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3 Days Birding Akagera National Park

3 Days birding Akagera National Park is one of the best short birding trips in Rwanda to see over 525 bird species in a shortest period possible. Bird watching safaris are mainly done in the morning and evening hours along the game tracks within Akagera National Park to offer an endless opportunity to birders to see both birds and wildlife.

This park is renowned for hosting hundreds of water birds as well as the unique papyrus endemics. During your safari, expect to see birds like the beautiful lilac-breasted roller, Crested Barbet, Black Headed Gonalek, Ross’s Turaco, Heuglin’s Robin-Chat, grey hornbill among others.

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Detailed 3 Days Birding Akagera National Park

Day 1: Transfer to Akagera National Park & Birding on Lake Ihema

Upon arrival in Rwanda, our friendly representative will warmly welcome you and assist with your transfer to Akagera National Park. The drive from Kigali to the park takes approximately 2 hours, during which you’ll witness the beautiful landscapes of Rwanda.

Upon reaching the park, you’ll check in at your comfortable lodge and savor a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, embark on a thrilling boat cruise on Lake Ihema, where you’ll be amazed by the diverse bird species that call this area home.

Look out for the stunning Papyrus gonolek, graceful African fish eagle, and the elusive shoebill. Keep your camera ready to capture unforgettable moments with hippos and Nile crocodiles. Conclude the day with a delightful dinner and a restful overnight stay at Akagera Game Lodge.

Day 2: Full Day Birding in Akagera National Park

Wake up to the symphony of bird calls as you prepare for a full day of birding in Akagera National Park. The park’s varied habitats, including savannah, woodland, and wetlands, provide a haven for a multitude of bird species.

With the guidance of your expert birding guide, you’ll explore different areas of the park, encountering remarkable species such as the elegant lilac-breasted roller, charismatic Crested Barbet, melodious Ross’s Turaco, and the elusive Heuglin’s Robin-Chat. Marvel at the vibrant colors, intricate plumage, and fascinating behaviors of these avian wonders.

As you traverse the park, keep an eye out for other wildlife sightings, including Maasai Giraffes, majestic lions, graceful impalas, and mighty elephants. After an exhilarating day, return to the lodge for a delectable dinner and a well-deserved rest.

3 Days birding Akagera National Park

Day 3: Morning Birding Trip & Transfer to Kigali

Make the most of your final day in Akagera National Park with an early morning birding excursion. This is the perfect opportunity to spot any species you might have missed and add more treasures to your birding checklist. The serene surroundings and tranquil ambiance of the park create an ideal setting for birdwatching.

After the morning birding session, return to the lodge for check-out and bid farewell to Akagera National Park. Your guide will drive you back to Kigali International Airport, ensuring a safe and comfortable journey. Reflect on the incredible birding experiences and cherish the memories of encountering Rwanda’s diverse avian species.

End of the 3 Days Birding Akagera National Park Rwanda

Embark on this unforgettable 3 days birding Akagera National Park and witness the wonders of Rwanda’s avifauna. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes, encounter rare and endemic bird species, and create lasting memories of your birding expedition in this remarkable corner of Africa.

Tour Inclusives

  • Bottled mineral water
  • transportation in a 4X4safari car
  • professional English speaking driver/guide
  • professional birding guide
  • game drive
  • bird watching as per the itinerary

Tour Excludes

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure on stuff like telephone/internet, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, etc
  • Medical insurance and many more

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