9 Days Rwanda Bird Watching Safari
Embark on an unforgettable 9 days Rwanda bird watching safari, immersing yourself in the rich avian diversity of this captivating East African nation. From the montane rainforests of Nyungwe Forest National Park to the savannahs of Akagera National Park and the volcanic landscapes of Volcanoes National Park, this safari is designed to provide you with exceptional birding experiences in some of Rwanda’s most iconic destinations.
Detailed 9 Days Rwanda Bird Watching Safari
DAY 1: Transfer to Akagera National Park
Upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport, our friendly guide will welcome you and assist with your transfer to Akagera National Park. Enjoy the scenic journey as you make your way to the park, known for its diverse birdlife. Check-in at your lodge and spend the evening relaxing and preparing for the birding adventures ahead.
DAY 2 : Birding in Akagera National Park
Rise early and embark on a full day of birding in Akagera National Park. Explore the park’s varied habitats, including savannahs, wetlands, and lakeshores, which support a wide array of bird species. Keep an eye out for waterbirds, raptors, and woodland birds as you traverse the park. Your experienced birding guide will provide insights and help you identify the diverse avian species. Return to your lodge for a well-deserved rest.
DAY 3 :Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
After breakfast, depart Akagera National Park and begin your journey to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Admire the stunning landscapes and rural villages along the way. Arrive at Nyungwe Forest and settle into your lodge, surrounded by the tranquility of the ancient rainforest.
DAY 4 :Birding in Nyungwe Forest National Park
Embark on an extraordinary day of birding in Nyungwe Forest National Park. This biodiverse forest is home to over 300 bird species, including numerous Albertine Rift endemics. Follow your expert guide as you explore different trails, listening to the melodic calls of birds such as the Rwenzori turaco and red-collared babbler. Capture breathtaking bird sightings with your binoculars and camera, and immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of the forest.
DAY 5 :Canopy Walk and Additional Birding in Nyungwe Forest
Experience the thrill of a canopy walk, suspended high above the forest floor. Traverse the swinging bridges and enjoy panoramic views of the treetops, where you may spot canopy-dwelling bird species. Continue your birding adventure in different parts of the forest, discovering new avian delights along the way. Return to your lodge for relaxation and reflection on the day’s birding encounters.
DAY 6 : Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Bid farewell to Nyungwe Forest as you journey north to Volcanoes National Park. Marvel at the changing landscapes and enjoy scenic vistas during the drive. Arrive at Volcanoes National Park and check in at your lodge. Spend the evening at leisure, preparing for the upcoming birding experiences.
DAY 7: Birding in Volcanoes National Park
Explore the misty jungles of Volcanoes National Park in search of unique bird species. As you venture through the volcanic landscapes, listen to the melodic calls and spot birds such as the Rwenzori double-collared sunbird and handsome francolin. Immerse yourself in the magical ambiance of the forest and savor the beauty of this remarkable national park. Return to your lodge for relaxation and reflection on the day’s birding discoveries.
DAY 8: Golden Monkey Tracking and Cultural Encounter
Embark on an exhilarating golden monkey tracking experience in Volcanoes National Park. Accompanied by experienced guides, follow the lively and endangered golden monkeys as they leap through the bamboo forests. Observe their playful behaviors and capture precious photographs of these remarkable primates. In the afternoon, visit a nearby community for a cultural encounter, immersing yourself in the traditions and lifestyles of the local people.
DAY 9: Dian Fossey Hike and Departure
Embark on a memorable hike to the final resting place of renowned primatologist Dian Fossey. Learn about her conservation efforts and the incredible mountain gorillas she dedicated her life to protect. After the hike, bid farewell to Volcanoes National Park and journey back to Kigali. Arrive in the evening, where our guide will drop you off at Kigali International Airport or your preferred location, marking the end of your 9-day Rwanda bird watching safari.
- Bottled mineral water
- transportation in a 4X4safari car
- professional English speaking driver/guide
- professional birding guide
- game drive
- bird watching as per the itinerary
- International flights
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenditure on stuff like telephone/internet, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, etc
- Medical insurance and many more