Boat  Cruise Experience at Lake Ihema

The Boat Cruise Adventure In Akagera National Park

Akagera National Park is one of the best places to visit in Rwanda. This is the only national park where you can get a wildlife-watching safari adventure in the whole of Rwanda. The boat cruise adventure in Akagera National Park is done on Ihema Lake, which is one of the largest lakes that are found in Akagera National Park. The boat cruise adventure will give you one hour as you cruise on the water while enjoying different species of wildlife and other aquatic animals within the lake.

This one-hour boat cruise safari adventure is led by an experienced guide who will take you out across the lake and along the timberland-fringed shoreline in the hopes of spotting some of the 480 bird species found in Akagera National park. The infamous African fish hawk and massive groups of delegated cranes, as well as the Carruther’s Cisticola, peculiar to the more widespread Lake Victoria region, and, of course, the amazing shoebill stork, may all be found in Akagera. The last choice is on many birders’ must-see lists and is rarely seen anywhere around the lake (the most obvious opportunity is way down in the papyrus wetlands at the recreation area’s far northern end-but don’t hold your breath.

A variety of hippos and crocodiles live in Lake Ihema, and you may witness a variety of species on the lakeshores—herds of buffalo frequently stroll down to the lakeshores, while individual topis use surrounding anthills to serve as sentinels.

Sunset boat cruise in Akagera National Park

Your safari guide will bring you to the breakwater, where you will meet an Akagera National Park guide who will accompany you for the duration of the boat cruise on the Akagera National Park. Before you embark on the water, the aide will give you a security briefing and complete guidance. Your assistant will also carry a cooler box filled with water. It is possible to schedule a private outing; please contact us at the vibrant Holiday Safari for more information.

The lake is also linked to the Akagera River, also known as the Kagera River, and a substantial portion of the bogs in Akagera National Park. The majority of boat cruises in Akagera National Park are fully booked, with boats departing four times daily at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 3 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. Non-booked boat tours are also available at the public park for people who want to go on a private tour.

On Lake Ihema, there is a lot of water hyacinth, which is one of the lake’s biggest problems. Many oceanic warm-blooded species, as well as birds, are harmed by the presence of water hyacinths in the lake. The water hyacinth also has an impact on the simple development of boats on the lake, as well as the nature of the water in the lake.

Other safari activities in Akagera national park other than Boat cruise 

 Bird watching experience;  Akagera Park is the only Savannah park in the country of a thousand hills, with over 480 bird species, both migratory and resident, that live in the diversity of rolling hills, woodlands, forests, seasonal and permanent swamps, lakes, Savannah vegetation, and stick landscape within the parking area, both inside and outside the park, because they are mobile. The Akagera National Park is home to savanna species like the black-headed gonolek, as well as marsh and lake birds like storks and cranes. Bird watching is also possible in Nyungwe National Park, which is home to unique birds such as the blue turaco. At Akagera National Park, you can encounter large groups of ducks. Bee-eaters and terns are regular visitors, and the wooded sections are especially suitable for barbets, shrikes, orioles, and weavers. Birding can be done both inside the park and outside in the nearby town areas if the party wants to go the extra mile. If you enjoy birding, this is a birder’s paradise, and birding safaris are very popular among the park’s visitors. The vast variety and number of animals will also astound you.

 Game drives experience; A game drive in Rwanda’s Akagera National Park is the best way to see the best of the country’s wildlife. It is the only spot in Rwanda where you can see the majestic impala and topi, as well as the only place in Rwanda where you can observe the big five. You can choose between a morning game drive to see the early risers and grazers; an afternoon, evening, or night game drive to see some of the park’s nocturnal residents. Entering the park through the main gate and spending the day making your way to the park’s northern Nyungwe gate is a long but worthwhile safari alternative (wildlife populations are much higher in the north). Hyenas, leopards, topis, elands, and recently restored Eastern Black Rhinos, elephants, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, and recently imported lions are among the animals to be found.

Cultural encounters in Akagera National Park; Cultural tours at Akagera National Park are a fantastic way to learn about Rwanda’s culture. Your visit to the surrounding local village could add spice to your safari and give you a terrific opportunity to interact with the locals, giving you a better understanding of the Banyarwanda. Your tour operator guide or a freelance community guide can also arrange for you to join in some fun safaris and cultural activities with other park visitors. There are four options: heritage, which is cow culture; local production, which includes breweries and bees; arts and crafts; and celebration, which includes food and festivities. Please come and enjoy the diverse safari activities in Akagera National Park with Vibrant Holiday Safaris.