Birding Safaris in Uganda : You must be willing to spend a lot of time outside and be physically fit in order to enjoy bird watching in Uganda. For instance, there is a lot of hiking up and down the steep places while bird watching safaris in the Rwenzori Mountains national park, Mgahinga gorilla national park, Mt. Elgon national park, and Bwindi Impenetrable national park.
Uganda is a popular African safari destination for bird viewing because it is home to over 1050 different species of birds. 10% of all bird species in the world are represented by the number of species. Additionally, it is the location of 24 Albertine Rift Endangered species, with the remaining species being found in Burundi, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Because of the cultural norms associated with birds such as their status as clan totems or as purveyors of messages from the gods and the seasons birds have been safeguarded over time.
Because Uganda straddles both Central and East Africa, it is home to species from both regions. Bird watching on a Uganda safari can be done in both public and private spaces. Wetlands, papyrus swamps, forests, Savannah, agricultural fields, woodlands, rocky ridges, and Afro-pine moorland are among the habitats for birds. With 23 of the 24 Albertine endemics found in Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a fantastic place for birdwatching safari Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park is one of the best places to go bird watching safari.Kidepo valley national park known as the virgin safari destination as got the unique bird species known as the ostriches that make the park to look so colorful and attractive. A vacation to Uganda for bird watching safari will undoubtedly be an unforgettable safari experience because this is where you immerse yourself in the gorgeous safari destinations in the country with the presence of binoculars to have the endless spotting of the country’s beautiful bird species.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Semuliki National Park, Mt Elgon National Park, Rwenzori Mountains National Park, and Kibale National Park are a few of the country’s top birding safari destinations. Additionally, there are various other forest fields, where the bird watching safari becomes fascinating and these include the Maramagambo forest, the Mabira forest, the Budongo forest, the Kalinzu forest, the Echuya forest, the Pian Upe game reserve, the Katonga game reserve, the Mabamba swamp, and the Nyamuriro swamp.
Best time to do bird watching safari in Uganda.
The best time for bird lovers to visit Uganda to do bird watching Uganda safari is during the wet or rainy season that is during April and November, that’s the period when the bird species do breed a lot, as in leading to the large numbers of bird species to be in the bird watching safari destinations in the parks. Again that’s when the migratory bird species from outside countries like Europe and among others come to Uganda hence making bird watching to be perfect.