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BIRDING TOURS IN RWANDA

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Rwanda is home to some of the most beautiful avian fauna in the world, from the white-tailed blue flycatcher with its white belly and contrasting dusty blue plumage, to the red-faced barbet with a striking red face, soft grey body, and hints of cinnamon color on its wings, to the subtle speckled plumage of the red-throated wryneck. Despite its relatively small size, this Central-East Africa country boasts more than 650 bird species, offering our guests a superb birding safari experience in Africa.

In fact, it is second only to the Democratic Republic of Congo in the number of species endemic to the Albertine Rift. This high degree of diversity remains despite the shrinkage in bird habitat, which has resulted from resettling refugees and setting aside land for agriculture in recent decades. If you’re like many visitors, a mountain gorilla trek in Rwanda may be the top priority for your adventure bush travel, but you will be delighted to know that there is plenty of other wildlife to see on the way to the gorilla forest.

Volcanoes National Park is home to an estimated 178 avifauna species, such as the cinnamon bracken warbler, Grauer’s rush warbler, Archer’s ground robin, Rwenzori batis, black and white manikin, white-tailed blue-flycatcher, and many more, both resident in Africa and migratory! Best of all, 13 species and 16 subspecies are endemic to Rwanda’s mountains, the Rwenzoris and Virungas.

The next birdwatching stop on your tour is Nyungwe National Park, host to 310 Rwandan avian species including the round-bodied handsome francolin, which displays soft grayish-blue plumage on its head and neck that blends into reddish tones on the wings, as well as the Archer’s robin-chat, which has a red-orange chest, grey-blue wings, and a distinct white stripe on a black head. Another eye-catching species is the masked mountain apalis, with a ruddy green body, black head, and belly dappled with white feathers. The Rwenzori turaco, blue-headed and regal sunbird, red-faced woodland, yellow-eyed black flycatcher, Neumann’s and Grauer’s warblers, striped-breasted tit, strange weaver, and so many others can often be seen right from the road. Other prime spotting locations include the Nyabarongo River, where papyrus gonoleks and Garuer’s swamp warblers are often seen, and on the steep terrain of the forest trails at Uwinka, known for sightings of great blue turaco, white-tailed crested flycatcher, barred long-tailed cuckoo, Shelley’s and disky crimsonwing, collared apalis, and too many others to mention. If you venture out in the evening, your guide may help you spot Albertine owlets, Rwenzori nightjars, and even possibly a Congo bay-owl.

The vast savannah plains of Akagera National Park offer a classic wildlife safari holiday, where bird lovers will be excited to seek out some of the 500 species found in this part of northeastern Rwanda. The mixture of species found in areas dominated by papyrus and acacia include the gorgeous grey-backed fiscal with a monotone color palette of soft grey, dense black, and pure white; the African stonechat with dark, rust-colored feathers complemented by a back head and white body; the lesser honeyguide, displaying beautiful golden plumage; and the blue-headed coucal, sporting a blue-black head, dark cinnamon wing tips, and white belly.

The most breathtaking feathered inhabitant of Akagera National Park, and perhaps in all of Central Africa, is the splendid African starling, with glossy iridescent feathers that shimmer in changing colors of fuchsia, cobalt blue, rich purple, and teal. Seeing this bird is the highlight of many guests’ birdwatching trips. The park is also known as one of the easiest places to observe shoebill. Other species include brown parrots, flappet larks, white-winged widowbirds, lappet-faced and white-headed vultures, African hawk eagles, western banded snake eagles, and many others.

Even your beach getaway at Lake Kivu offers the chance to expand your birding journal by locating some of the estimated 60 winged species present there. With so many avian species filling practically every part of Rwanda, AfricanMecca Safaris can easily fit guided bird walks into any wilderness vacation.

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1. Rwanda Safari Trip Ideas

2. Sample Itinerary Trips For Rwanda

3. Gorilla & Primate Safari Prices For Rwanda

WILDLIFE SAFARIS IN RWANDA
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WILDLIFE SAFARIS IN RWANDA

Rwanda is a specialty safari destination coupled with mountains, plains and lakeside viewing fauna. Your hilly adventure is heightened thanks to its gorgeous scenery, flora and pleasant climate.

RWANDA GORILLA TREK SAFARIS
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RWANDA GORILLA TREK SAFARIS

The playful antics and heartwarming social behaviors of mountain gorillas capture people's minds. AfricanMecca is proud to offer an insightful and enchanting trip into Rwanda's primate habitats.

CUSTOM-PRIVATE RWANDA SAFARIS
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CUSTOM-PRIVATE RWANDA SAFARIS

Flexibility is important during your wilderness trip to Rwanda so as to ensure an intimate, personal experience. A tailor-made tour can be arranged for any guest regardless of their preferred safari tier.

HONEYMOON SAFARIS IN RWANDA
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HONEYMOON SAFARIS IN RWANDA

A honeymoon is a special time in the lives of newlyweds. There is no more memorable place to mark new beginnings than the pristine wilderness of Rwanda, with its magnificent and truly unique denizens.

FAMILY SAFARIS IN RWANDA
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FAMILY SAFARIS IN RWANDA

Rwanda is the perfect active-adventure destination to unleash your child's imagination, especially for 15+ year teens old enough to participate in gorilla-primate treks and other unique wildlife safaris.

