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3 Days Rwanda Bird watching safari

3 Days Rwanda Bird Watching Safari.

3 days bird watching

Safari Overview

The 3 days Rwanda Bird wathing safari in  Nyungwe Forest National Park is one of the remarkable short bird watching trips in Rwanda with great rewards. Nyungwe National park to the south west of Rwanda is the leading bird watching destination in Rwanda. it has 275 species of burds including 25 Albertine endemics. The safari starts and ends in Kigali.

Best Time to Visit Rwanda

Planning to visit Rwanda for an safari holiday or trip? The best time to visit Rwanda varies according to the seasosn of the year; i.e. between June to Mid-September is the long dry season; October to November is a shorter rainy season and it’s followed by a short dry season from December to February. During both of Rwanda’s dry seasons, there is often light cloud cover. Therefore, one can choose Rwanda at any time of the year depending on the safari expectations and interests.

Book Gorilla Permits

Rwanda gorilla permits cost $1500 and Uganda gorilla permits cost $600. These have to be acquired months before your trip to be assured of viewing the mountain gorillas. Read more about booking gorilla permits.

3 Days Rwanda birdwatching safari Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

You will have breakfast early in the morning and depart at 6:30 am to Nyungwe Forest National Park south west of Rwanda. You will enjoy the beautiful Rwanda hills and the optional culutural visit to Nyanza palace, the home of the last two kings of Rwanda namely: Rusinga and Rudahigwa or at the Enthnographic Museum in Butare depicting Rwanda’s History and tradition can be arranged. When you arrive at Nyungwe Forest, you will check in the lodge, freshen up and head for an afternoon birding encounter in this acient forest while guided by a park ranger.

Day 2: Bird watching in Nyungwe Forest

Have an early breakfast before heading into the forest, have a walk into the forest where you will be able to see a number of different bird species.

Day 3: Morning Bird watching or optional chimpanzee trekking

This morning you can choose to engage in more birding encounter and gain a chance to see more birds that you could have missed out the previous day. Alternatively you could go chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest National park to explore the greatest apes closest to man kind in terms of DNA. The chimp lasts 2-5 hours. From either of these encounters you emback on a journey back to Kigali.

Safari Includes


  • Airport Transfers
  • Bottled Water
  • 4X4 Safari car for Transportation
  • Service of an English-speaking driver guide
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones

Not Included

  • Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • Tips to porters and driver/ guide
  • Insurance
  • Air tickets
  • Drinks from the Accommodation