This Birding Tour, Rwanda 10 Days explores the most of best bird species in Rwanda known to many as the land of 1000 hills. Experience the best from this tour with our experienced tour guides as they take you through the different wetlands, swamps, forests and national parks.
Rwanda has three national parks, which are also Important Birding Areas (IBAs) according to Birdlife international. The parks are Volcanoes National Park, Akagera National Park, and Nyungwe National Park with over 700 bird species. The other areas for birding include agricultural lands and swampy areas that are outside the protected areas. The birds are easy to see especially in Akagera national park, which is mainly Savannah and woodland. Nyungwe forest offers the best site for the Albertine endemics found nowhere else in Rwanda.
Key bird species to see on this 10 days Birding Tour Rwanda
Shoebill, Great Blue and Ruwenzori Turacos, White-headed Wood-hoopoe, Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo, Chestnut Owlet, Olive Woodpeckers, Little grebe, White-bellied Robin Chat, Doherty’s Bush-Shrike, Mountain Masked Apalis, Northern pintail, Handsome francoline, White-headed Black Chat, Secretary bird, Western banded eagle, African hawk eagle, black bellied bustard, Red-chested flufftail, African finfoot, Fan-tailed Widowbird and Caruther’s Cisticola, Collared Pratincole, Emerald spotted wood-dove, Klaas’s Cuckoo, African wood Owl, Broad billed Roller, Malachite Kingfisher,
Forest, Acacia Savanna, grassland, agricultural lands, moist woodland, Papyrus Swamps, Lakes, and rivers
Day 1:Arrival for Birding Rwanda
Day 2: Transfer to Akagera National Park
Day 3: Birding in Akagera National Park
Day 4: Birding Nyungwe forest
Day 5: Albertine Rift Endemics
Day 6: Birding to Lake Kivu
Day 7: Transfer to Volcanoes national park for gorilla trekking
Day 8: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes national park
Day 9: Transfer to Kigali for the Last Night
Day 10: Departure to the Airport