4 Days Birding Rwanda takes you to the most fascinating locations in Rwanda the land of a thousand hills. Discover the enormous Nyungwe Forest, the largest montane forest in Central Africa, which is located in southern Rwanda, as well as the renowned Akagera National Park. Nyungwe Forest National park is situated at Rwanda’s border with Burundi in the southwest region of the country. Lake Kivu lies to the south, and to the west is the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Nyungwe Forest National Park is one of the largest national parks that has helped Rwanda’s tourism industry grow and generate millions of dollars each year. Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe is well known, and it has traditionally been the main activity there however it is also a perfect destination for birding with a variety of board species.
Akagera national park is one of Rwanda’s largest national parks, offering some of the best wildlife safari tours in the country. The park is in Rwanda’s eastern region and is home to incredible wildlife species like lions, giraffes, zebras, and hippos. This national park’s intriguing Lake Ihema’s location has made it possible for it to host wildlife activities like boat cruises. Wildlife Game Drives, bird watching, and community tours are a few of the other popular activities in Akagera National Park.
As soon as you land in Kigali, our Safaris tour guide will pick you up and welcome you. You will then immediately begin bird watching because Rwanda is home to some of the country’s most welcoming biodiversity. After that, you’ll be driven to the hotel or lodge to check in.
Today, you’ll travel to Akagera National Park, which is located approximately five hours from Kigali City. Later in the afternoon, you’ll go on a game drive where you might see elephants, zebras, giraffes, impalas, topis, bush bucks, eland, warthogs, baboons, mongooses, hippos, crocodiles, and different kinds of birds.
You will start your full day of bird watching in Akagera National Park after breakfast, and you’ll be amazed by all what you see. Mainly the numerous bird species that inhabit the park, including many that are endemic to it and extremely rare, like the papyrus gonolex, which lives in papyrus swamps and range from water to forest, savannah, and more. You will take a boat ride along Lake Ihema in the afternoon, giving you the chance to get up close to a variety of water birds, such as numerous African fish eagles, marabou storks, crowned cranes, open-billed storks, cormorants, herons, and egrets. You might even be fortunate enough to spot the elusive shoebill stork.
You will have a drive after breakfast as you depart for the park, eat lunch along the way, and then return to the airport in time for your evening flight.
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