RWANDA BIRDING EXPERIENCE
Rwanda’s tropical rain- forests &mountains create a unique and amazing adventure for eco-adventures. Rwanda has approximately 700 bird species and other Albertine Rift endemic bird species compared to other countries. Rwanda has seven unique birding areas, which include Volcanoes National Park, Akagera National Park, Nyungwe National Park, Akanyaru, Cyamudongo Nyabarongo, and Rugezi Swamp.
Akagera National Park has various wetlands with endless papyrus species that harbor a variety of bird species that include the Papyrus gonolek, the elusive Shoebill stork, Carruthers' and Tabora Cisticolas, familiar Black Chats, White-headed, Bennett’s Woodpecker, White-headed, White-winged, and Miombo Wren-Warblers. Akagera National Park also rewards travelers with large mammals like elephants, hippos, and giraffes, along with a variety of bird species.
Nyungwe National Park is perched in the southwest part of Rwanda, with an immense region within the world's largest natural forest. Nyungwe’s unexplored forests harbor about 300 unique bird species and other animals, such as chimpanzees. Nyungwe National Park has steep hills with deep slopes.
Volcanoes National park doesn’t only have mountain gorillas but also harbors many bird species. The park borders Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.