Akagera National Park is the only place in Rwanda where you can do game viewing because the park is endowed with several animal species, including the big five animals and other wildlife animals that can be seen during the game viewing safari in Rwanda. Visitors will have to pay the park entrance fees to access the Akagera National Park for the various tourist activities to be done within the park. The charges that are levied on visitors exploring the Akagera National Park are known as the park entrance fees.

You will need to clear these charges before you are even granted entry into this great national park. It has a lot to offer, which makes the safari to Tanzania so much more memorable. The entrance fees in the Akagera National Park are charged according to the origin of the visitors, the age of the visitors, and the activities that the visitors are interested in.

Most of the safari activity charges within the Akagera National Park are time-bound. Most of the fees paid include the government tax, the community fees, the environmental cost fee, and park maintenance.

When calculating the park entrance fees for the Akagera National Park, we take into account three types of visitors: East Africans, Rwandan citizens, foreign nob residents, and foreign residents.

All these categories of visitors are charged based on the activities that they engage in, and these activities include bird watching, camping, game drives, boat cruise safaris, and also children who are between 6 and 12 years old will have to pay a certain amount of money, and it is only children who are below the age of 5 who are not supposed to pay anything.

The Akagera National Park Administration Company is the one responsible for the implementation of the park entrance fees for the Akagera National Park. Today we look at the variety of activities that are conducted in the Akagera National Park and how much the park entrance fees for the Akagera National Park are. The below charges are levied per person, vehicle, and daily.

For the Akagera National Park entrance fees

The self-drive charge For the EAC/Rwandan citizens, they will pay 7.50 USD or 6,500 RWF, while their children (6-12 years old) will pay 4 USD or 3,500 RWF. Rwandans and EAC residents will pay 35 USD, while children will pay 20 USD. International tourists will be charged $50 to enter the park, while minors will be charged $30. The self-drive game viewing is included in the park admission charge.

Akagera National park entrance fees for vehicles

Every vehicle entering the park must pay a fee, which is calculated based on the registered number plate and vehicle size. A compact vehicle or minibus (Rwandan/EAC registered) is charged 12 USD or 10,000 RWF, whereas a bus/omnibus/overlander is taxed at 24 USD or 20,000 USD. The fee for a foreign-registered small vehicle or minibus is 40 USD, and the fee for an omnibus, bus, or overlander is 100 USD.

Guiding fees in Akagera National Park

If you need to hire a guide from Akagera the park, it will cost you 25 USD for a half-day and 40 USD for a full day of guiding. When visiting Akagera, be sure to hire a driver-guide since they will help you get the most out of your visit because they are familiar with the park.

Other charges for Akageran National Park

For the game drives in the park, A half-day game drive (run by Akagera Management Company) costs 180 USD for a vehicle with a driver, a guide, and a maximum of 7 people, while a full-day excursion costs 280 USD. The cost of a night game drive (run by Akagera Management Company) is $40 for adults and $25 for children, per person, for two and a half hours in a vehicle with a driver, a guide, and a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 7 people. Adults pay $25 and children pay $15 to fish with their equipment.

For each individual and each hourly premise, a boat excursion (scheduled dusk trip) is charged at 45 USD for adults and 30 USD for children, with a maximum of 11 people per boat. A private, non-booked boat tour costs 180 USD per boat and is only available at random intervals between 10:30 and 1:30 pm. A boat trip (morning or day) costs $35 for adults and $20 for children.

The setting up camp fee is 25 USD per person per evening, and this covers admission to the setting up campgrounds as well as security, so make sure to enlist or have a tent and the necessary setting up camp gear.

Cultural Experiences in the Community

These are half-day activities with a minimum of 3 people at 30 USD for adults and 20 USD for children.

 The Anual pass

Visitors on Akagera National Park tours can use these passes for a whole year after making a payment. It covers Akagera park entrance fees and vehicle fees, but not park activities; however, yearly pass members receive a 10% discount on activity permits.

Rwandan and EAC citizens pay 95,000 RWF for a single pass, 115,000 RWF for a couple of passes, and 150,000 RWF for a family pass.

Rwandan and EAC residents pay $250 for a single pass, $400 for a couple of passes, and $600 for a family pass.

Other expenses include tent rental at 20 USD, recovery at 70 USD in the event of a breakdown or help in the park, and commercial filming at 250 USD per day. In addition, any violation of park laws and regulations will result in a fine of $150.

It is important to note that AMC’s game drives include a car, driver, and guide, and pick-up and drop-off places are limited to the park’s south side. Game drives are scheduled from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The full-day runs from 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Night drives are only available in the park’s south section and start at 5:30 p.m. and stop at about 8 p.m.

Children under the age of five are admitted free of charge. These Akagera Park entrance costs apply to children aged 6 to 12, after which those aged 13 and up are paid like adults. Boat cruises are available four times a day, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., and 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Park entrance costs for Akagera are paid per person per day in the park. However, if a visitor stays for more than three nights, he will only be charged for three nights and may stay for up to a week. Guests who do not plan on staying overnight at the park are termed “day visitors” and must pay for each day they come.