Akagera National Park Fees 2023 : Rwanda is one of the popular safari destinations in Africa and for wildlife viewing safaris, Akagera National Park is the best place to visit.

Akagera National Park is the biggest and only savannah park in Rwanda located in the eastern part of the country along the border with Tanzania, from Kigali City it is a drive of approximately 110 kilometers, drive of two and half hours to Akagera national park.

Akagera national park is of a size of 1,025 square kilometers of savannah grasslands, swamp and forest galleries. The park is home to many animals including the Big Five “lions, leopards, cape buffaloes, rhinos and elephants”, other animals found in the park include giraffes, hippos, crocodiles among others.

Akagera National Park is managed by African Parks and below are the Akagera National Park entry and activity fees for year 2023.

Akagera Park tourist entry fees (per person)

Entry fee / self-drive permit 1 Day/Night 2 Nights 3 Nights
Rwandan/EAC Citizen ~16 15,000 ~24 22,500 ~32 30,000
Rwandan/EAC Resident 50 75 100
International Visitor 100 150 200
Rwandan/EAC Citizen children 6-12 ~11 10,000 ~16 15,000 ~21 20,000
Rwanda/EAC Resident children 6 – 2 30 45 60
International Visitor children 6 – 12 50 75 100


  • Children of 5 years of age and below do not pay entry fees
  • Entry fees are not charged beyond 3 nights for up to one week
  • Visitors who stay outside the park are considered day visitors and have to pay each time they enter the park. it is better to plan your Akagera safari with staying inside the park and some lodges including Akagera Game Lodge and Ruzizi Tented Lodge (in the south), Karenge Bush Camp and Magashi Camp (in the north). Camping grounds and facilities are also available within Akagera National Park.

Vehicle entry fees in Akagera National Park

Details USD
Vehicle / Minibus (Rwandan/EAC registered) 10
Omnibus / bus / overlander (Rwa/EAC reg.) 20
Vehicle / Minibus (Foreign registered) 40
Omnibus / bus / overlander (Foreign reg.) 100


Hiring a park guide for game drive in the park (if you want one, not mandatory)

Duration USD
Per guide / ½ day 25
Per guide / full day 40


  • Guided are picked up from the reception before 9 am and returned to the same reception within 5 hours will be considered as ½ day activity.
  • Guides picked up from the reception after 9 am will be charged for a full day, unless the guide is returned before mid-day
  • Guides picked up after midday will be charged ½ day
  • Guides picked up at the reception and traveling with guests through the park exiting from the north are charged a full day regardless of the time taken. If you wish to exit from the north with a guide, please drop the guide off at Kayonza, they will then catch public transport back to the park. Transport fees for the park guides will be covered by the par, if you cannot drop the guide at Kayonza, please cover their transport fee from the north gate to Kayonza which does not exceed 5,000 RWF.
  • If a guide is requested to accompany a visitor to Karenge Bush Camp overnight, an additional fee of 20,000 RWF is applied for the guide’s accommodation and food at Karenge.

    Akagera National Park Fees 2023
    Akagera National Park

Akagera National Park Fees 2023 :  Activities in Akagera Park and pricing

Activity Adult (13+ years) Children (6 – 12 years)
Night drive (operated by AMC) pp/2.5hrs / vehicle, driver, guide/min. 2/max. 7 40 25
Fishing Pp per day (own equipment) 25 15
Boat trip – scheduled morning/day Price pp / 1 hrs / max. 11 pax 35 20
Boat trip – scheduled sunset trip Price pp / 1 hrs / max. 11 pax 45 30
Boat trip – private, non-scheduled Per boat / 1 hrs / max. 11 pax 180
Camping Price pp / night 25 15
Behind the scenes tour Price pp / min 4 pax / 1.5 hrs 25 15
Group rate for 8+ pax / 1.5 hrs 180
Game drive day (AMC operated) ½ day max. 5hrs/vehicle, driver, guide/max. 7 180
Full day / vehicle, driver, guide / max. 7 pax 280
Walk the Line 7km walk along the fence / min. 3 approx. 2 hrs 30 20
Community Cultural Experiences Various activities offered / half day / min. 3 pax 30 20
Rhino tracking Min. 2 pax & max 4pax / Only guests at Karenge Bush Camp 75
Balloon safari Min. 2 pax & max 4pax / Only guests at Karenge Bush Camp $450 (int.)
$350 (resident)
$250 (citizen)


Night drives in Akagera national park are operated by the park’s Akagera Management company and they provide a car, drive and spot light. The night game drives begin at 05:30 pm and end around 08-08.30 pm, you are picked and dropped at your lodge and only in the South of the Park.

Boat trips are scheduled at the following times:

  • 7:30 – 8:30am
  • 9:00 – 10:00am
  • 3:00 – 4:00pm
  • 4:30 – 6:00pm (sunset trip)

Private boat trips can be organized and are charged at a flat rate for the boat, not per person. Boat trips should be booked at non – scheduled times starting between 10.30 am – 1.30 pm.

Rhino tracking is done in the north of Akagera National Park in Kilala Plains and therefore is available to only guests staying at the Karenge Bush Camp which is located in the north overlooking the Kilala Plains.

Other Akagera park fees

Item   USD
Tent hire Per 6-man (3m x 3m) canvas tent (south sites) 20
Recovery fee Breakdown or assistance from the park 70
Recovery fee coasters Breakdown or assistance from the park 150
Fines For breaking any park rules & regulations 150
Landing fee Per landing within Akagera 50
Research fee Contact the management prior to any research 200
Ranger assistance fee For researchers / per day / conditions apply* 25
Commercial filming / photography Per day. Contact the park for all filming 300

Annual pass

Rwandan/EAC Citizen Single pass 95,000
Rwandan/EAC Citizens Couples pass 150,000
Rwandan/EAC Citizens Family pass 205,000
Rwandan/EAC Resident Single pass 300
Rwandan/EAC Residents Couples pass 500
Rwandan/EAC Residents Family pass 700

Note: Annual fees in Akagera National Park do not include park fees and only a 10% discount is offered on activities, however you have unlimited tourist entry for a period of one year.

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