4 Day Rwanda Birding

Rwandan Safaris


Rwanda, the Land of a Thousand Hills harbors close to 650 bird species of which 44 species live only in Rwanda. Birder tourists tend to visit Rwanda in search for the Rockefeller’s Sunbird, the Little Bee-eaters, the Red-faced Barbet, the Rwenzori Turaco, the purple-breasted Sunbird, and Collared Apalis among other birds. The Fraser’s Eagle Owl is among the birds that tourists like most. These bird species live within Rwanda’s National Parks like Volcanoes National Park, Akagera National Park, Nyungwe Forest National Park and within other Albertine Rift endemics. There are exceptional species like the Shelley’s crimson wing, Red-collared Babbler, Kungwe Aplis, and Albertine Owlet among others. There are several other bird species in the woodlands and papyrus marshes where the shoebill hides in the Akagera National Park.


Day 1: Arrival at Kigali International Airport.
Up on arrival you will meet with the company representative you will immediately lead you to birding because birds are everywhere in Rwanda even at your first point as you reach the country. You will then make a few visits to the genocide center and museum or craft shops as you do the city tour. Proceed to the hotel where you will retire for the dinner and overnight.
Lodging: Kigali Serena Hotel (Luxury), Hotel Chez Lando (mid-range), or Hotel Okapi (budget).
Day 2: Transfer to Akagera National Park
After having your breakfast, make a transfer to Akagera National Park where your birding experiences will start at once within the spread-out Savannah overseeing the River Akagera for birds like Rockefeller’s Sunbird, the Little Bee-eaters, the Red-faced Barbet, the Rwenzori Turaco, and the purple-breasted Sunbird plus many more like the sought after shoe bill which hides in woodlands. Return to the lodge and rest as you wait for dinner.
Lodging: Akagera Game Lodge.
Day 3: Birding experience in Akagera National Park.
After your breakfast you will embark on your birding activity and it will take you the whole day birding different species including the Swamp Flycatcher, white-black-collared barbet, Long-toed Lapwing, Miombo Wren-warbler, Bennet’s Woodpecker among others, when lunch time comes you will return to the lodge and relax have lunch and later continue with the birding activity in the late afternoon, later return to the lodge for relaxation, interaction and dinner.
Lodging: Akagera Game Lodge
Day 4: Transfer back to Kigali and departure.
Following your breakfast at leisure, you will proceed driving back to Kigali to catch up with your out bound flight. If time is still there you will do a short city tour go to the craft shops buy your last minute souvenirs and then proceed to the Airport for your outbound flight.
End of the safari
  • Relevant Government taxes
  • Park entry fees to Akagera National Park.
  • Guide/ranger fees
  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
  • Ground transport
  • Full time English speaking guide/driver.
  • Cultural places, museum and genocide memorial center if visited.
  • Airport transfer if your flight is on the same day as the end of your safari.
  • Airfares
  • Visa fees
  • Telephone calls
  • Personal interest items like alcohol, cigarette, porters, laundry etc.
  • Tips to guides
  • Souvenirs. 


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