Fees for Akagera National Park 2023/2024 : For a traveller interested in accessing Akagera national park the home to the big five animals in Rwanda, here’s a guide of the different activities and some tips that you should consider while planning your next safari in the park. Akagera is a savannah national park in Rwanda where you will get to access the different attractions from the big five animals, a number of water birds as you participate in the boat cruise on lake ihema to a number of carnivores and herbivores as they go about their day.

Park Entry Fees


Entry fee / self-drive permit Details 1 Day/Night 2 Nights 3 Nights
Rwandan/EAC Citizen Per person ~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
African citizens 50 75 100
African citizens/ EAC resident 25 38 50
African citizens children 6 – 12 30 45 60
African citizens children 6 – 12/ EAC resident 15 23 30

Children 5 or below do not pay entry fees

Entry fees are not charged beyond 3 nights for up to one week

Other fees Details USD
Vehicle fee Vehicle / Minibus (Rwandan/EAC registered) 10
Omnibus / bus / overlander (Rwa/EAC reg.) 20
Vehicle / Minibus (Foreign registered) 40
Omnibus / bus / overlander (Foreign reg.) 100
Guides (Park and Community Freelance) USD
Guide for self-drive game drive Per guide / ½ day 25
Guide for self-drive game drive Per guide / full day 40
Adults 13+ Children 6 – 12
Activities USD USD
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
Camping at Mihindi Campsite Price pp / night 50 30
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
Other fees 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 USD RWF
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
  • Travellers interested in using the park guide for the half day game drive, they are expected to drop the guide at the reception within 5 hours and failure to do so you will be priced as a full day game drive.

    Fees for Akagera National Park 2023/2024
    Game drives
  • The half game drive in the park starts from early as 6:30am-11:30am in the morning and in the afternoon.
  • Once you pay for the park entry fees in Rwanda, you’re eligible to a free game drive on the first day of your safari and every night that passes in the park, the park entry fees decrease and beyond three nights in the park travellers will not pay the park entry fees.
  • Any child that is of the age of 5 and under are free of charge, they will not pay park entry fee or activities However above 6 years the fees are applicable in the category of the age between 6-12 years which is considered as children and children 13 years and above are considered as adults.
  • If you’re a resident you should present your Residency status must be verified with documentation, or international visitor fees may be
  • Groups of Rwandan Nationals of more than 20 people automatically receive a group discount of 20% off the normal entry fee price; 12,000 RWF for adults and 8,000 RWF
  • Night drives begin at 5.30pm and end around 8 – 8.30pm. You will be picked up and dropped off at your accommodation facility. Only available in the south of the
  • Boat trips are scheduled at the following times:

o 7:30 – 8:30 am

o 9:00 – 10:00 am

o 3:00 – 4:00 pm

o 4:30 – 6:00 pm (sunset trip)

“Book your safari and let us make your safari experience quite rewarding.’’.

  • Annual Passes are available and allow unlimited access to Akagera National Park for a one-off payment for a period of 1 Single, Couple and Family passes are offered. The annual pass fee includes entry permits, but does not include vehicle fee or park activities, however, a 10% discount on park activities is offered to Annual Pass holders. Further terms and conditions apply – please read them carefully before purchasing a pass.
  • Ranger assistance fees are required when researchers need to leave their vehicle for any reason, for example, to collect samples or set up research equipment etc. Rangers food and transport for the day is to be provided by the researcher. Rangers are available for any single researcher for a maximum of 4 consecutive days and by prior arrangement
  • Tent hire does not include any bedding or camping
  • We are cashless. The cashless payment options available are MTN MOMO, Direct Pay Online (DPO), Bank transfer/deposit, and credit card (Visa or MasterCard)

Activity bookings, Cancelations & Refund Policy

To make a booking for activities you can call the park reception on +250 (0) 786 182 871 or the tourism office on

+250 (0) 784 911 955 or email akagera@africanparks.org.

You will need to provide the following details;

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Activity type, date and time (for boat trips)
  • Number of people (if there are children in the group, please also provide their age)
  • Whether you want to be invoice in Rwf or USD

Park entry fees can be paid on arrival, however, if you would like to also be invoiced for your park entry fees so that there are no payments to make on arrival, please also provide the following details;

  • Residency status of all visitors (international, resident or national)
  • If there are children in the group, please provide their ages
  • Number of vehicles* and country of registration
  • Number of days (or nights) in the park

You will be sent an invoice via email with a link to make the payment online. This can be done by bank transfer (if more than one week prior to your visit), credit card (Visa or MasterCard) or MoMo.

The booking is confirmed once the payment has been made. The reception will have a copy of your proof of payment on arrival and issue you with a VAT receipt. Please inform the receptionist if you need your TIN number on your receipt for tax purposes.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations are required to be in writing and incur the following charges:

  • More than 30 days prior to arrival: 20% of the total amount due
  • More than 7 days prior to arrival: 30% of the total amount due
  • Less than 7 days prior to arrival: 50% of the total amount due
  • After the activity was due to have commenced: 100% of the total amount due

If the cancellation is made by the park management due to bad weather conditions or otherwise, a full refund will be given. No refunds will be given for no-shows or late arrivals. An alternative time to do the activity may be offered at the discretion of Management.

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