7 Days Birding Safari Rwanda

Day 1; Arriving in Kigali

When you arrive at Kigali International Airport, in Rwanda our representative will warmly greet you. Take you to your accommodation. Take some time to relax and get familiar with the surroundings.

Day 2; Nyungwe Forest National Park

begin on a tour to Nyungwe Forest National Park, a biodiverse rainforest that birdwatchers adore. Spend the day engaging yourself in the parks habitats, including forests, bamboo thickets and marshy areas. Keep an eye out for bird species like the Great Blue Turaco, the Red collared Mountain Babbler and the striking Rwenzori Turaco. Expert guides will accompany you on guided walks and birding excursions to ensure you don’t miss any of the unique winged residents of this forest paradise.

Day 3; Birdwatching in Nyungwe Forest National Park

Continue your birding adventure in Nyungwe Forest National Park. Explore trails and vantage points as you search for birds such as the African Green Broadbill, Shelleys Crimsonwing and the elusive Grauers Rush Warbler. With its abundance of Albertine Rift endemics Nyungwe Forest is a destination for avid bird enthusiasts like yourself.

Day 4; Discovering Lake Kivu Birdwatching

tour to Lake Kivu, one of Africas Great Lakes renowned for its beauty and fantastic opportunities, for birdwatching.
Discover the lakeshore and nearby wetlands where you can catch a glimpse of creatures, like the elegant Grey crowned Crane, the majestic African Fish Eagle and the vibrant Malachite Kingfisher. begin on a boat trip across the lake to get up close with these birds and soak in the breathtaking vistas of the surrounding landscape.

Day 5; Volcanoes National Park Birding

Venture into Volcanoes National Park, a sanctuary that’s home to endangered mountain gorillas and a diverse array of avian species. Spend your day exploring the parks enchanting bamboo forests and higher elevations in search of birds like the Rwenzori Batis, Rwenzori Double collared Sunbird and Ruwenzori Nightjar. While your focus will be on birdwatching you might also have an encounter with mountain gorillas during a thrilling gorilla trekking expedition.

Day 6; Akagera National Park Birders Paradise

begin on a tour to Akagera National Park nestled in Rwandas region. This unique park offers a birding experience with its captivating blend of savannah plains, wetlands and woodlands. Be on the lookout for sightings such as the Shoebill Stork regal African Fish Eagle and charming Grey headed Kingfisher. Enjoy invigorating game drives and immerse yourself in captivating birdwatching activities as you try to spot both species and migratory birds.

Day 7; Departure

After savoring a breakfast it is time to bid adieu to Rwanda as you make your way back, to Kigali International Airport for your departure.

Please keep in mind that this itinerary is an example and can be tailored to match your preferences, budget and the availability of accommodations. Rwanda provides a range of birdwatching opportunities and its distinct habitats and bird species ensure a fulfilling experience, for bird enthusiasts.