Bird watching in Rwanda

To enjoy bird watching in Rwanda, you need to be prepared to stay out for long hours and have some considerable hiking is certain areas. For example, while birding Nyungwe national park and Volcanoes national park, there is a considerable amount of hiking up and down the mountainous areas.

Bird watching in Rwanda is an enjoyable activity because of the ease to see the birds and the short distance travelled between the protected areas. Rwanda is home to over 700 bird species, which are scattered between protected areas, swamps, and agricultural lands. Most of the birding happens in the 3 protected areas of Akagera national park, Nyungwe national park and Volcanoes national park. More birding is along swamps along the highways and agricultural lands in the villages. When searching for the Albertine rift endemics a visit to Volcanoes and Nyungwe forest will grant the best opportunities to view some of the 27 Albertine rift endemics.