The best birding Safaris Destinations in Uganda

The perfect birding safaris in Uganda take you to destinations with well over one thousand bird species, Uganda is deservedly one of the top birding destinations on the continent. For those intrested in wildlife Uganda Safaris, there is an excellent network of destinations including national parks and reserves that are pocket friendly and with easy access, as well as local guides with renowned birding expertise in Uganda and excellent customer service.

Birding Safaris Uganda

Uganda has over 1,050 bird species, which can be found in habitats such as forests, swamps and agricultural lands, to lakes, rivers and savannahs. We encourage every birding enthusiast to consider visiting this beautiful country and enjoy our guided birding safari in Uganda.

Uganda Birding Safari Highlights

Our birding Safaris are carried out in customised 4×4 safari vehicles, on foot, by canoe,by power-boat. A wide range of accommodation and camping options from luxury, fly-in camps or lodges to simple bush campsites. We ensure a very high probability of seeing plenty of big game whilst birding with the services of specialist birding guides in Uganda. 9 days Journey to Untamed Gorilla and Wildlife safari in Uganda

Budongo Forest – Uganda Birding Safaris

Forest birding can be challenging but fun! Its a great place to hear/see the rare Nahan’s francolin, chocolate backed kingfisher other restricted species. Budongo Forest. It is home to more than 350 bird species, with the most sought-after birds in this area being the Cassin’s spine tail, chestnut-capped flycatcher, Ituri batis, Nahan’s francolin, black-collared lovebird, brown twinspot, chocolate-backed, blue-breasted and African dwarf kingfishers. Enjoy over 290 butterflies species, 130 Moths species, 465 tree species, as well as 24 mammals nine of which are actually primates.


Bwindi Impenetrable National Park-Uganda Birding Safaris

Birding Safaris Uganda 3The rare bird species found here and the park’s conservation efforts. It is easily accessible for birding with maintained birding trails in the forest. Bwindi is home to about 350 species of birds, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics of which 14 are not recorded anywhere else in Uganda. Species to look out for include the African green broadbill, Chapin’s flycatcher, Shelley’s crimsonwing, handsome francolin, mountain-masked and collared apalis, white-bellied robin chat, black billed turaco, Fraser’s eagle, western bronze-naped pigeon, purple-breasted, blue-headed and regal sunbirds.

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Murchison Falls National Park- Uganda Birding Safaris

Murchison Falls is Uganda’s oldest and largest national park, named after the mighty Murchison Falls – the world’s strongest waterfalls formed as the Nile is forced through a 7-metre gorge. The park is home to over 450 bird species and birding can be done on a game drive, via a boat trip (on the Nile) or a nature walk. A variety of bird habitats exist in the national park, including forests, swamps, riverine woodland, savannah and plains of acacia trees. Look out for the elusive shoebill, swamp flycatcher, goliath heron, abyssinian ground hornbill, northern red bishop, red-throated bee-eater, African quail finch, pied, malachite and giant kingfishers. Uganda Camping Safari (8 Days)

Queen Elizabeth National Park Birding Safaris in Uganda

Birding Safaris Uganda 4Queen Elizabeth National Park is a birdwatcher’s haven with over 600 bird species. The birds are relatively easy to spot, and you can expect to take great photos as you explore the park and its various environments. The bird species to look out for include the African mourning dove, swamp flycatcher, grey-headed kingfisher, African skimmer, malachite and pied kingfishers, white-winged terns, grey-capped warbler, collared pratincole, pin-tailed whydah, martial eagle, gabon and slender-tailed nightjars, black-headed gonolek, Verreaux’s eagle-owl, sedge warbler, papyrus canary, great white and pink-backed pelicans, African mourning dove and yellow-billed stork. Also look out for the flamingos at the salt lakes of Katwe and Bunyampaka.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Birding Safaris in Uganda

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is home to about 180 bird species with some of the spectacular Albertine Rift endemics. It is located in the southern part of Uganda, bordering Rwanda and DR Congo. Mgahinga offers excellent bird viewing opportunities along the gorge trail, bamboo trail and farm/community trail. The bird species in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park include Kivu ground thrush, cinnamon bracken warbler, white-starred robin, Rwenzori batis, Archer’s robin chat, olive pigeon, black-headed waxbill, western green tinker bird, Cape robin, white-starred robin, brown woodland warbler, stripe-breasted tit, brown-crowned tchagra and scarlet-tufted, greater double-collared sunbirds. 7 Days Gorillas, Chimps and Monkeys Safari/tour

Semuliki National Park Birding Safaris in Uganda

Semuliki National Park, located in western Uganda in the Albertine Rift valley, has a record 441 species in its riverine, forest and grasslands avian habitats. It hosts Guinea-Congo biome species in its lowland forest. The species to look out for include the African piculet, Maxwell’s black weaver, blue-billed malimbe, yellow-throated nicator, black dwarf hornbill, Nkulengu rail, piping hornbill, blue-billed malimbe, yellow-throated cuckoo, dwarf honeyguide, great blue and Ross’s turaco, purple-breasted sunbird, orange weaver, white-crested hornbill, red-billed dwarf hornbill, African piculet and swamp palm bulbul. 8 Days of Uganda bird watching Safari in Uganda

Kibale National Park Birding Safaris in Uganda

Kibale Forest is a prime birding safari destination in Uganda with over 375 bird species. It is an excellent birding spot with various habitat and dense vegetation. The number one sought after bird in the Kibale Forest is the green-breasted pitta. Other bird species to look out for include the red-chested owlet, purple-breasted sunbird, blue-breasted kingfisher, crowned eagle, little greenbul, black bee-eater, white-naped pigeon, scaly-breasted illadopsis, yellow-throated nicator, white-headed wood hoopoe, red-headed malimbe, yellow-spotted barbet, dusky-blue flycatcher, grey-throated flycatcher, grey-winged robin, crested flycatcher, blue-shouldered robin chat, yellow-spotted barbet, black-billed turaco, white-naped pigeon, red-chested flufftail and tiny sunbird.Accomodation in Uganda

What You Need For Successful Birding Safaris in Uganda

  • Binocular. A binocular is the primary tool for a bird watcher
  • Birding Pack or Birding Vest.
  • Comfy Footwear Brimmed Hat.

The Best Birding Safaris in Uganda

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