Bird Watching Safaris Uganda
Birding tours in Uganda take you to both savanna national parks and tropical forest of the country in search for over 1050 bird species. Best bird watching experience is done in areas of Rwenzori Mountains, Mount Elgon, Mgahinga gorilla national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Murchion falls national park, Bwindi Impenetrable national park and Kibale forest national park.
Other birding areas in Uganda for tours include; Pian Upe game reserve, Mabira forest, Budongo forest, Katonga game reserve, Kalinzu forest, Mabamba Swamp, Echuya forest, Nyamuriro swamp, and several agricultural lands.
During your birding tours in Uganda, expect to see the following top bird species; Shoebill stork, African Green Broadbill, Jahan’s Francolin, Black Bee-eater, Karamoja Apalis, Brown chested pullover, Nahans francolin, Brown-chested Lapwing, Jameson’s Antpecker, Puvel’s Illadopsis, Green-breasted Pitta, Purcell’s illadopsis, Red fronted anti pecker and the Rwenzori Turaco.
Birding tours in Uganda can be done all year-round since most of the species are resident birds however, the best time for bird watching in Uganda is from late May through September, when there is less rain and food is abundant.
The main nesting season in Bwindi and Mgahinga national parks happens in May and June, but from mid-April to mid-May the rains might still be too heavy.
February and early March are dry months and you can bird Toro-Semliki as well as Murchison Falls National park.
If you are planning to combine primate tracking and bird watching tours in Uganda in the savannah and forest protected areas, we recommend you to book your safari in the dry season, from June to August and December to February.
We have put together a number of professionally designed birding tours in Uganda for you to choose from and contact us for booking or inquiry. Please note that all our bird watching packages can be customized to best suite your travel time, budget and preferences.
4 Days Birding Safari in Murchison falls National Park takes you to one
4 Days Birding tour in Kibale Forest National Park Uganda takes you to Kibale
4 Days Kampala, Entebbe And Mabamba Bird Watching Safari offers the
7 Days Lake Mburo, Queen Elizabeth national park and Lake Bunyonyi Holiday
8 Days shoebill watching And Wildlife safari Uganda is one of the best birding
11Days Uganda Bird watching and Photography Safari takes you to some
9 Days forest Birding Safari in Mgahinga and Bwindi Uganda will take you to