Uganda is one of the leading amazing destinations for bird-watching, wildlife ideal for multiple wildlife and bird lovers. Uganda prides itself on welcoming approximately 1035 multicoloured bird species recorded in her country, these are inhabitants in nearly 33 birding places. With our professional birding guides, pleasure in a birding adventure in Uganda the Pearl of Africa will deliver you with the unforgettable birding experience of a lifetime. Regardless of whether you select a trip or a day’s birding safari, we assure you an outstanding experience in any of the mentioned favourite bird-watching safari sites below.

Destinations To Go For Birding Safari In Uganda

Bird watching in Uganda has been placed in guarded destinations and confidential areas and can be done on a different foundation though guided birding trips are more attractive. With several 612 bird species, Queen Elizabeth national park has the leading advanced number of bird species in Uganda and East Africa. There are many other bird-watching destinations like Kibale Forest National ParkBwindi Impenetrable National Park, Murchison Falls National Park and Semuliki National Park, Budongo Forest, and Bigodi swamp sanctuary near Kibale forest National Park.

From Kampala, you get a 4×4 rental car and access the closest famous bird-watching places such as the Entebbe Botanical Gardens, Mabira forest and Mabamba swamp exclusively understood for the elusive shoebill stork. Other places in Uganda that deliver excellent birding safaris are Lake Mburo national park, Rwenzori mountains National Park, Mgahinga National Park, Kalinzu Forest and Echuya forest. A visit to Uganda Wildlife Education Centre in Entebbe is the leading route to understanding what the wild has to offer about birding life.

Most suitable period for bird watching in Uganda

Uganda delivers wonderful bird-watching adventures throughout the year to all tourists interested in this type of experience. However, more bird species are seen during the rainy season from March to May and August to November when birthing is on the rise due to the availability of meals. More bird species are seen in the rainy season when migrating birds have reached.

What are the various birds species encountered in Uganda?

The leading selected and sought-after bird species in Uganda are; Purcell’s illadopsis, Nahans francolin, Karamoja Apalis, Shoebill stork, Black bee-eater, Brown-chested pullover, Red-fronted anti pecker,   Rwenzori Turaco and the Green-breasted pitta among many others.

Different bird species are predicted on bird-watching safaris in Uganda are Harmmerkop, Flamingos, African Fish Eagle, Grey crowned crane, Ostrich, Marabou stork, Goliath heron, Flamingos, Saddle-billed stork, Pied Kingfisher, Giant Kingfisher, Malachite Kingfisher, Helmeted guinea fowl, African skimmer, African grey parrot, Eastern grey plantain-eater, Papyrus gonolek, African Finfoot,  Black and white Casqued hornbill, African darter, Jackson’s francolin, African emerald cuckoo, Great blue turaco, Goliath heron, Pelicans, Africa Jacana, Ross’s turaco, Common Bulbul, Red-headed Bluebill and many other bird species.

What birding gear to carry for the birding safari in Uganda?

  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Light clothes
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Birding book
  • Faint coloured clothes
  • Powerful closed shoes

If you are a bird lover looking ahead to visit the different bird species in Uganda the “Pearl of Africa” this season, then look no different but book a bird-watching safari in Uganda. You can contact us to inquire more additional on how to book your birding safari and have an opportunity to enjoy the best of your birding safari.

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