BIRD WATCHING TOURS

Bird watching tours are an increasingly popular part of East African safaris and you don’t have to be an ornithologist to appreciate what’s on offer. From thousand strong flocks of flamingo to the curious looking Shoebill, the birds here are spectacular.

With over 1000 species of bird, half of all African species and 10% of those recorded throughout the world, Uganda is an African bird watching tour paradise.
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BIRD WATCHING IN UGANDA



  • 1008 species have been recorded in Uganda.
  • Only one species is endemic to Uganda; Fox’s weaver.
  • Favourites include the goliath heron, shoebill stork and African green hornbill.
  • Over 20 of the 37 Albertine Rift Endemics are present in Uganda.
  • In Queen Elizabeth National Park alone, over 600 species have been recorded.
  • Tanzania also offers superb bird watching, particularly in Selous and Ruaha. Avid twitchers may be tempted to make a trip to Udzungwa in search of Eastern Arc forest birds.
Where
Most birders give prime importance to the rainforests of western Uganda. These are exceptional for forest and localised species:

However, forest birding isn’t easy and for those who prefer to see more species in less time we recommend:

Even the botanical gardens at Entebbe provide some excellent birding.

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