Nyabarongo River Wetlands Rwanda

This wetland is also a protected area with in Rwanda and it covers an area of 42.62km and is located in the south east of the country and south east of kigali city. This wetland also includes the marshes and swamps that are art of the flood plain of the Nyabarongo River that is the longest river in Rwanda. The wetland is hydrated by the river Nyabarongo that is tributary of the Nile that empties into the famous Akagera River and later flows into Lake Victoria. The river is also believed to be the source of the Nile according to the different sources.

This wetland is also a strong birding site which lies in the availability of some global species and some of these include; the madagascar squacco heron, carruther’s cisticola, the northern brown throated weaver, the white winged scrub warbler, payrus yellow warbler, the papyrus Gonolex, and the papyrus canary. In addition, 8 of the 11 species of Lake Victoria biome and the 3 of the afro tropical highlands biome can also be found at this site. The Sitatungas can be found here as well as the swamp elephants.