Birding Tours Uganda, bird watching trips

Uganda birding safaris & tours – Bird watching Uganda

There are less than 5 birding safari destinations on Planet Earth where one can expect to find over 600 bird species in only one park – Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park has more than 620 recorded bird species. Uganda is strongly considered to be the number one birding destination in Africa. With over 1074 bird species already recorded in the country, Uganda is one of the best place to go birding hot spots in Africa.

Uganda birding safaris take you to notable destinations with a genuine number of bird species and bird watching opportunities. Queen Elizabeth National Park, also a good place for game viewing, with 620 bird species recorded. About 335 species have been recorded in the Bwindi Impenetrable forest, which is also a home to more than half of the World’s remaining mountain gorillas. These two parks alone are among the richest protected areas to be found anywhere on Earth, according to their size.

Philip Briggs writes: “Uganda is arguably the best country in Africa for birds, with more than 1000 species recorded in an area the size of great Britain”. A fact that for Birding safaris, Uganda should on top of you birding tour bucket list.

You do not have to miss a complete birding experience that Uganda offers.

Remember that over 1074 bird species are present in Uganda’s tourist destinations, and a simple look at the itineraries here will draw your attention towards making a booking with Terrain safaris. Feel free to suggest your birding interests for an adjustment on any of the following tours.

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Mabamba Shoe bill Swamp: Wetland area recently acknowledged and an International conservation area. Famous for the rare Shoebill Stork. African Pearl safaris will take you for birding in Mabamba Wetland. This is an impressive site to sight see the amazing shoebill stork of Uganda.

Kibale Forest National Park: Besides Chimpanzees, Here you will find a variety of forest birds including the Red Winged Francolin Red Chested Fluftail African Pita, Joyful greenbul and many other bird species totaling to about 335.

Queen Elizabeth National Park Birding: The park which is also famous for wildlife in Uganda, hosts over 620 bird species. You will find 11 types of Kingfisher, several falcons,eagles and black bee eater, e.t.c

Bwindi Forest National Park: One of the top riches flora and fauna forests of East Africa. Find over 357 bird species. A must not miss include the Albertine rift Endemics, Rwenzori Batis, Buhoma Ruhinja Black bee eater and the African Green Broadbill.

Murchison Falls National Park: 370 birds see the Shoebill, giant kingfisher, bee eaters and other species.

Other Birding Areas

  • Budongo Forest.
  • Mabira Forest.
  • Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary.
  • Mgahinga National Park.
  • Lake Mburo National Park.
  • Entebbe Botanical Gardens.
  • Mpanga Forest.
  • Kampala and Environs.
  • Kajansi Fish Farm.
  • Moroto Town and surrounding areas.
  • Mount Elgon National Park.
  • Kidepo Valley National Park.
  • Semuliki National Park.

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