Explore the picturesque forest reserve along the Umuvumba River. You will learn more about the conservation significance of the area, the diverse flora and the interventions to protect the river bank and prevent soil erosion.
The Umuvumba River is part of the Nile and an important lifeblood – providing water for tea plantations in northern Rwanda, irrigation of rice fields and other agriculture as well as water for the dairy cattle of the area.
The walk is ideal for bird watchers. Rwanda offers arguably the best African Montane Birding anywhere, with around 705 species. It is the only safe place to see the Red-collared Babbler, other specialities include the Handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Nightjar, Blue-headed and purple breasted sunbird to name a few. You’ll also spot other wildlife including baboons and vervet monkey.
Did you Know: The Rwandan national bird is The Gold Crested Crane with its magnificent wingspan of stretching two metres.
Good to know – Two hours along the river.
Cost – RWF 20,000 per person min 2 people.