LUXURY SAFARIS IN RWANDA
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LUXURY SAFARIS IN RWANDA

We understand your requirements when you talk about fulfilling your dream of the ultimate luxury vacation experience in Rwanda where your every bespoke and plush needs are carefully catered to.

PHOTO SAFARIS IN RWANDA
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PHOTO SAFARIS IN RWANDA

AfricanMecca hand-selects the Rwanda photography instructors we provides to our guests. These are private photographers and exclusive encounters, and are never offered as part of a group.

CULTURAL SAFARIS IN RWANDA
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CULTURAL SAFARIS IN RWANDA

Rwanda is home to three tribal groups. We highly recommend setting aside some time during your wilderness safari adventure to visit cultural communities and experience Rwanda's traditional way of life.

RWANDA HIKING & TREKKING
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RWANDA HIKING & TREKKING

Rwanda is a hiking and trekking paradise, offering amazing trails for every experience level. AfricanMecca arranges hikes and treks in the top-notch protected areas of Volcanoes and Nyungwe Parks.

BIRDING SAFARIS IN RWANDA
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BIRDING SAFARIS IN RWANDA

Rwanda is home to some of the most beautiful avian fauna in the world. Despite its relatively small size, the country boasts more than 650 bird species, offering our guests a superb birding safari.

WEDDING SAFARIS IN RWANDA
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WEDDING SAFARIS IN RWANDA

Rwanda promises an inimitable escape that few venture to. It appeals to brides and grooms who want the most extraordinary nuptial celebrations with all the romance of an exotic and unique safari setting.

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SAFARI PRICES FOR RWANDA
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SAFARI PRICES FOR RWANDA

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AFRICA TRIP IDEAS FOR RWANDA
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AFRICA TRIP IDEAS FOR RWANDA

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PARKS & RESERVES IN RWANDA
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PARKS & RESERVES IN RWANDA

Review information on wildlife safari parks, reserves and lakes in Rwanda i.e. Volcanoes, Nyungwe Forest, Akagera, Gishwati-Mukura and Lake Kivu

ACCOMMODATIONS IN RWANDA
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ACCOMMODATIONS IN RWANDA

Review information on safari lodges and camps, city hotels, lakeside resorts in Rwanda's pristine wilderness, cities, lake beach shores and idyllic forests.

BEST TIME TO VISIT RWANDA
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BEST TIME TO VISIT RWANDA

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RWANDA PRIMATE & GORILLA TREK
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RWANDA PRIMATE & GORILLA TREK

Review the opportunity to see the mountain gorillas and golden monkeys of Volcanoes Park and other primates like chimpanzees and colobus monkeys of Nyungwe.

RWANDA COUNTRY PROFILE
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RWANDA COUNTRY PROFILE

Review country information and travel tips on Rwanda i.e. geography, culture, history, climate, tipping guide, what to pack and wear, entry requirements and more.

CITY DAY TOURS FOR RWANDA
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CITY DAY TOURS FOR RWANDA

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RWANDA SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS
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RWANDA SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS

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AFRICANMECCA REVIEWS

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  • I just returned from a month in Africa, specifically Rwanda & Kenya. I am left breathless with my experience. AfricanMecca Safaris coordinated the entire trip for me and left no detail, nothing for me to do.
    Carol Bobb - Pennsylvania, United States
  • Rwanda was amazing. The accommodations, food, and guides AfricanMecca arranged were great. Raza also helped us through the complicated process of getting permits for gorilla trekking. AfricanMecca is a fantastic company to work with.
    Stephanie Weir - United States
  • Jambo Altaf and Raza! We are back on earth now after our fabulous honeymoon. This is to say THANK YOU so much for organising a week in Kenya that we will never forget.....!
    Dr Krina Zondervan, Oxford University - United Kingdom
  • Jambo Raza!!! The safari trip was spectacular! Everything went off without a hitch. We loved the Masai Mara. The migration was awesome. You listened to what I wanted and delivered it perfectly.
    Judi & Chaim Platt - Toronto, Canada
  • I cannot say enough about the quality of AfricanMecca. Their teams in Kenya and Tanzania were top notch. Raza, again thanks to you and your entire organization! We will be repeat customers.
    Dan Kobick - Managing Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers - New York, United States
  • AfricanMecca Safaris offers incredibly knowledgeable and skilled services! Our travel arrangements for 2 months of volunteering with TEACH Rwanda in country were made quickly and economically. Honored to work with Raza!
    Janet Brown - TEACH Rwanda Founder - United States
  • This is to let you know my guests, The Bryant's, had a wonderful time on the trip Samburu, Masai Mara/Kenya, Chobe/Botswana & Victoria Falls/Zambia. Everything was perfect! Thank you..
    Christine Milan - MT Carmel Travel - Connecticut, United States

EAST AFRICA SAFARI & TOUR HOLIDAY IDEA FOR RWANDA

When visiting Rwanda, we recommend combining your Kigali visit with a gorilla safari in Volcanoes Park, Nyungwe and Akagera. You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Gishwati-Mukura ending with a beach vacation at Lake Kivu or even extending out to the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.

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