​Getting There – Akagera NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Rwanda.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Rwanda.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Bradt guidebook to Rwanda.

Philip is the author of the Bradt guidebook to Rwanda.

Your entry point to the country will most likely be Kigali International Airport (KGL), on the outskirts of the capital city Kigali.

Akagera National Park is located in the east of Rwanda, about 110km/68mi from Kigali. The drive takes about 2½ hours*. The speed limit throughout Rwanda is 60km per hour.

Akagera is commonly visited as part of a 4x4 tour of the country, which includes a driver-guide.

There are no domestic flights to Akagera, but Akagera Aviation offers charter helicopter transfers to anywhere in the country. The flight from Kigali to Akagera takes about 20 minutes.

*Driving times are only a rough indication. You should always consider the possibility of significant delays.

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Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Kigali International Airport (KGL) and what tickets would cost.

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Rwanda page to learn more about passport, visa, COVID-19 and other entry requirements.

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