Rwanda Birding & Gorilla Tracking Tour - 9 Days




Rwanda has approximately 735 bird species including 44 Albertine rift endemics plus 4 pure endemics;

the avitourism potential has been overshadowed by the gorilla tourism dominance and lack of publicity, awareness about birding products and good birding guides. However, considering the size of the country, Rwanda has the highest concentration of bird species in Africa.


In Akagera National Park you have at least 525 bird species including the rare shoebill stock plus 4 endemics, Nyungwe National Park has approximately 283 bird species with 27 endemics “The highest concentration of Albertine Rift endemics of anywhere in the world!” and Volcanoes National Park has approximately 90 species with 13 endemics.

This, besides tracking the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park and an opportunity for chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest National Park.

  • Day 1: Arrival for Rwanda birding safari

  • Day 2: Whole day birding Akagera National Park

  • Day 3: Birding to Volcanoes National Park for mountain gorilla trekking

  • Day 4: Rwanda Gorilla trekking - Volcanoes National Park

  • Day 5: Birdwatching tour to Nyungwe Forest National Park

  • Day 6: Birding Nyungwe Forest National Park of Rwanda – (Optional chimpanzee tracking)

  • Day 7: Another day birdwatching Nyungwe Forest in Rwanda

  • Day 8: Transfer to Kigali for the last night

  • Day 9: Departure – End of Rwanda birdwatching tour


  • Visit the rare white Rhinos of Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary

  • The Murchison Falls National Park in search of the big five.

  • Tracking the infamous Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park.

  • Tree-climbing lions of Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park

  • Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

  • Golden Monkey tracking in Kisoro’s Mgahinga National Park.


  • January to March: Hot and dry, an excellent time of year to be on safari in Uganda.

  • April and May: Uganda’s long rainy season when many camps are closed. Rains tend to be in the morning and late afternoon.

  • June to September: Temperatures climb rapidly and this is a fantastic time of year for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

  • October to December: Another great time of year to be on safari, you can get some rain in November but temperatures are favourable and conditions are ideal for game viewing.


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