Destination Kivu Belt

Birding at Nyungwe Top View

Positioned on top of a hill and in the vicinity of the Nyungwe National Park, the Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel offers a magnificent view of the forest.

Nyungwe National Park hosts more than 300 bird species, including 29 Albertine Rift endemicsnand the quasi-endemic Red-collared Mountain Babbler. The Hotel’s ideal location close to the Park allows for a fantastic birdwatching experience.

You can easily sight the Albertine Rift endemics from the garden of the Hotel, such as the  Regal Sunbird and Rwenzori Batis, and other stunning species such as the  Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill, Crowned Hornbill and Northern Double-collared Sunbird.

You can also enjoy tracking Chimpanzees in the Cyamudongo forest or visit the Nyungwe National Park to enjoy other activities, such as the Canopy walkway, waterfalls, hiking.

In less than an hour, 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.

Bird List

African (Western) Citril
African Dusky Flycatcher
African Green-Pigeon
African Pied Crow
African Pied Wagtail
African Common Stonechat
African Thrush
African Yellow White-eye
Augur Buzzard
Baglafecht Weaver
Barn Swallow
Black Saw-wing
Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill
Black-crowned Waxbill
Brimstone Canary
Bronze Mannikin
Bronze Sunbird
Brown-throated Wattle-eye
Chubb’s Cisticola
Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater
Crowned Hornbill
Dark-capped (Common) Bulbul
Fawn-breasted Waxbill
Green-backed (Gray-backed) Camaroptera
Green-headed Sunbird
Lesser-striped Swallow
Little Sparrowhawk
Long-crested Eagle
Northern (Common) Fiscal
Northern Double-collared Sunbird
Northern Gray-headed Sparrow
Northern Puffback
Olive-bellied Sunbird
Red-rumped Swallow
Regal sunbird
Ross’s Turaco
Ruwenzori Batis
Scarlet-chested Sunbird
Thick-billed Seedeater
Variable Sunbird
White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher
White-necked Raven
Yellow-billed Kite
Yellow-whiskered Greenbul


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