Destination Kivu Belt

Birding at Peace Guest House

Nestled in the quiet and calm of Lake Kivu, Peace Guest House is situated in Rusizi town (former Cyangugu), close to the Kamembe airport and the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Surrounded by trees and wildlife, we have a beautiful green garden that hosts a diverse species of birds. To date, up to 40 species have been identified here, including the Ross’ Turaco, Striated Heron and Double-toothed Barbet. You can also spot the Great Cormorant, Pied and Malachite Kingfishers and Red-chested Sunbird on the shores of the Lake.

The guest house is only 45 minutes away from the Nyungwe National Park, 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 Peace Guest House.

Bird List

African Dusky Flycatcher
African Paradise Flycatcher
African Pied Crow
African Yellow White-eye
Augur Buzzard
Baglafecht Weaver
Black Crake
Broad-billed Roller
Cattle Egret
Chin-Spot Batis
Chubb’s Cisticola
Collared Sunbird
Copper Sunbird
Dark-capped (Common) Bulbul
Double-toothed Barbet
European Roller
Gray-backed Camaroptera
Grey Parrot
Hadada Ibis
Long-crested Eagle
Northern (Common) Fiscal
Northern Double-collared Sunbird
Pied Kingfisher
Red-chested Sunbird
Red-eyed Dove
Ross’s Turaco
Scarlet-chested sunbird
Striated Heron
Tropical Boubou
Variable Sunbird
White-browed Robin-chat
White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher
Yelow-fronted Canary
Yellow-throated Greenbul


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