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Bird Watching In Akagera National Park

Akagera National Park offers an exceptional birding experience with almost 480 bird species documented  including several endemics, more than 40 different kinds of raptors and, in wetland areas, the much sought after shoebill.

Akagera is the best destination for bird watching safaris in Rwanda after Nyungwe National Park.

The park contains a variety of  lakes and swamps that host numerous birds such as the African fish eagles, kingfishers, herons, ibises, storks, egrets, crakes, rails, cormorants, darts, pelicans, barbets, shrikes, orioles and weavers.

Birding can be done on a game drive, via a boat trip (on Lake NIhema). Birding guides can be arranged at the park’s office.

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