Akagera National Park Fees

Akagera National Park Fees

Akagera National Park Fees

Akagera National Park Fees are the fees paid by travelers who wish to access the park for different activities as they explore Rwanda’s Akagera. Akagera National Park in Rwanda is only Wildlife Park in Rwanda and the largest savannah park in the country. The park that is located 2 to 3 hours East of Rwanda’s capital Kigali; is a wildlife wonder with a wide range of animals that include lions, elephants, antelopes, oribi, rhinos, impalas, topi, hippos, zebras among others. The park is also a hub for numerous bird species, amazing flora that includes montane savannah vegetation and unique tree species.  

The park is one of the best stops for a Rwanda safari and it offers its visitors a range of safari activities including wildlife game drives, boat cruises on Lake Ihema, sport fishing on the other small lakes in the park, birding expeditions, nature walks, and community tours. 

The park is managed by a non- governmental organization called Africa parks that aims at conserving wildlife and wildlife habitats, for the past 10 years the management has decided to implement different fees on the park’s activities and facilities, which fees are paid by the different visitors to the park to help continue conserving wildlife in the park and the habitat at large. 

The table below details most of the park fees you should be aware of as you plan your safari to Akagera National Park.

Unlike Volcanoes National Park where most of its fees are paid to the Rwanda Development Board, the fees for Akagera National Park are paid directly to the park offices. 

The prices below give you an overview of the park’s fees but they don’t exhaust all the activities in the park because the activities are constantly evolving and the park continues to grow and develop; so before you visit the park, cross-check the prices with Akagera National Park management or with your tour operator. 

Akagera National Park fees in US Dollars 
Park entrance  13 years and above  6 – 12 years  Below 6 years
50 30  0
Scheduled Morning boat cruise  35  20  0
Scheduled Sunset Boat cruise  45  30  0
Private Boat cruise  180 180  0
Camping fee  25  15  0
Behind the scene tours  25  15 
Walk along the fence  30  20  Not advised to take part in this activity
Community Tours 30  20  0
Game drives
Self-drive  Half-Day  Full day  Night (5:30 – 8:30 pm)
25 40 40
Park facilitated  180 280
Vehicle  fees (Foreign registration) Omnibus  Bus Over lander 
100 100 100
Guide fees  Half-Day  Full day 
25 40
Other Park fees
Canvas tents  20 
Breakdown services  70
Park fines for property damage  150  
Audio and Visual projects  250
Akagera National Park Fees
Akagera National Park Fees

Key things to Note:- 

  1. These fees above apply to international travellers only and not local tourists. For Locals and East African Community contacts Rwanda Development Board for fee information. 
  2. Half-Day activities in the park commence in the morning between 7 am and 9 am and must end at 12pm; if they go beyond 12pm, the park will consider it a full day. However, if you enter the park after 12pm and wish to do an afternoon activity, it will be charged as a half day.
  3. All fees must be paid at the park offices at once before your stay your park adventure. 
  4. The park offers some discounts, but terms and conditions apply; you need to cross-check with the park management for more details. 
  5. Park entrance fees are valid only for one day. 
  6. All children 6 years and below, normally don’t pay any fees but also because of their age they may not be eligible for most of the activities, so as you plan your safari in Akagera National Park, you should put that in consideration. 
  7. Game drives facilitated by Akagera National Park are inclusive of a vehicle, driver and a local tour guide (English or French Speaking or both). However, if you require to be picked and dropped at your accommodation, extra fees apply.
  8. Boat cruise scheduled times are7:30 – 8:30 am, 9:00 – 10:00 am, 3:00 – 4:00 pm and the sunset trip at 4:30 – 6:00 pm. 
  9. You should note the vehicle entrances fees are not the same as park entrances fees.
  10.  Camping fees, entitle you to the tent but not beddings, so you should put that into consideration.