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Bird watching in Rwanda

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If you are one of the bird lovers and nature lovers, no worries again here comes a great aviary in Akagera national park where most of the nice- and good-looking birds are found  In this park ,people come for an activity of bird watching. However, there are also other national parks in Rwanda where the birds are found and these are, Volcanoes national park and, Nyungwe national park. Bird watching in Akagera national park is memorable and unforgettable unless you are not a bird lover. This is a national park which attracts most tourists for bird watching .The park has got over 700 bird species  which are every where in the tree species in the park .They are also found in the swamps , wetlands and the bushes .Generally speaking , The watching of the birds in the volcanoes , Nyungwe , and Akagera will give you great moments and good times for the rest of your time and will also give you a chance to see the 27 Albertine rift endemics  .This is because it is not too tire sum to look for the birds as long as you target the real time in the morning when they are still in there nests and in the late evening when they are planning to rest .

 Bird watching in Rwanda

However, birding sometimes requires hiking to the top to look for some birds which always tend to hide there or which are always there looking for what to eat and to also look for different bird species that may not be common in the park.

When to go for birdwatching in Rwanda

Bird watching in Rwanda is done through out the year therefore there is no specific time for birders to come to the parks in Rwanda for mainly that activity .However the trained tour guides say that  the months of December , to February  are the migrant months and the bird seasons when Rwanda hosts a lot of wintering and pelearactic migrants .

Rwanda has tried recognizing the activity of bird watching by making sure that all the roads, Kigali international airport and the areas where the birds are tracked are renovated and well organized.

 Bird watching in Rwanda

Places in Rwanda where to go for bird watching

Volcanoes national park

The park has got over 165 bird species and 17 endemic areas where the birds are found. However, this park is known for mountain gorillas. It has got mountains such as bisoke, muhavura, gahinga, and kirisimbi mountains where the birds are found and the gorillas at the same time.

Nyungwe National park

This park is so far ranked the most popular national park for bird watching .It has many bird species that attract the tourists to come and see the birds there .The different bird species found in nyungwe include ,the red collared babbler , Rwenzori turaco ,handsome spur fowl ,Rwenzori batis , grauers swamp warbler , blue headed sunbird ,regal sunbird and the Albertine owlet .

Akagera National park

This park is located in the north east of Rwanda .The park fills up the space of the chunk of savannah .The park has acacia , the rolling grassland interspersed with broad leafed .The park has got over 525 species of birds including the red faced barbet , souse’s shrike , white collared olive back and the ruaha chart .The park is covered by papyrus wetlands and lakes where most of the birds hide .

Where to stay once you go to Rwanda for bird watching

Magashi camp

This camp is located in the Akagera national park .It offers a classic safari that makes every tourist  happy .This camp provides a space for a camp site where the tourists set there tents to have a rest at night .They are provided with fire at night which provides warmth and protection at night from the wild animals .The camp has a balcony which gives the tourists to view the big game and experience life in the wilderness .You will also get to view the uninterrupted views of lake Rwanyakazinga .

Ruzizi Tented lodge

This lodge is also located in the Akagera national park. This lodge has very well-trained staff that provides luxury services to its clients since it is a luxury lodge. It has a campsite which provides space where the tourists set their tents at night to have a rest. They are provided with fire at night which provides light, warmth and protection from the wild animals. The lodge has rangers who help the tourists to have evening bush walks, day and night drives. The lodge has a balcony which gives a great view to lake ihema and the beautiful bird species.

Lake kivu serena hotel

This lodge is also located in the Rwanda. This lodge has very well-trained staff that provides great services to its clients. It has a campsite which provides space where the tourists set their tents at night to have a rest. They are provided with fire at night which provides light, warmth and protection from the wild animals. The lodge has rangers who help the tourists to have evening bush walks, day and night drives. The lodge has a balcony which gives a great view to lake kivu and the beautiful bird species.

The hotel has a swimming pool that helps the tourists to swim during their leisure time.

Kigali serena hotel

Kigali serena hotel is a luxury hotel This lodge is also located in the Kigali. This lodge has very well-trained staff that provides great luxury services to its clients since it is a luxury hotel. It has a campsite which provides space where the tourists set their tents at night to have a rest. They are provided with fire at night which provides light, warmth and protection from the wild animals. The lodge has a balcony which gives a great view to lake kivu and the beautiful bird species.

The hotel has a swimming pool that helps the tourists to swim during their leisure time. Kigali has very many interesting sites where the cultural entertainment is performed such as the traditional dances, poems and so many. While in the Kigali Serena hotel, you will have to experience and visit the natural history museum, Namirembe women’s center and the Kigali genocide memorial.

The retreat

This lodge is also located in the Rwanda. This lodge has very well-trained staff that provides great services to its clients. It has a campsite which provides space where the tourists set their tents at night to have a rest. They are provided with fire at night which provides light, warmth and protection from the wild animals. The lodge has a balcony which gives a great view to lake kivu and the beautiful bird species.

The hotel has a swimming pool that helps the tourists to swim during their leisure time. It also has a gym where the tourists go after watching the birds to get exercises. During your time in the hotel, you will have to experience the Rwandan life with cultural interactions like making of baskets by the women of Rwanda.

Conclusion

Bird watching in Rwanda is something adventurous and interesting that no one should miss it once you visit Rwanda. This is because the melodious and lengthy jumbles of the birds attract the tourists.

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