Birding Rwanda

Who We Are

We are Rwandan based tour company operating in Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania & Burundi

Birding and educational Tours is a tourism and conservation company with aim “to provide tailor-made low impact eco-tourism products”. We specialise in birding tours, trekking primates (mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, chimpanzees, etc.), wildlife game driving and safaris, cultural, historical and educational tours services. With our extensive knowledge, we take you to the right locations to give you the opportunity to see the rare species, discover the wanders and culture of Africa. Our team is experienced in offering tourism services and is highly knowledgeable of Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Tanzania, Senegal and Botswana.

We are an experienced company in Bird guiding, Gorillas tracking, Historical, Cultural and Educational tours. We sell tourism attractions in Rwanda and birding and Mountain Gorillas from Uganda.

Our Mission

Our mission is to make difference in tourism, increase awareness in our living nature and vital employment opportunities for youth, communities’ well-being and sustainable conservation.

Our Services

Our tour consultants and professional guides provide expert advice on the best places to visit and see the rare species and help you to plan a vacation that suits your budget. We offer ground handling services from crafting your itinerary to guiding you throughout your journey:

1.⁠ ⁠Designing itineraries in our different destinations
2.⁠ ⁠Guided bird watching trips with experienced bird guides
3.⁠ ⁠Safaris tour to show you the wanders of Africa
4.⁠ ⁠Trekking primate mainly Mountain Gorilla and other, Golden Monkeys, Chimpanzees and other Monkeys
5.⁠ ⁠Ground Transport, car rental and airport transfers in confortable cars
6.⁠ ⁠Accommodation selections to ensure your comfort
7.⁠ ⁠Tourism materials and souvenir shop (binoculars, field guides, wildlife postcards and crafts, etc.)


Claudien Nsabagasani

Director & Principle Bird Guiding
Claudien Nsabagasani

Claudien was involved in birding since 2002 when he was a university student and he is currently one of the few professional Ornithologists in Rwanda. He has initiated the common bird monitoring and the long term monitoring of endangered and endemic species to the Albertine Rift in Volcanoes Landscape. Claudien has contributed to the ecological studies of the rare, endangered and endemics bird species in Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi and waterbird counting in Senegal, Mauritania and Guinea Bissau. He has developed birding tourism in East and West Africa through training of bird guides of national parks and local guides at birding routes as well as conducting research in IBAs and other birding areas. He has led over 100 birding tours, safaris and expeditions to Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Senegal. Claudien is also member and representative of local and international birding organisations including, African Birding Club (Country Representative), International Waterbird Counting (Coordinator-Rwanda), etc. Claudien is also a dedicated natural historian and has a passion for all things natural, including Flora & Trees, Mammals, mainly Mountain Gorillas, etc.


Mugabo Jean Pierre

Bird Guide
Mugabo Jean Pierre

Jean Pierre is young graduate from tourism school and a trained bird guide. He has been a tour guide since 2018 and he is one of the specialised of Albertine Rift Endemics and mountain forest birds. So far he has led more than 30 birding tours around Rwandan attractive birding sites mainly around Nyungwe National Park, Umusambi Village, Nyandungu Urban Wetland Eco-tourism Park and Wetlands in Bugesera and he has participated in a various research and bird surveys around the country.


Kamagaju Penina

Bird Guide (Savanna ecosystems)
Kamagaju Penina

Penina is one of the few trained female guides in Rwanda. She attended the advanced bird guide training and she was awarded birding guide bronze medal level 2 and currently she is attending the FAGSA general guide training. She has been a park guide since 2006 and she is specialised in savannah and wetlands birds and she is knowledgeable of animal and nature history of savannah ecosystems. Penina speaks fluently French, English and local/regional languages.


Kayitare Alex

Driver Guide
Kayitare Alex

Alex is a driver since 2010; he is one of disciplined and knowledgeable driver in Rwanda. He has been working with our company since 2012, he has earned a good experience in handling clients and he is very well appreciated by our clients. Alex has basic skills in bird guiding but has good-eyes and is good bird-finder while in the field. Alex speaks English, local/regional languages and little French.


Moussa Ka

Bird Guide (Sahelian expert)

Moussa “or call him Moise or Moses” is a senior bird guide in Senegal and Gambia. He has been a tour guide since 1998 and he is one of the experts of Sahelian specialities. His initial guiding activities were around Saint Louis at Djoudj, Langue de Barbarie and Geumbeul. Moussa is currently doing his Master  in Ornthology at University of Gaston Berger, he is also a member of Nature Communty Development (NCD-Birdlife partner in Senegal) and the chairman of the Norrthern Pole. Moussa Ka has so far led more than 50 birding tours around Senegal and he contributed a lot to the conservation and protection of birds through bird surveys and awareness activities.


Joseph Desire

Bird guide and driver - guide
Joseph Desire

Joseph is a young professional and trained in Avi-tourism and Wildlife Photography. He has a bachelor's degree in tourism and travel management from University of Tourism and Business Management (UTB) and has attended various training in bird guiding including the site bird guide and the advanced bird guide training where he was awarded a bronze medal level II. Joseph has a good experience in the tourism and hospitality industry from hotel services to community based tourism and driving skills. Joseph has conducted over 50 birding tours across the country which leads him to be among first observer or two rarities in Rwanda (Fan-tailed Raven 2020 & Bar-tailed Godwit).

We are helping local communities

Apart from our well trained bird guides, we work with the local communities and cooperatives as bird guides to increase their conservation awareness and enable them to benefit from tourism income. We pay special attention to vulnerable people like orphans living around birding sites where they can offer good services in tour guiding. Groups producing handicrafts are supported and sensitized on the sustainable use of natural resources to reduce the pressure on wildlife habitats.

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