Authentic Bird Watching Holidays in Rwanda
Besides Gorilla trekking, Bird watching is yet another paying adventure, as you encounter a massive bird list of over 750 species! Besides those that are endemic to the place and majority that come from the Albertine Rift valley. There are numerous places one can sight birds while In Rwanda.
The Albertine Eco-region
The Albertine region is composed of a chain of mountains that were developed through volcanic formations, and spread to the western half of Rwanda, covering five other countries and harboring the majority of the Afro-montane bird species in its chain of flora and fauna, home to approximately 40 bird species.
Volcanoes National Park
Though well known as home to the Endangered Mountain Gorillas and Golden monkeys, volcanoes national park is home to over 165 bird species with unique and rare features open for visitors to come and watch. Birding is done in designated places by expertly knowledgeable guides with the entire concept concerning the different bird species, all you need is a good camera for taking photos and other necessary equipment.
Nyungwe Forest National Park
Renowned as one of the best birding destinations with over 310 bird species, the park should be your next destination to visit. It is located in the south-western part of Rwanda bordered by the Nile and DR Congo and covered by tropical mountain rainforest. Birds in this area include among others, 27species that endemic to the place, Red-collared Babbler, Blue-headed Sunbird, Regal Sunbird, Handsome Spur fowl, Grauer's Swamp Warbler, Rwenzori Batis, Albertine Owlet, and Rwenzori Turaco.
Akagera National Park
Sits beneath the Albertine belt, northeastern part of Rwanda, housing over 525 bird species in its rolling grassland mixed with broad-leafed and acacia woodland, dissected by River Akagera; some of the bird species that are found here include Papyrus Gonolek, Sousa's Shrike, White-collared Olive back, Shoebill, Red-faced Barbet, and Carruther's Cisticola among others.
The Accommodation facilities, roads leading to the birding spots, and birding trails have all been set in place to ensure that birders find no difficulties, there are knowledgeable site guides in all the birding areas ready to transition the knowledge from them to you all year round but preferable, December to February when it is the migrant bird season. Never think of missing any moment with birds because it is fun and rewarding, it exposes you to numerous encounters and rare features that you will fall in love with. Book you Birding safari today and you will never go wrong.