For dedicated Ornithologists, specialized birders and budding birding beginners, we tailor your birdwatching Uganda tour and safari needs into one perfect birding itinerary. The country is a premier birdwatching destination on the African continent, with more than 1,060 bird species and it is the smallest of the four African countries whose bird list hits the 1000 mark, making it an appealing destination for birding African holidays.
The rich blend of its eco-system and biodiversity composed of extensive savannas, tropical forests, wetlands and idyllic water bodies among other factors make birdlife flourish. The country is at the confluence of the West African jungle and East African savannas and this explains its alluring diversity of bird species as well a huge appeal for birdwatching Uganda safaris and tours.
Birding in Uganda is complete and exceptional, it is a destination that has attracted the attention of birders and researchers over the years, it and some of its sites have received a number of birding accolades for example; in 2012, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park was voted No.1 among Africa’s best birding sites by the African Bird Club and in October 2013, the African Geographic listed the top 10 impressive birds to lookout for while on a birdwatching tour or safari in Uganda.
Because of its impressive diversity, birdwatching safaris in Uganda can be done almost everywhere even in the vicinity of accommodations in tourist areas, and cultivated fields among others but major key sites will definitely not miss out on any birders itinerary who makes it for birding Uganda Safari. These site include but not limited to; Semliki National Park with 440 bird species and Bwindi Impenetrable- 350 species, they also have the highest numbers of the Albertine Rift endemics. Queen Elizabeth National Park hosts more than 600species and its classified as an Important Birding Area (IBA) by Birding International, Murchison Falls National Park with 451species and Kidepo Valley with 475 will reward you with the best savanna species.
Kibale Forest National Park is home to forest varieties and with a count of over 372 species and 6 that are endemic to the Albertine Rift region. Mabamba wetland near Entebbe, Tooro-Semliki wildlife reserve, Budogo Forest, Bigodi wetland near Kibale Forest and many other sites will undeniably make your birdwatching Uganda tour epic.
The appealing list of the bird variety includes; the Great Blue Turaco, the pre-historic looking Shoebill Stork, Shelley’s Crimson-wing, African Green Broadbill, Green Breasted Pitta, Doherty’s Bush Shrike, Short-tailed Warbler, Egyptian Vulture and Palm-nut Vulture among others. For a keen birder aim for and expect to see at least 500+ species on a single 10 day and above birdwatching Uganda tour while for a starter, aim for 300+ in the same period.
For a painstakingly organized birding African safari, Avens Travel World is a Ugandan bred Destination Management Company, which will take care of all detail for your birdwatching Uganda tours and safari program. Whether you want to undertake a short birding tour of 1or 2 to 8 days or 10 days and above of birdwatching only, or combined with other activities like; African Photography safaris, Culture, Game viewing, Adventures, and Gorilla tracking among others we will customize all your needs in one perfect itinerary.