The African Birding Expo will be attended by a whole spectrum of the bird watching community within and outside Africa. There will be stands selling products related to bird watching and nature conservation. These will include scopes, binoculars, guide books, tours, foods, clothes, and any other related equipment. There will be tour operators, hoteliers, conservation organizations, travel agents, airlines. This event happens once in Africa every year.
- Post and pre-expo tours
- Talk shows
Other places to visit:
Ssese Islands of Lake Victoria
The 84-forested islands of the Ssese Group, float like green jewels on the waters of Lake Victoria, located 55km from Entebbe, these are one of Uganda’s greatest natural gifts waiting for you to be discovered.
To all professional Entomologists Ssese islands provides an earthly insect paradise. Guests are required to bring with them bird watching and fishing gears.
The most famous and recommended tours and historical places of interest in Ssese include;
Nsirwe Island, famous for both bird and spider breeding.
Bugaba Island, the birth and home place of the African Grey parrots. It also hosts a living sample of a true African virgin Equatorial forest.
The Uganda Wildlife Education Center, Entebbe
Set on the shores of Lake Victoria, Uganda Wildlife Education Centre is a must visit for anyone coming to Entebbe for a leisure or educational tour. The centre which sits on 72 acres, boasts of a wide variety of indigenous wildlife numbering well into the thousands, and housed in natural settings which depict three of Uganda’s ecosystems: The Wetland, The Savannah and The Forest.
The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) was opened in 1952 by the Colonial Government then, as an animal orphanage that offered sanctuary to young animals found abandoned in protected areas due to the death or poaching of parent animals.
In the early 1960s, it became a traditional zoo until 1994 when it was renamed the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is one of UNESCO’s heritage sites best known for its Mountain Gorilla populations and gorilla tracking although, it also offers some of the finest montane forest birding in Africa and is a key destination for any birder doing a Safari to Uganda. Amongst the numerous possibilities are no fewer than 23 of Uganda’s 24 Albertine Rift endemics, including spectacular, globally threatened species such as Shelley’s Crimson wing and the African Green Broadbill. Bwindi is one of the few national parks in Africa to have flourished throughout the last Ice Age and it is home to roughly half of the world’s mountain gorillas.
Though it is best known for its outstanding gorilla tracking, it also provides refuge to elephant, chimpanzee, monkeys and various small antelope and bird species. The variant biodiversity is supported by the fact that Bwindi is extremely old and also its slopes extend over a broad altitudinal range of 1447m above sea level, enabling habitats ranging from lowland forest to Afromontane vegetation.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most popular National Park and certainly one of its most scenic. It stretches from the crater-dotted foothills of the Rwenzori ranges in the north, along the shores of Lake Edward to the remote Ishasha River in the South, incorporating a wide variety of habitats that range from wetlands to savannah to lowland forest.
The lush savannah of Queen Elizabeth National Park offers prime grazing to buffaloes, elephants, various antelopes and a variety of over 600 bird species.
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