This 5 Days Rwanda Bird Watching Safari takes you for a thrilling bird watching experience in the Akagera National Park, Nyabarongo & Bugesera. These are one of the preferred birding destinations in Rwanda. The strategic location of Rwanda in the Albertine Rift together with its scenic mountainous ranges create a unique and remarkable environment for the Eco-tourists to enjoy a bird watching tour in Rwanda. There are over 700 bird species once can encounter in the three national parks of Rwanda and other selected birding destinations. The country also supports the second highest number of Albertine Rift endemics than any other country on the African continent.
5 Days Rwanda Bird Watching Safari Highlights
Day 1: Arrival at the Airport
Day 2: Bird watching in Nyabarongo & Nyarutarama
Day 3: Bird Watching in Akagera National Park
Day 4: Wildlife Game Drives in Akagera, Back to Kigali
Day 5: Bugesera bird watching, Departure.
On your arrival at the Airport in Rwanda, you will be met by a tour guide from Izere Safaris for a warm a welcome to the Land of “a Thousand Hills”, and after a comprehensive briefing on the tour plan, you will be transferred you to Kigali for a day’s rest and lunch meal at the hotel. Provided you arrive early before mid-day, you will be taken around the clean city of Kigali for a city tour and also a cultural visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre.
Dinner and Overnight Stay: Serena Hotel (High end facility) Chez Lando (Midrange facility), Accord Hotel (Budget hotel) Meal Plan (HB)
Today we shall set off early in the morning for a bird watching experience in the wetlands of Nyabarongo and Nyarutama artificial lake. Dinner & Overnight at Serena Hotel (High end facility) , Chez Lando ( Midrange facility), Accord Hotel ( Budget hotel) Meal Plan (FB)
Have breakfast today and get ready for a transfer to Akagera national Park located East of Rwanda. With over 500 bird species, you will have a chance to spot birds including Red-faced Barbet, Bennetts Woodpecker, Papyrus Gonolek, White-headed, Black and familiar Chats, Carruther’s and Tabora Cisticolas, White-winged and Broad-tailed Warblers and Miombo Wren-Warblers, among others. The park has a mosaic of wetlands and lakes, along the course of the Akagera River and the eastern boundary. Some of the sought after species in the wetland areas are: Carruther’s Cisticola, Papyrus Canary, Papyrus Gonolek and the Shoebill.
Dinner & Overnight at the Ruzizi tented lodge (High-end facility) and Akagera Game Lodge (Mid-range facility) Meal Plan (FB)
Wake up to have a morning breakfast and then set out to go for a game drive experience in the park. You will have a comprehensive of the Savannah plains of Akagera National park with sightings of the big five aminals (leopards, elephants, buffalo, black rhinos and the recently introduced lions) plus many other mammals such as the african zebras, antelopes, impalas, the Errands, baboons, to mention. you will exit the park via the north exit and drive heading back to Kigali for your final tour of the 5 Days Rwanda bird watching safari.
Dinner & Overnight at Serena Hotel (High end facility) Chez Lando (Midrange facility), Accord Hotel (Budget hotel) Meal Plan (FB)
Since this is our last day, we shall have an early morning breakfast and then drive to Bugesera a bird watching haven located in just 45 km away from Kigali city (1 Hours Drive). Bugesera district is now home to over 600 bird species that can be watched from six birding sites, the main ones being Rumira, Kamatana and Mbuganzeri birding sites. Enroute our journey back to Kigali airport, we shall pay visit to the genocide memorial sites of Ntarama and Nyamata (This is optional) and eventually arrive at the airport for your flight departure plans.