Getting There – Akagera NP

Ariadne van Zandbergen
Expert
By Ariadne van Zandbergen

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Rwanda.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Rwanda.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Rwanda.

Ariadne and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Rwanda.

Most people come to Rwanda to track gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. Kigali International Airport (KGL), about 10km/6mi from the capital, Kigali, will be the entry point into the country.

Akagera NP is located in the east of the country, 120km/75mi from Kigali. The drive takes about 2½ hours.

Akagera is commonly visited as part of a 4x4 tour of the country, including 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 NP takes 22 minutes.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner, or for multiple destination flights check Expedia, 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 and other entry requirements.

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