Boat Safaris occur on the lakes located in both protected and non protected areas in Rwanda. They are popular because of the relaxation they offer combined with sightings of amazing wildlife and panoramic views. Bird watching is rewarding while on a boat cruise near the banks of the rivers or lakes.
Rwanda is a mountainous country with Lakes, rivers and swamps covering about 10% of the land mass of Rwanda. The biggest and major lake is Lake Kivu shared with DR Congo. More lakes include Lake Ihema in Akagera national park and several smaller lakes scattered in eastern part of the country. There are two main rivers i.e. River Nyabarongo and River Kagera with smaller rivers flowing throughout the country.
Lake Ihema in Akagera national park has a boat trip which lasts between 1-2 hours only with schedule of morning and afternoon times. One can also book a convenient time other than the scheduled times. It offers great birding opportunities and sights of Hippos in the water, monitor lizards, and crocodiles. Sometimes-other wildlife as they come to water.