One-day Akagera Game Drive and Boat Ride Adventure



Per person


Akagera National Park has a diversity of wildlife including buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, zebras, impalas and many others. After a long time being extinct in Akagera National Park, the black rhinos and lions have recently been restocked. 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 04h45 and drive for an estimated three hours and reach Akagera National Park by 08h15 and then spend the entire day through the park to depart to Kigali late afternoon or in the evening.


Indicative itinerary

04h45: Pick-up, leave Kigali with a Countryside Tours-Rwanda driver-guide to drive 3.5 hours approx.

Mid-way: Stop-over by Imigongo Art Center for leg stretching and exploring the different art objects in their exhibition hall.

Towards 07h45: Akagera National Park reception, buy permits, register, pick picnic lunch from Akagera Game Lodge.

Spend the day, starting with Ihema lake boat ride, then game-driving in Akagera National Park


Arrive back in Kigali in the evening.

With Us, You Explore Better! 

Duration: One day

Group Size: 1-6 persons


With One day Akagera National Park Adventure, Countryside Tours-Rwanda helps you to explore the majestic Akagera National Park, home to a variety of savannah animals and wildlife.



  • Safari vehicle with a pop-up roof 

  • Admission: Akagera National Park

  • Bottled water

  • Admission: Boat trip in Ihema lake

  • Akagera Transit lodge picnic lunch: View here

  • A professional driver-guide

  • Pick-up and drop-off anywhere in Kigali city and Kigali International Airport

Not included

  • Covid-19 test done in Rwanda within 72 hours to the visit time, Rapid: $5

  • Akagera National Park guide, $40

  • Alcoholic drinks

  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions