How easy is birding in Uganda

How easy is birding in Uganda

January 2, 2022
Safari Tips

How easy is birding in Uganda? Bird watching is one of the intense safari activities and most people avoid it for this reason. This requires a lot of patience, long walks, hikes and days of long standing. There for the terrain of a birding destination is key whether birding is easy here or complex. Uganda is a rich birding destination with over 1060 bird species recorded here. This almost guarantees you a memorable birding safari.

Uganda is generally a flat country with altitudes ranging from 1100m above sea level to 3609m above sea level. The biggest part of the country is flat. Uganda is largely also covered with water. It is also home to the largest fresh water lake in the world; Lake Victoria. Most of the birding will be done in the low land and even the high areas like Mgahinga do not require special training to hike as they are relatively low.

The temperature of Uganda range from 15 degrees to 29 degrees. This makes Uganda an average tropical climate country. Some areas like the south western Uganda have temperatures drop up to the country’s minimum while the parts of northern Uganda can have temperatures rise up to the country’s maximum.

In term of food, the restaurants in Uganda have local, inter-continental and continental dishes. It will be very hard to walk into a restaurant and find nothing on the menu that you haven’t seen before. The local dishes are also worth a try.

The road next work in Uganda is relatively good and this allows easy accessibility of tourist to the birding destinations. There a few road that are still bumpy but usually this is part of the adventure.

We have two seasons in Uganda. The wet and dry seasons. The wet seasons are in the months of March to May and September to November. The dry seasons are in the months of June to August and December to February. Depending on which birding you are interested in, birding is possible in Uganda throughout the year.

Uganda has English as its official language and 7 out of the 10 people you will meet will be able to understand what you say in English. For none English speaking birders, contact your tour operator to organize a special language guide for you. We have a lot of French, German, Chinese and many other language guides.

With the above basic factors, it is eminent to agree that its actually very easy to do a birding safari in Uganda.

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