Beautifully situated on a hill overlooking Lake Kivu, the Ishara Beach Motel is 5km from the Nyamasheke District headquarters.
Surrounded by natural vegetation and a community farm, our Motel also has a huge garden and a sand beach where you can easily spot the fabulous Ross’s Turaco. This calm environment attracts water birds like the African Jacana, Black Crake, and the Common Sandpiper. To date, 82 bird species have been recorded in our garden, including the fabulous Double-toothed Barbet and Grey-caped Warbler.
At your request, we can organise a boat to discover Lake Kivu where you can also spot fisher birds such as the Yellow-billed Duck and Woodland Kingfisher.
The Motel is within an hour from the northern side of Nyungwe National Park (Gisovu side), home to more than 300 bird species, including 29 Albertine Rift endemics and the quasi-endemic Red-collared Mountain Babbler. The Park also offers other unique attractions, such as the Canopy walkway, waterfalls, hiking, 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
African Common Stonechat
African Moustached Warbler
African Pied Wagtail
African Yellow White-eye
Black-headed (Village) Weaver
Dark-capped (Common) Bulbul
Green-backed (Gray-backed) Camaroptera
Lesser Striped Swallow
Northern (Common) Fiscal
Northern Gray-headed Sparrow
Southern Red Bishop
Western Yellow Wagtail
Learn about the Rwandan bee keeping tradition, create a traditional beehive and extract honey in the traditional way