Destination Kivu Belt

Birding at DaVinci Lodge

Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge is situated in an ideal prime location in Kinigi, Musanze District. We are within a 20-minutes driving distance to the Volcanoes National Park, home to the Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkey, various bird species and other natural attractions.

Our garden has more than 30 birds recorded to date, including the Black-crowned Waxbill and the Red-billed Firefinch. You can also find additional species in the surrounding farmlands, including the Streaky Seed-eater and the Holub’s Golden Weaver.

From our Lodge, you can drive to the Twin-Lakes within 40 minutes and to the Rugezi Marsh in 1.5 hours, home to the White-winged Swamp Warbler and the endangered Grauer’s Swamp Warbler.

Also, within two hours, you can reach the Gishwati-Mukura National Park, where more than 100 species, including 20 Albertine Rift endemics, can be easily spotted, along with other attractions such as Chimpanzee tracking.

We have trained and experienced birdwatching guides who can also offer other guiding experiences. Should you be interested, please contact our reception for more information. 

Our birdwatching checklist offers you a glimpse of the diverse species of birds you can find at Rwiza Village.

Bird List

African Paradise Flycatcher
African Pied Wagtail
African Thrush
Augur Buzzard
Baglafecth Weaver
Black Saw-wing
Black-crowned Waxbill
Bronze Mannikin
Bronze Sunbird
Cape Wagtail
Chubb’s Cisticola
Common Waxbill
Dark-capped (Common) Bulbul
Hadada Ibis
Holub’s Golden Weaver
Hooded Vulture
Northen Grey-headed Sparrow
Pied Crow
Red-billed Firefinch
Red-chested Sunbird
Red-eyed Dove
Streaky Seedeater
Tawny Eagle
Variable Sunbird
White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher
Yellow-billed Kite


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