There are opportunities for one day birding safari in and around Kampala city. If you are visiting Kampala or Entebbe for a short stay on either business or conference, you have an opportunity to squeeze in one day birding tour to any of the following areas i.e Mabamba Wetland for the Shoebill, Mabira forest, Kasenge forest, Mpanga forest and Entebbe botanical gardens.
Murchison Falls National Park and Budongo Forest Reserve boast of rich birdlife. Budongo Forest protects the largest natural forest area in East Africa with 350 bird Species. Murchison falls national park is home to over 450 bird species and 76 mammal species offering a wide range of habitats. This trip will combine these two great birding spots for an excellent birding experience.
Uganda has 4 Savannah national parks out of a total of 10 national parks. On this tour we shall visit 3 of the 4 Savannah national park but will start with Mabamba Swamp on the fringes of Lake Victoria for the famous Shoebill. We shall then proceed to Murchison falls national park which is home to over 450 bird species. We shall then continue on to Queen Elizabeth national park – home to 600 birds species and end with Lake Mburo national park.
The Albertine rift endemics are located in the western part of Uganda also known as the Albertine region. It home to several unique bird species only found in this area. The parks we shall visit located in this while on this birding tour are Mgahinga National Park hosting over 180 bird species, Bwindi Impenetrable National with a record of 23 of Uganda’s 24 Albertine Rift endemics. The Rwenzori mountains national park with a record of 19 of the Albertine Rift endemics and lastly Semuliki national park with very rare central African bird species.
This 15 day birding & primates safari in Uganda will take you to the major forests and national parks in Uganda. You will start with the famous Mabamba Swamp with very high chances of sighting the shoebill. We proceed to Murchison Falls National Park which is home to over 450 bird species and 76 mammal species with a wide range of habitats for birds….
Uganda has a considerable forest cover with some forests being private, other protected as forest reserves and others as national parks. We shall visit Mabira forest – home to over 300 bird species. Budongo Forest protects 350 bird Species, Kibale National Park and lastly Bwindi impenetrable forest which hosts 23 of the 24 Albertine rift endemics in Uganda and home to the mountain gorillas.
Uganda is home to over 1040 bird species in its small area the size of United Kingdom or the state of Oregon in USA. On this tour you will visit Mabamba wetland, Murchison falls national park, Semuliki national park, Kibale national park, Queen Elizabeth National park, Bwindi impenetrable national park, Mgahinga gorilla national park, and Lake Mburo national park for Savannah, water, forest and Albertine rift endemics.