Birding trips and safaris in Rwanda – Where to see birds of Rwanda?
Birding trips and safaris in Rwanda – Rwanda has three main many birding destinations but the main ones are Volcanoes National Park, Nyungwe Forest National Park, Akagera National Park and all of them have well developed birding trails.
Volcanoes national park.
Around 200 bird species have been recorded, a list that includes at least 16 Albertine Rift Endemics, but logistically it is not an easy site for bird watching some species include Grauer’s rush warbler, Rwenzori batis, Rwenzori Turaco, Rwenzori double –collared Sunbird, handsome francolin, strange weaver, dusky crimson-wing, collared Apalis, red-faced woodland warbler and Archer’s ground robin.
Nyungwe national park.
Around 310 species haven been recorded in the forest and it’s one of the best places for birding in Rwanda some bird species include Rwenzori Nightjar, White-tailed Crested Flycatcher, Kivu Ground Thrush, the Handsome Francolin, Dwarf Honeyguide, Greatblue and Rwenzori Turaco, montane Double Collared Sun and the Red- Throated Alethe.
Akagera national park.
Around 480 bird species have been recorded in Akagera, and it is particularly strong on raptors, water birds, and savannah and woodland species such as shoebill, papyrus Gonolek, African Wattled Plover, Giant Kingfisher, Senegal Lapwings, Squacco Herons, African Open bill stock, Grey Crowned Crane, African Darter, Long-toed and Water Thick-knee.
Best time to do birding trips and safaris in Rwanda
The best time visit volcanoes national park is from mid-May to mid-October, this is the long dry season and has perfect conditions for tracking gorillas. There are four seasons to consider when planning your Rwanda safari, however the weather is fairly temperate and favors travel year round, thanks to its compact size, proximity to the equator and high altitude, which gives it a fresh highland feel and consistent temperature. The average daytime temperature is around 30°C or 86°F. The capital of Kigali enjoys an average temperature of 21°C or 70°F.. Contact Great Adventure Safaris to book birding trips and safaris in Rwanda Africa.