Bird Watching Tour, Rwanda 10 days

tour summary
Rwanda is one of the most attractive birding destinations in Africa. There are various habitats for bird watching habitats like rainforests, mountains, savannahs, rivers, lakes and swamps. This 10 day tour takes you to the best parks in Rwanda where you will explore a wide range of bird species. We can tailor the best bird watching tour for you upon request.
duration 10 days / 9 nights
starting point Kigali Airport
means of transport
  • Private vehicle
destinations
  • Akagera NP
  • Lake Kivu
  • Nyungwe NP
  • Volcanoes NP
activities
  • Bird watching
option
  • Domestic flight
  • Hiking
  • Night game drive
  • Night nature walk
Volcanoes National Park

It is the most popular national park in Rwanda at the southern part of Virunga Mountains. It is a home to the Mountain Gorillas, 10 groups are habituated and eight tourists per group per day are allowed to meet them. It is also known for Golden Monkey tracking and mountain climbing to Mt. Karisimbi.

Akagera National Park

It is a park of savanna and lake, located north-east of Rwanda, 8000 large animals and 550 species of birds are recorded. Savannah is s home for elephants, lions and rhinos. Lake Ihema is a home to the hippopotamus, crocodiles.

Nyungwe National Park

It is a rainforest along Albertine Rift Valley where 85 Species of mammals and 310 Species of birds are recorded. It is home to 13 species of primates including chimpanzees, also a popular bird watching site thanks to Albertine owl, red-collared babbler and Rockefeller’s Sunbird.

Lake Kivu

It is a freshwater lake along Albertine Rift Valley, known as a bird watching site.

day 1
1 日目

PM

Arrive at Kigali Airport, transfer to hotel

overnight: Kigali
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day 2
2 日目

AM

Transfer to Nyungwe National Park

PM

Bird watching at Gisakura, Nyungwe NP

Bird of the day
Red-ollared Mountain-Babbler (Kupeornis rufocinctus), Regal Sunbird (Cinnyris regia), Lagden's Bush Shrike (Malaconotus lagdeni), Tullberg's Woodpecker (Campethera tullbergi), Mountain Yellow Warbler (Chloropeta similis) and White-crested Helmet Shrike (Prionops plumatus).

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day 3
3 日目

Whole day

Bird watching at Gisakura, Nyungwe NP

Bird of the day
Chestnut-throated Apalis (Apalis porphyrolaema), Collared Apalis (Apalis ruwenzorii) Rwenzori Batis (Batis diops), Handsome Francolin (Francolinus nobilis), and Doherty's Bush Shrike (Malaconotus dohertyi).

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day 4
4 日目

Whole day

Bird watching at Uwinka, Nyungwe NP

Bird of the day
White-browed Robin Chat (Cossyypha heuglini), African Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone viridis), Long-crested Eagle (Lophaetus occipitalis), African Water Rail (Rallus caerulescens), and Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus).

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day 5
5 日目

Whole day

Transfer to Akagera NP

Bird of the day
Augur Buzzard (Buteo augur), Cassin's Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus africanus), Northern Puffback (Dryoscopus gambensis), White-starred Robin (Pogonocichla stellata), Regal Sunbird (Cinnyris regia), Stripe-breasted Tit (Parus fasciiventer), and Mountain Masked Apalis (Apalis personatta).

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day 6
6 日目

AM

Bird watching at savannah in Akagera NP

PM

Bird watching on Lake Ihema

Bird of the day
Common stonechat (Saxicola torquata), White-headed Black Chat (Myrmecocichla arnoti), Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus), Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath), Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), and Sooty Chat (Myrmecocichla nigra).

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day 7
7 日目

AM

Bird watching at savannah in Akagera NP

PM

Transfer to Ruhengeri

Bird of the day
Spotted Thick-knee (Burhinus capensis), Narina Trogen (Apaloderma narina) Grey wood pecker (Dendropicos goertae), White-browed Robin-Chat (Cossypha caffra), and Blue-breasted Bee-eater (Merops boehmi).

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day 8
8 日目

Whole day

Bird watching at Volcanoes NP

Bird of the day
Blue-headed Sunbird (Cyanomitra alinae), Handsome Francolin (Francolinus nobilis), Olive Thrush (Turdus olivaceus), Rwenzori Turaco (Tauraco johnstoni), Chestnut-throated Apalis (Apalis porphyrolaema).

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day 9
9 日目

AM

Bird watching at Lake Ruhondo, Lake Bulera

PM

Bird watching on Lake Kivu

Bird of the day
African Darter (Anhinga rufa), Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo),Yellow-billed Duck (Anas undulata),Crowned Lapwing (Vanellus coronatus), and African Skimmer (Rynchops flavirostris).

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day 10
10 日目

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Transfer to Kigali Airport

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