Akagera Sunset Boat Safari

Akagera Sunset Boat Safari

Sunset boat cruises are offered daily out on to Lake Ihema, one of the largest lakes in Rwanda’s Akagera National Park.

This one-hour boat safari is led by an experienced guide, who’ll take you out across the lake, to meander along the forest-fringed shores in the hope of spotting some of the 480 bird species identified in Akagera national park.
Akagera counts some rare and unique birdlife, including the iconic African fish eagle and large flocks of crowned cranes, along with the Carruther’s Cisticola, endemic to the wider Lake Victoria area.
There are also many hippos and crocodiles resident in the lake, plus the opportunity to see a variety of wildlife on the lake shores – often herds of buffalo wander down to the lakeshores, and individual topi make use of the nearby anthills to stand sentry.

Your main guide will drive you to the jetty to meet an Akagera park guide, who will accompany you for the duration of the cruise. The guide will give you a safety briefing prior to getting on the water, and full instruction throughout.

Duration of excursion:
The trip lasts about 1 hour.

Maximum size of group:
The maximum group size is usually 10 people, depending on the size of boat used, accompanied by 1 or 2 guides. It is possible to book your own private trip – chat to us for more details.

Meals included:
No meals are included during the trip, but the guide will have a cooler box with drinking water.

Please note: Expert Africa only books excursions as a part of a full, Expert Africa itinerary.