A boat cruise in Akagera National Park

For magnificent waterfowl viewing, take a boat trip around the banks of Lake Ihema, Rwanda’s second-largest lake after Lake Kivu. This is one of the greatest methods to tour the park and see the fauna that lives in Lake Ihema’s waters. This increases the number of animals you see on your safari game drive.  Keep a watch out for crocodiles, buffalos, hippos, colorful kingfishers, majestic storks and herons, Hammerkops and their massive nests, and prehistoric Shoebills during the boat launch. Jacanas ibises, plovers, herons, malachite kingfishers, and other endemic species. The boat excursion lasts about 2-3 hours between 7:30 am, 9 am, 3 pm, and 4:30 pm with an exceptional experience for the sundowner and the first light.

Tours of Lake Ihema can also be arranged by park managers which are also the best way to explore the lake’s wonders. The boat tour costs $40 per person on a normal schedule and $180 for a private tour. You may also go for a boat safari in Akagera Park, which is located on the shores of Lake Ihema for 30$ per person. Boat tours can be combined with a day or night wildlife drive to Akagera National Park.

Evening boat ride

The evening boat excursion is at 5:30 pm East African time and is about a 5-minute drive from the Ruzizi tribe, pretty magnificent. Spend an hour on this lake, where you’ll see hippos and crocodiles and visit a bird-filled island. The guide is excellent, and this hourly rate is $40 per person. When the sun begins to set on a lake in Rwanda, all of your worries fade away.