6 Days Rwanda Bird watching and Gorilla tracking Africa Tour

Combine your gorilla trekking experience with a Birding safari adventure Rwanda.

Nyarutarama in among the birding spot gem in Kigali, Birders always take pleasure to watch most of Rwanda’s birds like Spot-flanked Barbet, Yellow-billed Duck, Bat Hawk, African Hobby, Swamp Flycatcher, Red-chested Cuckoo, Red-backed Shrike, Little Bee-eater, Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater, Squacco Heron, Sunbirds, Weavers, Cisticolas .Other birding places in Rwanda include, Akagera national park, and Nyungwe forest national park. However, the wonderful birding area lies west of Butare, with the Butare to Cyangugu road passing straight through the middle, providing excellent roadside birding.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up & transfer to Nyungwe forest for birding

Arrival or pick up from your hotel of residence and enjoy a scenic drive to one of Rwanda’s birders palace Nyungwe Forest national park. Overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge/Nyungwe hill view hotel/Gisakura Guest House

Day 2 & 3: Full day Bird watching adventure in Nyungwe Forest

Nyungwe is home to at least 278 bird species, 26 of which are endemic to the Albertine Rift Valley. This makes the park one of the best bird watching destinations in Africa. Some of the birds that can be seen here include the Great Blu Turaco, the Crowned Hornbill and the Blue-Headed Sunbird,Miombo Rock-Thrush, Mountain Masked Apalis, Black-faced Apalis, Chestnut-throated Apalis, Collared Apalis, Grauer’s Warbler, few Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Stripe-breasted Tit, Purple-breasted Sunbird, Red- throated Alethe, Archer’s Robin-Chat, Ruwenzori Turaco, , Handsome Francolin, White-headed Wood-hoopoe, Olive Woodpecker, Mountain Green bul, Rwenzori Hill-babbler, and many more. Take breakfast and carry your Camera, binocure head into the forest to search for your favorite birds. Have a picnic lunch and return to your lodge for diner & overnight at your lodge of day 1.

Day 4: Leave Nyungwe for Volcanoes national park

Have breakfast and transfer to the land of gorillas arriving late evening for meals & Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge | Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge /Muhabura/Kinigi guest house.

Day 5: Rwanda Gorilla trekking- Volcanoes NP

Have breakfast and follow experienced guides and trek deep into the forest on the slopes of the volcanoes in search of a family of mountain gorillas for an amazing interactive experience. Spend an hour with them before returning to your lodge for lunch and relaxation. Meals and overnight stay at your lodge of day 4.

Day 6: Morning bird watching at the park & departure.

Have breakfast and search for more birds in the forest before embarking on your return journey back to Kigali for either a drop off at your hotel or airport for departure.

End of the Safari

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