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Birding in Uganda

Bird watching in Uganda, Birding Safari Tours, Birding in Uganda

Uganda is famously known for her cool climate, abundant wildlife, and friendly people and when it comes to Birding, Uganda is a one stop destination that comes to mind. Uganda is considered one of the best places for birding safaris in the World and arguably the best in Africa with a massive avian list of over 1,050 species documented in Uganda and over 30 destinations have been set aside for birding activities. Most visitors on Uganda safaris combine birding safaris with game viewing and also sightseeing.

Uganda is also home to about 24 of the Albertine rift endemics with the rest found in Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and also Burundi. Endemic species like the Fox’s Weaver, the Rwenzori double-collard sunbird as well as the Shoebill Stork attract droves of bird lovers every year.

Bird watching in Uganda can be enjoyed from anywhere and it rewards visitors with easy spotting of many birds by covering just a small area or spending a short period of time. This means that visitors are rewarded with countless bird sightings even without having to travel longer distances or far into the Countryside. You can actually see them right from Entebbe Airport, within the Capital City Kampala, outside your hotel room and also as you move around, however, that shouldn’t limit you from visiting some of the major birding sites located in the country’s beautiful and spectacular areas.

The incredible diversity of habitats that no other destination in Africa can match is the genuine reason Uganda harbors such a huge diversity of birds and collects so many migrant birds during the year. Some of the sought after birds in Uganda are Shoebill, Green Breasted Pitta, African Green Broadbill, Rwenzori Turaco, Brown-chested Lapwing, Jameson’s Antpecker, Black Bee-eater, Nahan’s Francolin, Karamoja Apalis, Puvel’s Illadopsis among others.


Below are some of the Best Birding Spots in Uganda

Uganda has over 30 Birding destinations many of which have been developed for bird watching and they include;

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest 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

Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Mt Elgon National Park

Kibale Forest National Park

Maramagambo Forest

Mabira Forest

Budongo forest

Kalinzu Forest

Echuya Forest

Pian Upe Game Reserve

Katonga Game Reserve



Nyamuriro swamp


Here are our suggested birding Tours

8 Days Uganda Safari Primates

9 Days Birding Uganda Tour

15 Days Uganda Birding Safari

17 Days Uganda Birding Safari

18 Days Birding Tour & Gorilla Tracking

20 Days Uganda Birding Photography

23 Days Uganda Birding Tour Adventure

25 Days Best Of Uganda Birding Tour

26 Days Best of Uganda Birding Safari

32 Days Best of Uganda birding Safari


Uganda Classic Safari Tours

20 Days Uganda Classic Safari Tours

20 Days 19 Nights
Availability : 20
Uganda Safari Adventure

16 Days Uganda Safari Adventure

16 Days 15 Nights
Availability : 16
Safari in Uganda & Adventure

15 Days Safari in Uganda & Adventure

15 Days 14 Nights
Availability : 15
11 Days Uganda Safari Classic Tour

11 Days Uganda Safari Classic Tour

Midrange: $1200pp
Availability : Luxury: $3000pp
Uganda Safari Adventure Vacation

9 Days Uganda Safari Adventure Vacation

9 Days 8 Nights
Availability : 9
Great Apes of Uganda Safari

25 Days Great Apes of Uganda Safari

25 Days 24 Nights
Availability : 25
2 Days Whitewater Rafting in Jinja

2 Days Whitewater Rafting in Jinja

2 Days
Availability : 2
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