottled water and Akagera Transit lodge picnic lunch: View here

  • A driver-guide by Countryside Tours-Rwanda

  • Pick-up and drop-off anywhere in Kigali City or along the way to Akagera National Park

Not included

  • Breakfast

  • Akagera entry fee: $100 per non-resident foreigner, $50 for African citizens

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

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