Uganda is Africa’s Best Birding Destination

Bird Watching in Uganda

From the Source of the Nile on Lake Victoria to the snow-capped Rwenzori mountain ranges, the Virunga volcanoes to the desert plains of Karamoja, Uganda is an equatorial country of astonishing and amazing diversity of habitats providing an ultimate Uganda safari experience.

This richness is reflected in the ever-burgeoning bird list of over 1000 species. 1000 bird species, some of which are endemic to the country; mainly in the Albertine region. These constitute 67% of Africa’s and 11% of the World’s total population, making the country a must visit for bird lovers. Some of the most interesting birds include: the Grey Crowned Crane, Shoebill Stock, Wattle Plorer, African Fish Eagle, African Skimmer, African Jacana, Saddle Billed Stock, Pelican, African Pigmy Geese, Great Blue Turaco and Narina’s Trogon.

These special birds, such as the Shoebill Stock and the numerous spectacular endemics of the Albertine rift Valley region are difficult or impossible to find elsewhere. The huge bird list is so remarkable given the small size of the country of over 235,000 sq-km; approximately the size of Great Britain. Making it arguably, the richest African birding destination.

Best seasons foe birding.

You can watch birds across the country through the year though, between August and February is the optimal season in most concentrated areas.

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