Boat Cruise in Akagera National Park

Boat Cruise in Akagera National Park

Boat Cruise in Akagera National Park

Boat Cruise in Akagera National Park is one of the top activities that a traveler shouldn’t miss on their Rwanda Safari to Akagera for wildlife viewing. Akagera national park is the most rewarding park among the parks that can be found in Rwanda because of its rich biodiversity that can be seen once you visit the park to carry out the different activities that the park has to offer to ensure that you have an amazing adventure in the park. 

In Akagera national park, you will have a chance to have an exciting adventure while you see the different attractions like the lakes, rivers, different bird and butterfly species that can be seen in the swamps, for instance, the bird species like the African Fish Eagle, the open billed stork, the egrets, the Hamerkop, Caruthers’s cisticola, pied crow, black-headed weaver, fan-tailed widow bird, cormorants, Senegal lapwings, African darter, shoe bill stork and so on.

The vegetation in the park including the shrubs, swamps, forests which are habitats to the different animals and bird, the different animal species including the big five animals that can be seen during the different game drives in the park, for instance, the leopards and the lions are usually seen during the nocturnal game drives where you will have a chance to see the big cats trying to catch their prey for dinner which is a thrilling act to watch watching the antelopes trying so hard not to be caught by the big cats. 

Among the different activities in the park, you will be thrilled to participate in the boat cruise is one activity that will make you have the best experience while in the park where you will see a number of attractions and exceptional views in the park.

Boat Cruise in Akagera National Park: There are different lakes in the park where boat cruises can be carried out while in Akagera national park. The park is endowed with a number of water bodies that have a number of attractions that will be seen in the park during the different boat cruises that can be participated in depending on your preference and your time in the park. Some of the lakes that can be seen in Akagera National Park include; Lake Shakani, Lake Ihema and so on.

Morning boat cruise: The morning boat cruise will give you more chances to see the early risers that usually come to catch their first meal of the day after they have woken up. Usually, some of the early risers that are seen during the morning boat cruise include; the zebras, the antelopes grazing in the park.   During the morning boat cruise, it will be hard seeing the carnivores like the hyenas, lions, leopards and a number of other carnivores.

You can also have a chance to see a number of water birds amphibian species, you will also have a chance to see a number of fish species in the water and interesting aspect about participating in the boat cruise in the park is the fact that you will see a number of water birds soaring in the sky with their eyes on the lake if they are lucky enough, they will get the chance to catch a fish some of the water birds that can be seen include the African Fish Eagle, African jacana, great cormorant, America dipper, Baillon’s crake among other species.

Evening boat cruise: In the evening boat cruise, you will have a chance to see a number of animal species while they try to scatter around looking for different spots in the park where they can hide for their overnight stays, during the evening boat cruise, you will also have a chance to see the big cats trying to catch their prey in the park. 

Hippos will be seen taking dips in the water, crocodile sunbathing as they also wait upon their capable prey, zebras going to the different spots in the park where they can have overnight stays. During the evening boat cruise, you will see more of the carnivores in the park that usually hide during the day as they stay up all night trying to catch prey and in the morning they try to catch some sleep but they can also be seen in the afternoon boat cruise moving around looking for prey.

Boat Cruise in Akagera National Park
A group of students get ready to embark on the Boat Cruise in Akagera National Park at Lake Ihema

The evening boat cruise will offer you the perfect opportunity to see the sunset which makes the park more beautiful while you relax while on the evening boat cruise. It will give you the chance to interact with your friends while you have fun in the park with the cool breeze that flows from the lakes in the park.

Birding: During the boat cruises in the park, you will have a chance to see a number of bird species while carrying out the boat cruise because you will get to see a number of bird species as you cruise around the different lakes in the park. As you get to cruise on the lakes and along the swamps, you will have a chance to see bird species like the African Fish Eagle, the open billed stork, the egrets, cormorants, Senegal lapwings, African darter, Caruthers’s cisticola, pied crow, black-headed weaver, fan-tailed widow bird, violet’s black weaver, long-crested Eagle and a number of bird species.