Birding Safaris Uganda, bird watching trips

Uganda birding safaris and tours – Uganda bird watching

There are only about five birding safari destinations on the planet where you can expect to see over 600 bird species in a single park – Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park has over 620 registered bird species. Uganda is widely regarded as the best birding destination in Africa. Uganda is one of the best places to go birding in Africa, with over 1074 bird species already registered.

Uganda birding safaris take you to notable destinations with a diverse range of bird species and opportunities for bird watching. With 620 bird species registered, Queen Elizabeth National Park is also a good place for game viewing. The Bwindi Impenetrable Jungle, which is also home to more than half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, has been home to approximately 335 species. Owing to their size, these two parks are among the richest protected areas on the planet.

“Uganda is arguably the best country in Africa for birds, with over 1000 species reported in a region the size of Great Britain,” writes Philip Briggs. Uganda should be at the top of your birding tour bucket list if you want to go on a birding safari.

You don’t have to miss out on the full birding experience that Uganda has to offer.

Remember that over 1074 bird species can be found in Uganda’s tourist destinations, and a quick glance at the itineraries here will entice you to book with Terrain Safaris. Please feel free to suggest your birding interests for an adjustment on any of the tours mentioned below.

Top Uganda birding tours.

17 Days Long Comprehensive Uganda adventure Tour

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2 weeks Uganda Wildlife safari

This is an impressive Uganda gorilla safari tour with fascinating encounters, discover the best of Uganda in 14 days. The safari takes you to explore the vast wildlife Uganda has. The safari also takes you to the virgin land of Kidepo for impressive wildlife & Karimojong discovery.
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5 days Chimpanzees and gorilla safaris in Uganda

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Top Birding Destinations in Uganda

Mabamba Shoe Bill Swamp: A wetlands area that has recently been designated as an international protected area. The Shoebill Stork is a rare bird. African Pearl Safaris will take you to the Mabamba Wetland to go bird watching. This is an impressive location to see Uganda’s beautiful shoebill stork.

Kibale Forest National Park is home to a number of forest birds, including the Red Winged Francolin, Red Chested Fluftail African Pita, Joyful Greenbul, and approximately 335 other bird species.

Birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park: The park, which is also known for its wildlife in Uganda, is home to over 620 bird species. There are 11 different varieties of Kingfishers, as well as falcons, eagles, and black bee eaters, among other things.

Bwindi Forest National Park: One of East Africa’s richest flora and fauna reserves. There are over 357 bird species to be found. The Albertine Rift Endemics, Rwenzori Batis, Buhoma Ruhinja Black Bee Eater, and African Green Broadbill are all must-sees.

Murchison Falls National Park has 370 bird species, including the Shoebill, giant kingfisher, bee eaters, and others.

Other Uganda Birding Locations

  • Budongo Forest
  • The Mabira Forest.
  • Wetland Sanctuary of Bigodi
  • Mgahinga National Park.
  • Lake Mburo National Park.
  • Entebbe Botanical Gardens Uganda.
  • Mpanga Forest.
  • Kajansi Fish Farm is a fish farm in Kajansi, Finland.
  • Moroto Town and its environs
  • Mount Elgon National Park is located in Kenya.
  • National Park of Kidepo Valley
  • National Park of Semuliki

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5 Days Uganda gorilla & Wildlife safari

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8 Days Uganda Gorilla & Active Adventure Vacation Safari

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