This magical touch has been a success and has created a different experience while exploring the park as it’s always good to embrace such new initiates in the most suitable locations.  The Royal Balloon Rwanda from Turkey designed the Akagera National Park Hot Air Balloon Safari. With its more than 25 years of hot air ballooning experience, the Akagera Management Company and the Rwanda Development Board collaborated to bring hot air balloons to Akagera National Park, The balloon safari experience will for now be one of those not miss for travelers that are experiencing a safari to this Rwanda’s revived park.

Royal Balloon Rwanda operates two hot air balloons that have a carrying capacity of 4 to 6 passengers each. This treat offers nature lovers breathtaking aerial views of the big 5 such as the rhinos, buffalos, leopards, lions, and elephants from altitudes of 100 to 1000 meters over the spectacular savannah terrain.

In addition to gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park, hiking to the chimps and 13 other primate species in Nyungwe National Park, and Canopy, Rwanda’s iconic 90-meter suspension bridge, among other Rwanda adventure tourism experiences is another intriguing experience. The Akagera National Park Balloon Safari provides tourists with an exciting new viewpoint on Akagera’s stunning and unique terrain, allowing them to see animals and beautiful vegetation cover that maybe is missed while using a safari vehicle in and around the park.

Its only 5 minutes from  southern park entrance- Kaitaba, requiring any adventurer to be there by 5:15 am (flexible based on sunrise time) take a cup of tea, receive instructions while watching the hot air balloon inflation and further preparations, and having a chance to photos of the whole procedure.

 Enjoy the serenity of Akagera National Park’s stunning landscapes, capitalize on the sunrise over Lake Ihema, and spot various animals from above. After the great exploration, the event is summarized with a champagne toast ceremony as you receive a flight certificate signed by the pilot as a remembrance of this amazing day. If you wish to go on a unique balloon safari in Akagera National Park, please plan ahead of time so that you may receive your tickets on time. Numinous African safaris will definitely do the assistance as required.

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450$ for foreign non residents, 350 for diplomats and foreign residents, 250 for the Rwandese and east African community

Children aged 6 to 12 years can easily join the hot air balloon safari for half price. This takes 45 to 1 hour as you are enjoying the shady vegetation and wildlife of beautiful Akagera national park.