We provide Tailor-made Birding and Photography Tours all across Uganda to fit your Specific Birding Needs
If it’s a Half Day tour to a 28 Day Uganda Birding Tour you’re after, then we’re here to help you create it. From the iconic savannah of Queen Elizabeth National Park to the jungles of ‘The True Birders’ Haven’ Semuliki National Park, we’ll give you a birding tour like no other! Just scroll through the list below, look at the destination/s and then send us a request and we’ll do the rest. It’s as simple as that!
Birders are a funny breed, they come in all shapes and sizes. From the casual, to the extreme. From the laid back to the energetic. So that’s why we’re here to cater for the individual birder so they get the best Uganda birding tour. So, if it’s a casual birding tour or an extensive birding tour you’re after, we’re here to help. We also provide Uganda Birding Tours for professional photographers and scientists to find a particular species in a particular area of Uganda. Take a look below at our list to see which Birding Hot Spots you’d like to visit, and then just get in touch to join us one of our incredible and sustainable Uganda Birding Tours
Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most popular park, and for a reason! It is famous for not only it’s tree-climbing Lions and it’s large Chimpanzee population, but it also holds the record for the highest number of bird species within Uganda! Blessed with an assortment of crater lakes, forest gorges savannah plains, swamps, rivers and the beautiful Kazinga Channel – which is home to an abundance of wildlife. It’s no wonder people are flocking here in their hundreds every year.
Join us on one of our Uganda Birding Tours at Queen Elizabeth National Park!
Proclaimed as ‘The True Birders’ Haven’ Semuliki National Park is a must for any birder considering coming to Uganda on a birding tour. Occupying an isolated slice of Ugandan territory beyond the Rwenzori, it represents the easternmost tract of the Congo’s Great Ituri Forest. This is an exceptionally exciting destination for both birders and primate watchers. With 441 recorded bird species, 216 forest birds and 80 Central African species there’s no wonder why we’re always taking our clients here on our Uganda Birding Tours. The Black Dwarf Hornbill, Shining Blue Kingfisher, Nkulengu Rail and Yellow-throated Nicator are just a few of the highlights you can expect when visiting Semuliki on one of birding tours in Uganda!
Join us on one of our Uganda Birding Tours at Semuliki National Park!
The incredible Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is Africa’s richest forest, with an impressive list of species that include 310 butterfly species, 200 tree species, several primate species including Chimpanzee, Black and White Colobus, Blue Monkey, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, L’hoest’s Monkey and of course the star attraction, the Mountain Gorilla. Oh, did I also mention that is has an astonishing 350 bird species? The figures say it all, and to top it all off the area is rich in Albertine endemics, and it’s unlikely you’ll see them anywhere else! If you’re wanting to see Mountain Gorillas and also see some of world’s most incredible bird life then this is the place to go to on one of Uganda Birding Tours.
Now, what can say about this wonderfully gorgeous park that is one of the last remaining places to see the Endangered Chimpanzee? Well, not only is it called ‘The Primate Capital of the World’ for it’s incredible primate population – 1450 individual chimpanzees and 13 species of primates overall, but this astonishing park also holds an impressive bird list of 335 species thanks to the nearby Bogodi Wetland Sanctuary!. This a once in a lifetime birding experience that will leave you with unparalleled memories – one to tell your grandchildren about!
Jinja, aka ‘The Source of the Nile, is where the longest river in the world, the River Nile was created. It’s also a wonderful place to go on one of our Uganda Birding Tours. Some of the highlights on a birding tour here include the Great Blue Turaco (one for any birder’s wish list), Rock Pratencols, Giant Kingfisher, African Open-billed Stork, Green-backed Heron to name a few.
We also organise birding boat-trips along the River Nile, so you can get up and close to the stunning birdlife!
Renowned as ‘The True African Wilderness’, Kidepo Valley truly does live up to it’s name and is certainly worth visiting on our of Uganda Birding Tours. Due to the park being tucked away in the north-east of the country, it is one of Uganda’s least visited parks. However, don’t let that fool you, as all this means is you get to reap in all the benefits due it’s isolation! It famously has the largest herds of Cape Buffalo in Africa, whilst also boasting 4 out 5 of the African Big 5 – Lion, Leopard, Buffalo & Elephant. The best part though, for us birders, is of course, the birdlife. It holds a few of Uganda’s rarest species such as the Black-breasted Barbet and Karamoja Apalis!
Lake Mburo National Park is highly recommended to include on one of Uganda Birding Tours. The park offers not only great game viewing but also fantastic birding opportunities, due to the diverse savannah bird species that overlap from Tanzanian border, such as the Long-tailed Cisticola, Black-collared Barbet and Crested Barbet.
There are of course many unique wetland species to be encountered such as the African Finfoot, White-backed Night Heron, Giant Kingfisher, Striated Heron, Rufous-bellied Heron and the exquisite Pel’s Fishing Owl. Other highlights include the Standard-winged Nightjar, Crested francolin and the Green-winged Pytlia among much more!
Join us on one of our Uganda Birding Tours at the beautiful Lake Mburo National Park!
Rwenzori Mountains National Park Birding Tour
One of Africa’s highest mountain range, the 5,100 metre Rwenzori, or ‘Mountains of the Moon’ is truly a birding paradise and is highly worth considering on one of our Uganda Birding Tours. This unique and dramatic habitat is home to a bountiful amount of bird life (217 species recorded), that include some of Uganda’s most beautiful and interesting species such as the Lammergeyer, Golden-winged Sunbird, Bamboo Warbler, Rwenzori Turaco, Scarlet-tufted Malachite Sunbird and Mountain Yellow Flycatcher among many more.
Join us on one of our Uganda Birding Tours at Rwenzori Mountains National Park!
Mt Elgon is one of Africa’s oldest volcanic mountains and is blessed with fantastic birdlife and is worth including on one of Uganda Birding Tours. If offers beautiful vistas, numerous caves, cascading waterfalls that enchant you whilst enjoy a climb up to the Wagagai Peak and the caldera as you look out for the wonderful bird species the area have to offer along the way. The park contains a staggering 240 plus bird species to look forward to, with highlights including the Purple Grenadier, Jameson’s Firefinch, Red-fronted parrot, Egyptian Vulture, Ayere’s Hawk-eagle, Yellow-spotted Petronia, White-breasted Cuckoshrike and Red-fronted Barbet.
Join us on one of our Uganda Birding Tours at Mount Elgon National Park!
Murchison Falls is the largest National Park in Uganda, where its very existence is determined by the famous Murchison Waterfalls. The rushing waters of the Nile forced through a narrow gorge is spectacle to behold and has been fascinating the world for centuries The park holds 4 of Africa’s Big Five and holds a whopping 460 bird species! Some highlights include the Red-throated Bee-eater, Black-billed Barbet, White-headed Barbet, Denham’s Bustard, Black-billed Barbet, Northern Carmine Bee-Eater, Lappet-faced Vulture & Silverbird.
Join us on one of our Uganda Birding Tours at Murchison Falls National Park!
This small but very beautiful park, covering just 38 sq km, enjoys a magnificent settings on the northern slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes and certainly should be considered to include on our of our Uganda Birding Tours. Two rare primates are found here – the Mountain Gorilla and Golden Monkey. This park offers a unique Batwa Forest birding experience with highlights including Rwenzori Turaco, African Hill Babbler, Kivu Thrush, Shelley’s Crimsonwing, Dusky’s Crimsonwing, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Chubs Cisticola, Mountain Buzzard, Regal Sunbird and the Blue-headed Sunbird.
Join us on one of our Uganda Birding Tours at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park!
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