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Trip Overview

Once you've seen them, you'll never forget their distinct sound, color, and asylum. Observe the birds in Rwanda's western, eastern, northern, and southern regions. Rwanda is a small landlocked country in eastern Africa. There are over 703 different bird species in Rwanda, with 23 of them being indigenous to the Albertine region. The journey begins in Kigali, where you will go shopping and take a city tour before visiting Akagera National Park, Nyungwe National Park, and Volcanoes National Park. Accommodation, transportation, and more are all included, and you'll get a view of some of the world's most stunning scenery. You'll be surprised to learn that the majority of bird watching takes place in the morning.

Day 1: A day At Kigali city

Meet and greet our expert driving guide at the agreed-upon location on this day. Our corporate staff will gladly walk you through the Rwandan code of behavior as well as describe the various destinations you will visit with your birds. Following the briefing, you will visit a genocide memorial site to learn more about genocide and its consequences. After that, it's time for lunch before traveling to the local markets to stock up on mementos for the trip. You'll drive to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay at sunset.

Day 2: Kigali to Akagera NP

You'll embark on a relaxing 2-hour trip to Akagera National Park, where you'll be able to take in the stunning scenery, lush greenery, and more. You'll arrive at your lodging facility and check in for lunch and refreshments. After that, you can either spend the evening enjoying the vegetation around the lodge or go for a canoe excursion. The day ends with a campfire, food, and an overnight stay.

Day 3: Full day Bird watching

Begin your day with a delicious breakfast at the lodge, followed by a morning birding session on the authorized routes. Your birding specialist will assist you understand what you're seeing in terms of bird species, what they eat, and how they sound, among other things. After lunch, the last birding session will take place in the calm of the evening, as the birds return to their nests to rest, feed the young, and so on. The African fish eagle, Bateleur, African jacana, Squacco heron, and other unusual bird species can be found in the Akagera woodland. The amount of time you spend birdwatching is entirely up to you.

Day 4: Morning Game drive and Transfer to Nyungwe National Park

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at the lodge, followed by a game drive. The only savannah park in Rwanda, Akagera National Park is one of the continent's largest conservation zones. You will be on the lookout for lions, leopards, elephants, cape buffaloes, many antelope species, warthogs, and other animals for about three to four hours. It's pure chance that you'll run into the cats. During your game drive, you will also come across a variety of birds. After that, you'll return to the Lodge and check out before heading to Nyungwe National Park, with a lunch stop along the way at the Kings Palace or somewhere else. After enjoying wonderful views of the rolling hills and dotted homesteads, you will arrive to Nyungwe National Park in the evening. The day ends with dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 5: Full day birding

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at the lodge, and then spend the rest of the day exploring them in the lush Nyungwe National Park rainforest, Africa's premier birdwatching destination. The Albertine owlet, Dusky crimson wing, Handsome spurfowl, Mountain masked Apalis, stripe-breasted tit, and royal sunbird are some of the bird species to look out for as you spend the entire day with the skilled birding guide. After the first session of birding, lunch will be given, and you will return to the lodge for dinner and a relaxing snooze at night.

Day 6: Birding at Lake Kivu

You will tour the shores of Lake Kivu, the country's largest lake, after a delectable breakfast at the lodge. Take a guided nature walk through the kibuye swampland to see some of the most interesting bird species, including the African pied wagtail, Ashy flycatcher, Tropical Boubou, speckled pigeons, bronzed sunbirds, common kestrel, common waxbill, and spotted yellow throated greenbul. After a lunch break, you will retire following the evening bird watching session. The day's bird call ends with dinner and overnight.

Day7: Drive to parc National des Volcano’s

Start your day with a delicious breakfast and then check out of the lodge for a transfer to Parc National des Volcanos National Park, located in Rwanda's extreme northwestern region. Enroute You will enjoy a lunch break before continuing on to the haven of not just gorillas and golden monkeys, but also birds and other forest creatures. You'll be greeted warmly at the Lodge, where you'll check in for refreshments before supper and a restful night's sleep.

Day 8: Bird-watching

After an early breakfast at the lodge, you'll head to one of the park's designated birdwatching areas to keep an eye out for the birds. You'll look for Handsome francolins, huge lobelias, Rwenzori turaco, and other wildlife amid the foothills and forest cover of the various mountains that make up Volcanoes National Park. Volcanoes Np are home to about 180 bird species. Before calling it a day, have lunch and dinner at your lodge's comfy bedding.

Day 9: Birding at Twin Lake and Musanze

You will spend the first 4-5 hours of the day at the Twin Lake to see the various birds, which are around 301species in total. During the Birding tour, seek for Ruwenzori batis, gorgeous fracklon, red-faced woodland warbler, Ruwenzori turaco, stranger weaver, herons, King fishers, cormorants, Hammerkop, tato dove, and more. You will have a lunch break after the morning session and then spend one hour of the evening exploring the Musanze cave. Musanze Cave is unique in that it is both huge and home to multiple bat colonies. After that, you'll return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 10: Return to Kigali

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at the lodge, then check out for a transfer to the agreed-upon drop-off location — Kigali International Airport. The experience of being driven down the Road to Kigali is unforgettable. It comes with soaking in the fresh air from the rich foliage that blankets the area and seeing the gorgeous panorama, dotted with homesteads. You will have a lunch break when you arrive in Kigali city, and then proceed to the agreed-upon drop-off site for supper and sleep.

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