Located very close to the western exit of the Nyungwe National Park, the Ken Barham Guest House, also known as EAR Guest House, is a simple, budget-friendly accommodation with a beautiful garden that hosts more than 40 different bird species.
Our garden is frequently visited by stunning birds like the Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill Ross’s Turaco, African Dusky Flycatcher, and Fawn-breasted Waxbill.
Due to its prime location, you can easily access the Nyungwe National Park and hike to the Ndambarare Water-fall and birding trails. Likewise, you can also visit the Cyamudongo forest, which is only an hour’s drive from the guest house.
You can drive to Lake Kivu, Rwanda’s biggest Lake, from the guest house in less than an hour. 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 (Western) Citril
African Dusky Flycatcher
African Pied Crow
African Pied Wagtail
African Common Stonechat
African Yellow White-eye
Dark-capped (Common) Bulbul
Green-backed (Gray-backed) Camaroptera
Lesser Striped Swallow
Northern Double-collared Sunbird
Northern (Common) Fiscal
Northern Gray-headed Sparrow
This coffee tour starts in the plant nursery and ends with a cup of Rwandan coffee ground and roasted in the traditional way.
Take a boat to Nkombo Island on Lake Kivu from Rusizi. Experience a unique culture, village life, cultural performances, and storytelling
Spend a full day hiking Ibere rya Bigogwe followed by a visit to the cows at the farms on the greenest hills in Africa