Birding safari Kigali, when it comes to birding, Rwanda is amongst Africa’s most exciting destinations within this relatively small and compact country, there over 701 bird species of which 27 are Albertine Rift endemics.
Highlights include the Red-Faced Barbet, Shoebill Stork, Bennett’s Woodpecker, Papyrus Gonolek and the Miombo Wren-Warblers. Rwanda has seven Important Birding Areas (IBAs) including the three National Parks Volcanoes, Akagera and Nyungwe. The other Rugezi Swamp, Akanyaru, Nyabarongo and Cyamudongo.
Rwanda’s location in the Albertine Rift makes for an ideal and stunning landscape for bird enthusiasts. Bird watching in Rwanda can appeal to every level visitor from the absolute novice all the way to the most serious of birders, due to the diversity and appeal of certain species.
Bird watching at Nyabarongo and Nyarutarama
We get up early for birds watching in the nyabarongo after have a city tour before having another bird watching activity in the afternoon at Nyarutarama artificial lake.
Game drive in the Akagera National Park
After breakfast, travel to Eastern part of Rwanda to visit the Akagera National Park. Arriving you will drive through the mixture of acacia and papyrus and have a chance to spot birds including Red-faced Barbet, Bennett’s Woodpecker, Papyrus Gonolek, White-headed, Black and familiar Chats, Carruther’s and Tabora Cisticola, White-winged and Broad-tailed Warblers and Miombo Wren-Warblers.
Note : this bird watching tour can also be extended to Nyungwe National Park another birding haven with 310 species if the client can stay for more days in Rwanda.