10 Days Birdwatching and Primate Trip in Rwanda

10 DAYS - 9 NIGHTS
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Are you looking for 10 days Birdwatching and primate trip in Rwanda? Yes, when you fall in love with birds, no one can change your mind. Therefore, we bring you some of the very best birding tour package in Rwanda to spot several birds and wildlife species in different natural Habitats.

Rwanda is a home to over 700 different bird species with several important birding Areas (IBAs) including the Rugezi Swamp, Nyabarongo, Akanyaru, Cyamudongo, Akagera national park, Volcanoes national park and Nyungwe forest.  On your 10 Days Rwanda birding safari, look out for birds like Bennett’s woodpecker, Miombo Wren-Warbler, red-Faced Barbet, Shoebill stork among others.

10 days Birdwatching and primate trip in Rwanda highlight

  • Day 1: Arrival in Rwanda
  • Day 2: Drive to Akagera national park
  • Day 3: Whole day birding in Akagera national park
  • Day 4: Bird Nyungwe forest.
  • Day 5: Chimp tracking in Nyungwe forest national park
  • Day 6: Drive to Volcanoes national park
  • Day 7: Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes national park
  • Day 8: Bird watching in and around Volcanoes national park
  • Day 9: Birding the Twin Lakes of Lake Burera And Ruhondo
  • Day 10: Transfer to Kigali.

Day 1: Arrival in Rwanda

Upon arrival at Kigali international airport, meet and greet your birding guide for a transfer at your booked hotel. You will have a briefing session and later relax at your hotel as you get ready for your 10 days Birdwatching and primate trip in Rwanda. Depending on your wish we may take a city tour or bird around your hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at Flame Tree Village Hotel

Day 2: Drive to Akagera national park

Have breakfast and drive to Akagera national park to bird in the open savannah vegetation of Rwanda, to look out for birds like; the headed Black Chat, White-Black-collared Barbet, Bennett’s Woodpecker, Tabora Cisticola, Miombo Wren-warbler and the rare Ring-necked Francolin. The highly localized acacia specialist Red-faced Barbet can be spotted around Akagera Game Lodge grounds. After birding, set off to your booked lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Akagera game lodge.

Day 3: Whole day birding in Akagera national park

After breakfast, head to the park for birdwatching in Akagera national park to look for birds like the Bennett’s Woodpecker, Swamp Flycatcher, White-Black-collared Barbet, White-winged Warbler, headed Black Chat, Tabora Cisticola, Papyrus Gonolek, Carruther’s Cisticola, Miombo Wren-warbler, Brown Parrot, Shoebill, White-winged Black Tit, Sooty Chat among others. Later dive to Nyungwe forest for another exciting birding tour. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe top hill view lodge.

Day 4: Bird Nyungwe forest.

Today is a highlight of your 10 days Birdwatching Trip in Rwanda! Wake up in the morning for breakfast and later head to Nyungwe forest national park; which is a home to 13 primate species and Albertian rift endemics. On your biding tour, look out for the following birds in Nyungwe forest; the Rwenzori Turaco, Handsome Francolin, the rare Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Mountain Black Boubou, Ruwenzori Batis, Red-collared Mountain Babbler, Archer’s Robin-chat, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Neumann’s Warbler, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, the Purple-throated, Blue-headed and the stunning Regal Sunbird. Stripe-breasted Tit and Strange Weaver. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe top hill view lodge.

Day 5: Chimp tracking in Nyungwe forest national park

Wake up on the morning, have breakfast and drive to the park headquarters for briefing about Chimpanzee tracking experience in Nyungwe forest national park. You will then be assigned to a ranger guide and start your trail into the forest in search for a family of chimpanzees. Watch out for other primates like L’Hoest’s monkey, Angola colobus and birds during your trek. Upon meeting the chimps, spend a full hour with them and later retire and drive back to your lodge for relaxation. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe top hill view lodge.

Day 6: Drive to Volcanoes national park

After breakfast, drive as you bird to Ruhengeri / Musanze for your next adventurous tour in Volcanoes national park. This park is a home to several primates including the gentle mountain gorillas and golden monkeys as well as over 180 bird species such as the handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Turaco; Archer’s Robin-chat and both Dusky and Shelley’s Crimson wings. Check in your booked lodge, either relax or bird around the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge.

Day 7: Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes national park

Have breakfast and drive to the park headquarters for briefing about the most thrilling primate watching experience in Rwanda. You will be allocated in a maximum group of 8 and later start your trek into the deep jungles of Volcanoes national park. You will meet several birds such as Grauer’s rush warbler, dusky crimson-wing, Rwenzori batis, Rwenzori double –collared Sunbird, handsome francolin, Rwenzori turaco, strange weaver, collared Apalis, red-faced woodland warbler, Archer’s ground robin among others and several primates and tree species during your safari.  After meeting the gentle mountain gorillas, spend a full hour with them, see them play, interact with the family members, take as many photos as possible. Retire and drive back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge.

Day 8: Bird watching in and around Volcanoes national park

Have breakfast and go for a bird watching nature walk in the forest to look for birds like African long-eared owl, Ruwenzori turaco, Archer’s robin-chat, Brown woodland warbler, Brown-necked parrot, Doherty’s bush-shrike, Lagden’s bush-shrike, Dusky crimsonwing, Dusky turtle dove, Strange weaver, Grauer’s swamp warbler, Handsome francolin, Ruwenzori apalis, Ruwenzori batis, Ruwenzori double-collared sunbird, Ruwenzori nightjar, Scarlet-tufted malachite sunbird, Red-faced woodland warbler among others. Dinner and overnight stay at Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge.

Day 9: Birding the Twin Lakes of Lake Burera And Ruhondo

After breakfast, go for a guided nature walk to look for bird species around the Twin Lakes of Lake Burera And Ruhondo such as red-faced woodland warbler, strange weaver, king fisher, Ruwenzori turaco, brown necked parrot, dusky turtle dove among others. Later drive to Lake Kivu for an evening bird watching to look for birds like; common kestrel, African Pied Wagtail, African Pied Wagtail, Tropical Boubou, Ashy Flycatcher, spotted Yellow-throated Greenbul, Speckled Pigeons, Chin-spot Batis, Cardinal Woodpecker, Common Waxbill, Bronzed Sunbirds etc. Dinner and overnight at Malahide paradise.

Day 10: Transfer to Kigali.

Have your breakfast at leisure and later drive to Kigali international airport to end your 10 days Birdwatching and primate trip in Rwanda. If you missed a city tour, this is the best day to take a Kigali city tour before drop off at the airport.

10 days Birdwatching and primate trip in Rwanda includes;

  • Park fees
  • All activities
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Meals
  • Drinking water

10 days Birdwatching and primate trip in Rwanda excludes;

  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Personal items
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
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