Rwanda Bird Watching Safaris
Are you aware that Rwanda is one of the best destination for bird watching safaris in the East African region? The country is sanctuary to several species of birds giving visitors a chance to see and enjoy a lot of bird species while on their destination Uganda. Having a lot of bird species, Rwanda has turned out be a major destination for the birders to do a lot of different species of birds. The different categories of people that can come to Rwanda for bird watching include the researchers, we have people who are interested in leisure and hikers and now the main focus on the birders.
Taking aboard watching trip in Rwanda provides you with the best opportunity for the visitors to learn more about the birding life and enjoy more of the birding species which are found in Rwanda’s as well as the rare and the endangered bird species that are fund in Rwanda. You need to stay in Rwanda for some good time in order to identify and observe most of the bird species that bare found in Rwanda.
There are several habitats in Rwanda that provide the wonderful habitats to the several species of birds. Yes we know that Rwanda is small country, but its a country with huge potential when it comes to bird watching. Most of the birds in Rwanda exhibit the habitats of the various grassland, the Albertan region, the montane vegetation, the savannah grassland found within the Akagera national park, the swamps and wetland areas of Rwanda, the mountainous bird and those that are found within the forests.
Geographically, Rwanda is a wonderful destination with beautiful sceneries with marvelous hills and mountain of the Virunga and most importantly, the country is known because of its wonderful mountain gorillas which are sighted only in Volcanoes National Park in addition to other several primates found in Rwanda and therefore by taking the birding safaris in Rwanda, you will have killed 2 birds with just one stone. You enjoy birding at the same time enjoying the chimpanzee trekking. You don’t need to waste your time just come and enjoy the Rwanda’s bird watching safari.
Where to go for your Rwanda bird watching safaris?
Most of the clients have known Rwanda as the destination majorly for the gorillas, little do they understand that the country also offers fantastic birding adventure safaris. Rwanda is a sanctuary to over 750 species of birds and it also attract the migratory birds from other regions especially those for the Albertine Rift valley that do join the other permanent or native bird species that are originally found here. Thus in this article I bring to you some of the places in Rwanda that you will visit during your bird watching safaris and these include the following;
Our Rwanda bird watching safaris will lead to Akagera National Park which is the only savannah park and a well-known destination for bird watching safaris and this is well introduced and produced with the wonderful species with a full established bird species including the water birds because the park is divided by Akagera National Park. Over 525 bird species in Akagera National park include Sousa’s Shrike, reed-faced Barbet, Carruthers, Papyrus Gonolek and other species.
Rwanda also has got different forest birds which can as well be seen in the Nyungwe Forest and it has been recorder to be the leading birding destination in Rwanda. Nyungwe forest National Park is found in the southwestern park of Rwanda adjacent Kishwati-Mukura National park. The park is near the Democratic Republic of Congo and it has unique bird species including the twenty seven endemic bird species which means that these can only be found in this national park and some of these bird species in Nyungwe National Park include the Rwenzori Turaco, Rwenzori Batis, Red-Collared Babber Blue-headed Sunbird, Handsome spur fowl, Bwenzori Batis, among other species. Gishwati-Mukura National Park is also near and it also interesting for you to have the fantastic bird watching scenarios in this park. still, this is where you find the chimpanzees which are also found in this park as you engage ion birding, Chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda are best done in Nyungwe forest National Park.
As if this is not enough, several birds in Rwanda are also found in the gorilla park known as the Volcanoes National Park, the park that is also known for the gorilla trekking. Volcanoes National Park features over 167 species of birds which are goo to sight. As your doing the birding in this glorious park, you will be able to see golden monkeys and endangered mountain gorillas which are only located in this park. You will be helped by the tour guides that you will pack from the Park lead waters to help you identify the bird species easily within the park. Come for your memorable birding watching safari in Africa.
Birding in Rwanda is also wonderful in the Albrtine Eco region, where there are different forms of bird species the Albertine eco-lodge of Rwanda encompasses different species of bird which are endemic. It is a home to over 40 species of birds that are habited here
Even in Rwanda visitors who are interested in aquatic water birds can also be found at the around the Lake Kivu of Rwanda which is also a good destination for the adventurers
What is the best time to go for Rwanda bird watching safaris?
Rwanda bird watching safaris ate open and done all the year around, this means that you can travel to Rwanda and enjoy the Rwanda bird watching safaris. However, the best birding season in Rwanda is from October to March. Usually the bird watching safaris are clearly done during the rainy season when the vegetation is green and when it’s the breeding season for the birds. In Rwanda, the October to March is also the best time when we the permanent birds in Rwanda are joined by the migrant birds and true when the time when you will see the wonderful birds, therefore, when planning your Rwanda bird watching safari trip, you must not forget to plan this safari during the wet season but here at Africa adventure vacations, we are here to provide you with the best.
What to pack for your bird watching safari in Rwanda?
While planning for your Rwanda bird watching safaris, you need to make sure that you pack some of the better and good items that will help you to have the wonderful birding experience in Rwanda during this wonderful activity. Some of the items that you should not leave behind while coming for your Rwanda bird watching safaris and these include the packing the cameras with strong batteries to help you take photos, you need the hiking boots because at time you need to walk on foot, binoculars are essential during bird watching safaris, insect repellant, the birders list book or the note book, and all the items that you need to have the wonderful experience.
Why use Africa Adventure Vacations for your bird watching safari in Rwanda?
Africa Adventure Vacations is a local company based in Uganda but operate in East African countries that include Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, south Sudan, Democratic republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia and south Africa and we have over 10 years’ experience helping clients especially those who wish to take their vacation in East Africa including wildlife birding, beach, gorilla, culture of Africa. We provide services such as the booking for the park entrance fees, booking for the accommodation facilities, organizing transportation to the clients all done is shortest period of time.in other words, we arrange for the whole inclusive safari package to Africa. We organize other wildlife packages to all of the above mentioned countries including the gorilla packages to Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo and any other African Country. Therefore, you should not hesitate to choose us to be your bird watching safari in Rwanda