12 Days Birding Tour

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All about the 12 Days Birding Tour.

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by your guide who will transfer you to your hotel for an overnight stay. Depending on your arrival time, you can explore Kigali and visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial or the local markets.
Day 2-4: Nyungwe Forest National Park After breakfast, you’ll drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park, which is home to over 300 bird species. You’ll spend three full days birding on the various trails, where you’ll spot several special bird species such as the Red-collared Babbler, Grauer’s Swamp Warbler, and Kungwe Apalis. You’ll also have the chance to spot primates such as the Colobus Monkey and Chimpanzee. You’ll spend three nights at a lodge within the park.
Day 5-6: Lake Kivu After breakfast, you’ll drive to Lake Kivu, where you’ll spend two full days birding and exploring the lake. You’ll spot several bird species such as the Pied Kingfisher, African Fish Eagle, and the Malachite Kingfisher. You’ll also have the chance to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the lake. You’ll spend two nights at a lodge near the lake.
Day 7-8: Volcanoes National Park After breakfast, you’ll drive to Volcanoes National Park, which is home to the critically endangered mountain gorillas and several bird species such as the Rwenzori Batis, the Black-billed Turaco, and the Handsome Francolin. You’ll spend two full days birding and trekking to see the gorillas. In the afternoons, you can opt to visit the Iby’iwacu Cultural Village to learn about the traditional Rwandan culture. You’ll spend two nights at a lodge near the park.
Day 9-10: Rugezi Swamp After breakfast, you’ll drive to Rugezi Swamp, which is home to several bird species such as the Papyrus Gonolek, the Lesser Jacana, and the Blue-headed Coucal. You’ll spend two full days birding on the various trails and exploring the swamp. You’ll spend two nights at a lodge near the swamp.
Day 11-12: Akagera National Park After breakfast, you’ll drive to Akagera National Park, which is home to several bird species such as the Shoebill Stork, Papyrus Gonolek, and Red-faced Barbet. You’ll spend two full days birding and game driving in the park to spot several animals such as the African Elephant, Giraffe, and Hippopotamus. On the last day, you’ll have a final birding excursion in the park before transferring back to Kigali for your departure flight. You’ll spend two nights at a lodge within the park.
This 12-day itinerary will give you ample time to explore Rwanda’s diverse habitats and bird species, as well as spot other interesting wildlife.

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