The Gisakura Guest House lies close to the western exit of the Nyungwe National Park. We are a budget-friendly accommodation with services that is a real value for money.
Surrounded by mahogany trees and a lush garden, we have at least 66 identified bird species in our garden. Amongst them are the Albertine Rift endemics, including the Northern Double-collared and Regal Sunbird.
From Gisakura, you can easily walk to the reception of the Nyungwe National Park in 15 minutes and hike the birding trails of the forest and the Ndambarare Water-fall. You can also enjoy tracking Chimpanzees in the Cyamudongo forest, an hour’s drive from the guest house.
In less than an hour from the guest house, you can drive to Lake Kivu, Rwanda’s biggest Lake. Here you can relax and spot waders and waterbird species, such as the Common Sandpiper, Great Cormorant, Common Sandpiper, Malachite and Pied Kingfishers.
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 in our Hotel.
African Dusky Flycatcher
African Common Stonechat
African Pied Crow
African Yellow White-eye
Dark-capped (Common) Bulbul
Green-backed (Gray-backed) Camaroptera
Lesser Striped Swallow
Northern Double-collared Sunbird
Northern Gray-headed Sparrow
Sifling (Short Winged) Cisticola
White-tailed Blue Flycatcher
Hiking and camping around Gishwati and Mukura forests offer some of the most scenic, green hills and stunning views in Rwanda