Number of Days

19 Days


Birding and Wildlife experience

Best Time

May, September, November – March

Uganda Wildlife and Birding Safari

This Uganda birding Safari tour will take you to Murchison Falls National Park from the Swamps of Mabamba, where you may search for shoebills. From here, you will go to the west to Kibale National Park, the home of our distant relatives, the chimpanzee, and then south to Queen Elizabeth National Park, the habitat of the tree-climbing lions. The low savannah plains of Lake Mburo National Park, where rare species like the Tabora Cisticola and the Red-faced Barbet can be seen, will serve as the setting for the conclusion after entering the impenetrable forest of Bwindi, which is home to the Mountain Gorilla and the Albertine Rift Endemics.

Uganda’s Wildlife and Birding Safaris

Are you ready for an awe-inspiring expedition deep into the heart of Africa’s untamed wilderness? Uganda Wildlife and Birding Safaris provide an unparalleled journey for nature enthusiasts and wildlife aficionados. Uganda, with its diverse ecosystems, invites you to discover its extraordinary landscapes, encounter magnificent wildlife, and marvel at an astounding variety of bird species. This comprehensive guide not only introduces you to the captivating world of Uganda’s wildlife and birding safaris but also offers insights into the finest tours, destinations, and experiences in this remarkable East African gem.

Uganda’s Natural Marvel

Uganda is a land of remarkable biodiversity, a haven for adventure seekers, serenity lovers, and explorers. Its moniker as the “Pearl of Africa” is richly deserved, owing to the spectacular assortment of wildlife and avian species within its borders. Nestled in the Great Rift Valley, Uganda showcases a diverse terrain comprising lush rainforests, vast savannas, crater lakes, and the dramatic Rwenzori Mountains. Each region holds a unique charm for wildlife and birding enthusiasts.

Wildlife Safaris in Uganda

Uganda’s wildlife safaris offer a chance to witness some of Africa’s most iconic species in their natural habitat. These include:

Mountain Gorillas: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park are celebrated for their habituated mountain gorillas. Embark on a gorilla trekking safari to get up close with these gentle giants.

Chimpanzees: Kibale National Park, Budongo Forest, and Queen Elizabeth National Park are home to chimpanzee populations. Guided tours provide the opportunity to observe these intelligent primates in their forest habitats.

The Big Five: While Uganda may not host all the Big Five, it offers an exceptional chance to see lions, elephants, and buffalos in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park. Rhinos can be spotted in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Birdlife: Uganda is a paradise for birdwatchers, boasting over 1,000 bird species. The Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are prime locations for birding enthusiasts.

Birding Safaris in Uganda

Uganda’s avian treasures are a well-kept secret for birdwatchers. Here are some of the highlights:

Shoebill Stork: Uganda is one of the best places to observe the elusive Shoebill Stork. The Mabamba Swamp is a premier location for this extraordinary bird.

Albertine Rift Endemics: The Albertine Rift region is a hotspot for bird endemism. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the Rwenzori Mountains are must-visit destinations for birders.

Birding Tours: Numerous specialized birding tours are available, led by experienced guides who know the best spots to find rare and sought-after species.

Top Destinations for Your Uganda Wildlife and Birding Safari

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: Renowned for gorilla trekking, this park also offers excellent birding opportunities. The lush, misty forests are home to several Albertine Rift endemics.

Queen Elizabeth National Park: A diverse landscape encompassing savannas, forests, and wetlands. It’s a haven for wildlife and a paradise for birdwatchers.

Kibale National Park: Famous for its chimpanzees, Kibale is also a prime birding destination with a range of forest and swamp species.

Murchison Falls National Park: A spectacular wildlife destination with the Nile River, majestic waterfalls, and abundant wildlife.

Uganda Wildlife and Birding Safari Detailed Itinerary

Uganda Wildlife and Birding Safari Strong Points

  • Birding Tour
  • Wildlife encounter
  • Culture experience


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