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Bird watching experience in Akagera National Park, is the only Savannah Park in the country of a thousand hills, boasts with over 480 bird species both Migratory and residential birds which do live in the diversity of rolling hills, woodlands, forests, seasonal and permanent swamps, lakes, Savannah vegetation and sticking landscape within the park area, both inside and outside the park, since they are mobile. The park features savanna birds such as the black-headed gonolek and those associated.

Common bird species in Akagera National Park

Balaeniceps rex (shoebill) and Agapornis fischeri (Fischer’s lovebird) are also can be seen during your birding safari with Akagera National Park. Among the common species you will see on your safari are the beautiful lilac-breasted roller, crested barbet, black headed gonalek, ross’s turaco, heuglin’s robin-chat as well as the grey hornbill among others.

When to do bird watching in Akagera National Park

Birding can be done either in the morning or in the evening during cool hours of the day. It’s Rwanda’s best bird watching destination outside of Nyungwe Forest National Park. The many kilometers of waterside habitat support African eagles, kingfishers, herons, ibises, storks, egrets, crakes, rails, cormorants, darts and pelicans. Seasonal visitors include large flocks of ducks, bee-eaters and terns, and the woodlands areas are particularly good places for barbets, shrikes, orioles and weavers.

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