7 Days Birding and Wildlife Safari Rwanda


7 Days birding and Wildlife Safari is one of the greatest bird watching travel packages in Rwanda, taking you to Important Bird Areas in Nyungwe Forest National Park, Akagera National Park, and Rugezi Swamp, which is adjacent to Volcanoes National Park. Nyungwe Forest National Park is home to a wide range of fauna, including primates, birds, animals, plants, amphibians, and reptiles. Baboons, chimpanzees, and many species of monkeys are just a few of the primates that may be seen in the park. Travelers can really set out on any of the four monkey tracking paths in the park, such as the Kamiranzovu Trail, which passes through a number of wetlands and includes the Waterfall Trail, where they can spot colobus monkeys. Another well-liked pastime is birding, where tourists can look for any of the 285 bird species found in the area, including the Blue Turaco.

Akagera National park is situated in Rwanda’s Eastern region. Akagera is a region that extends over 2500 square kilometers west of the River Kagera, which serves as the border with Tanzania. Over 500 different species of birds may be found in this park, which is home to a variety of wildlife, Just 100 kilometers to the north in Gabiro. Rugezi Swamp, is located in the Buberuka highlands to the east of Lake Bulera in Rwanda’s Northern Province, is one of the most attractive protected areas in the country and an Important Bird Area. It is one of the remarkable headwaters of the Nile River and is sometimes referred to as the “Ruhengeri Marsh”; it covers an area of around 67 square kilometers (6735 hectares).

Tour highlights

  • Arrival and transfer to Akagera National Park
  • Bird watching Akagera National Park
  • Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park.
  • Full day bird watching Nyungwe Forest
  • Birding Nyungwe Forest National Park
  • Transfer to Ruhengeri Area – North West of Rwanda
  • Morning birding in Rugezi Swamp

    Price Includes:

  • Park fees
  • All activities as per itinerary
  • Service professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Meals
  • Drinking water

    Price Excludes:

  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Personal items

Itinary in details

Meet our company representative and your birding guide for a brief introduction to your seven-day birding and wildlife safari. Then, depart for Akagera National Park for an evening birding trip to search for more than 500 bird species. In addition to Palearctic migrants like the Gallinago media, Falco naumanni, and Glareola nordmanni, the park is home to 44 species of raptors. Animals including elephants, buffaloes, leopards, hyenas, giraffes, zebras, lions, bushbucks, Topis, Oribis, water-buck, klipspringer, impala, and Cape eland will also be present on this day.

Following breakfast, go to Akagera National Park for a fantastic full day of bird watching. such as the Amur falcon and Beaudouin’s snake eagle Red-winged francolin, Blue-shouldered robin-chat, Booted eagle, Brown-chested lapwing, Cabanis’s bunting, Carruthers’s cisticola, Crested barbet, Denham’s bustard, Eleonora’s falcon, Grasshopper buzzard, Northern brown-throated weaver, Souza’s shrike, Papyrus gonolek among others. You’ll go on a boat safari on Lake Ihema to search for a variety of aquatic animals, including crocodiles and hippos.

After a leisurely breakfast, depart for the lengthy drive via Kigali from Akagera National Park to Nyungwe Forest National Park. You will pass by historic farmhouses and picturesque rolling farmland on this excursion.

Get up early for breakfast and head to one of Rwanda’s top bird areas to look for over 310 different species of birds. among the birds found in Nyungwe Forest National Park are Archer’s Robin-chat, Red-throated Alethe, Purple-breasted and Blue-headed, Kungwe Apalis, Ruwenzori Apalis, Alehe poliophrys, Batis diops, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Ruwenzori Batis, Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill, Stripe-breasted Tit Parus fasciiventer, Caprimulgus ruwenzorii, among others.

After breakfast, you’ll set off on a second birding safari in Nyungwe Forest in quest of any birds you might have missed the first time around. As an alternative, you can participate in a canopy walk, chimpanzee trekking, or tracking of colobus monkeys.

After breakfast, travel to Musaze in Rwanda’s northwest, stopping along the way to look for birds. You pass via Lake Kivu and the Congo Nile Trail during this excursion. On Lake Kivu, you can observe a variety of birds, such the Southern Red Bishop, Common Waxbill, Red-chested Sunbirds, Hadada Ibis, Crimson-rumped Waxbill, Scarlet-chested, Spectacled Weaver, Holub’s Golden Weaver, Little Bee-eater, Bronzed Manakin, Yellow-bellied Waxbill, and many more.

After breakfast, go on another bird watching excursion to Rwanda’s Rugezi Swamp. The following are among of the birding species in Rugezi swamp, papyrus yellow warbler, carruuthers’s cisticola, Grauer’s swamp-warbler, white-collared olive back, slender-billed starling, yellow-browed citril, thick-billed seedeater, and baglafecht weaver. Depending on the time your flight takes off, , you can go on a canoe tour on the twin lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera to search for various types of water birds. Your seven-day birding and wildlife safari in Rwanda comes to a conclusion with a journey to Kigali.

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