Bird Watching In Rwanda

Bird watching in volcanoes national park starts in the morning with a briefing from the park center

Bird Watching In Volcanoes National Park

Are you looking for bird watching tours in Volcanoes national park? Yes; bird watching is one of the most done activities in volcanoes national park located in the northwest of Rwanda. The park is known as a bird’s parasite for bird lovers but there are also activities done in the park such as golden monkey trekking and gorilla trekking that have made the park popular worldwide. Birding can be combined with golden monkey trekking and gorilla trekking. Volcanoes national park has over 200 bird species so far recorded and most of them are endemic to the Albertine region. 29 bird species are restricted in range to Virunga and Rwenzori mountains.

Bird watching in volcanoes national park starts in the morning with a briefing from the park center, there is a well experienced birder guide who leads you to the jungle in search of different bird species that stay in the forest. If you a good birder, there are chances of seeing more than a half of the total number of birds in the park.

Birders commonly seen in volcanoes national park include rwenzori turaco, archer’s ground robin, dusky crimson- wing, rwenzori double collared sunbird, francolins, strange weaver, red – faced woodland warbler, rwenzori batis, collared apalis. Brown – necked parrot, dusky turtle dove, rwenzori nightjar, lagden’s bush shrike, scarlet – tufted malachite sunbird, handsome francolin, grauer’s swamp warbler and many others. Among these bird species include 16 different bird species that are endemic to the albertine rift

If you are planning to do bird watching in Rwanda, you should consider volcanoes national park as your final birding destination. Bring along a pair of binoculars and a camera to take pictures of different bird species.

Tourists too volcanoes national park can combine bird watching excursions with the once in a life time experience gorilla trekking to meet eye to eye with mountain gorillas or golden monkey trekking. Volcanoes national park protects Rwanda’s part of the Virunga mountain range and includes five out of eight volcanoes namely mountain Karisimbi, mountain Muhabura, mountain Gahinga, mountain Bisoke and mountain Sabinyo.

Rwanda is a blessed country and loved by so many people planning to visit east Africa. The small country has 4 national park namely Akagera national park for game viewing with the big five animals ( lion, buffalo, leopard, elephant and rhino), Ngungwe forest national park with chimpanzee trekking, Gishwati Makura national park for primate viewing and Volcanoes national park for golden monkey trekking and gorilla trekking.

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