Guide to Uganda

Birds of Africa, “Why Uganda is a Birdwatchers Paradise?”

Uganda is undoubtedly a birder’s paradise.  More than half of all bird species in Africa can be encountered on a Uganda safari tour , making the country the richest African birding destination.  Even within the surroundings of its capital Kampala City, you can record up to a more than 300 different species of birds in a single day, and all this is credited to the richly diverse of habitats from the scenic shores of Lake Victoria to the abundant forests of the Albertine Rift and the banks of the World’s longest River, the Nile.

Though Uganda boasts of only one Endemic bird (Fox’s Weaver) which can be commonly found in moist savanna, tropical seasonally wet or flooded grassland and swampy areas, there are also up to 23 Albertine Endemics that can be seen on a Safari to Uganda and can be difficult or next to impossible to come across somewhere else.

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These include Handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Nightjar, Rwenzori Turaco, African Green Broadbill, Dawrf Honeyguide, Red-throated Alethe, Archer’s Robin-Chat, Kivu Ground Thrush, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Short-tailed Warbler, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Grauer’s Warbler, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Collared Apalis, Mountain Masked Apalis, Rwenzori Batis, Strip-breasted Tit, Purple-breasted Sunbird, Blue-headed Sunbird, Dusky Crimsonwing, Regal Sunbird, Strange Weaver, and Shelley’s Crimsonwing.

African Birding Journeys to Uganda are special in way that you will experience unique and authentic bird encounters, with a record for number of species of birds that can be recorded in a three-week period of about 665 birds. And on this very tour you can’t afford to miss the rare, elusive–looking Shoebill stork. With the Mabamba Swamp being the Best Place for seeing Shoebill Storks in Uganda and Murchison Falls National Park also among the popular spots along the banks of the Nile River.

Uganda offers more than just birding safaris though, here you will find the friendliness of the Ugandan people, amazing safaris like mountain Gorillas trekking safaris in Bwindi impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Forest National Park in the South-Western part of the country to see the critically endangered mountain Gorillas in the wild and cultural tourism attractions found nowhere else in Africa.