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From Kigali, the quickest and most convenient way to reach Akagera National Park, Rwanda’s sole Savannah park, is via helicopter. A vast array of wildlife species, including primates, an abundant bird life, and the big five mammals, can be found in the park’s tranquil wildness and distant, secluded Savannah plains, among many more exciting sightings.

The Akagera Aviation Company offers helicopter tours and transfers in Rwanda’s Akagera National Park. Established in 2004, Akagera Aviation is a privately held company with its headquarters situated at Kigali International Airport. The main terminal building houses Akagera Aviation’s office, while the company operates out of a specialised hangar on the airport’s airside. A greater perspective of Rwanda’s breathtaking aerial beauty is available from helicopter rides over Akagera National Park.

Helicopter Tours to Akagera National Park

The most breathtaking and remarkable scenic views of Rwanda, including the alluring Savannah plains, swamp lands, steep highlands, diverse sparkling lakes, and verdant vegetation in the Akagera National Park, are available from Kigali to the park, which is tucked away in the eastern province.

The majority of visitors are scheduled to travel by car from Kigali to Akagera, which can take two to three hours depending on stopovers. However, helicopter transfers to Akagera National Park, which are run by the Akagera Aviation Authority and authorised by the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA), only take thirty minutes to arrive at the park and provide the best aerial views.

The interlocking hills of Rwanda provide spectacular vistas of the land of a thousand hills, especially during helicopter transfers and visits to Akagera National Park. It is quite easy for visitors to stay at the Magashi Tented Camp since Akagera Helicopter Transfers lands near the Helipad of the Magashi Tented Camp.

Visitors staying at Rusizi Tented Camp or Akagera Game Lodge can be let off in Kayonza, which is close to the Akagera National Park headquarters. It is advised that travellers make plans for both their arrival and their subsequent adventure safari activities within the Akagera National Park, including transportation to the resort.

There are daily scheduled flights that depart Kigali for Akagera National Park at 2:00 pm, and there is another scheduled flight that returns from the park to Kigali at 2:45 pm. Alternatively, visitors can reserve a seat on a charter flight, which departs at any time of day provided the weather permits helicopter travel.

The Akagera Aviation helicopter company offers several luxury and high-performing helicopter fleets that are utilised for helicopter transfers from Kigali to Akagera National Park. These helicopter transfers give visitors the opportunity to experience wildlife safaris in the most opulent manner possible, with breathtaking aerial views and unparalleled sightings of exceptional game species like elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, and antelopes, among many others.

Experience the pristine and unadulterated splendour of Akagera National Park, Rwanda’s sole wilderness area, from above during the two-hour Helicopter tour on the magnificent Augusta 109. It allows you to enjoy the fresh air and marvel at the beauty of Mother Nature while taking in views of the varied terrain, which includes lakes, savannah plains, wetlands, and open spaces.

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