8 Day Uganda Bird Photography Tour

Let us take you on a Bird Photography Tour of a Lifetime in Uganda!

Join us on this incredible bird photography tour, as we travel far and wide across beautiful Uganda to get the very best photos of Uganda’s stunning birds.

This bird photography tour of Uganda has been specially designed to allow you to enjoy Uganda’s best birding locations over 8 days, with photography being the main agenda. Loaded with national and regional endemics, this tour will engage you in a bird photography experience of a lifetime. The locations and destinations have been selected to give you the best opportunities to take great photos in Uganda’s best mammal and birding parks. From grasslands, freshwater lakes, bushland to tropical rainforests habitats – you will see incredible birdlife as well as other taxa of animals and plants on this 8 Day Bird Photography Tour. Big game will be encountered in plenty, including many rare and unique species. This bird photography tour has the intention of making you fall in love with Uganda just like we all have – a truly once in a lifetime bird photography experience that will leave your heart in Uganda!

Join us this incredible 8 Day Uganda Bird Photography Tour!

Brief Uganda Bird Photography Tour Itinerary

Day 1 & 2 – Kibale National Park aka ‘The Primate Capital of the World’

We kick off the first two days of this incredible bird photography tour in Uganda at ‘The Primate Capital of the World’ Kibale National Park. This incredible park is famed for not only it’s large Chimpanzee population but also for it’s incredible bird diversity where a whopping 335 species have been recorded!

On your first day you’ll get the chance to photograph Chimpanzees whilst also photographing some impressive birds along the way. Bird species to look forward to photographing are: Blue-shouldered Robin-chat, Natal Robin-chat, Narina Trogon among many more! On our second day we’ll spend the whole day birding around the park in search of rare forest species such as Green-breasted Pitta, Red-tailed Bristlebill, Red-tailed Ant Thrush, White-naped Pigeon, Snowy-headed Robin-chat, Yellow-mantled Weaver, Yellow Longbill, Bocages’ Bush-shrike and many more forest species.

The beautiful Yellow-billed Stork seen on our Uganda Birding Tours
Northern Carmine Bee-eater seen on our Uganda Bird Photography Tours

Day 3 & 4 – Queen Elizabeth National Park

On our 3rd and 4th day of this bird photography tour in Uganda, we’ll be visiting Uganda’s most popular national park – it’s popular for a reason! Queen Elizabeth National Park boasts lots of different habitats which in turn allows for not only an incredible bird photography experience but also for taking photos of African big mammals. Get ready to witness crater lakes, forested gorges, savannah plains, swamps, rivers and the beautiful Kazinga Channel – home to an abundance of wildlife. The park also has the most amount of bird species found in Uganda! Be sure to get your lenses polished – you’re going to need it! 

We promise you an unforgettable bird photography tour in Uganda’s most popular park!

Day 4, 5 & 6 – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

On the next three days of this bird photography tour in Uganda, you’ll be treated to arguably the best national park in Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a haven for birdlife and primates alike with a impressive list of 350 bird species, 310 butterfly species, 130 mammal species and several primate species – all of which are very rare. The wildlife list is endless and this park deserves 3 days!

​You’ll be taking photos and doing some of the best on-foot birding Africa has to offer! We’ll be searching to take photos of the rare and beautiful forest species such as Regal Sunbird, Northern Double-collared Sunbird, Ludhers Bush-shrike, Petits cuckoo-shrike, Bar-tailed Trogon, White-tailed crested-flycatcher, Purple-breasted Sunbird, Collared Apalis, Elliot’s Woodpecker, Purple-throated Cuckooshrike, Willcock’s Honeyguide, Xavier’s Greenbul, Kivu Ground-thrush. We’ll also be visiting Ishasha which is famed for it’s Tree-climbing Lion population – a curious sight to behold to say the least! 

* On Day 5 there is the option of Gorilla Trekking so please do let us know if this is something you would be interested in

Northern Double-collared Sunbird seen on our Uganda Bird Photography Tours
Mountain Gorilla can be seen on our Uganda Bird Photography Tours
See the Shoebill on our Uganda Bird Photography Tours

Day 7 & 8 – Lake Mburo National Park

We finish this amazing 8 Day Uganda Bird Photography Tour by visiting the beautiful Lake Mburo National Park where you’ll get to take photos of some of the best wetland birds Uganda has to offer! We’ll be taking you on a leisurely boat ride onto the lake to take photos  of some of the tricky species to find, as well as going on game drives and doing some on-foot birding around the lake. Species to look forward to include the African Finfoot, Dwarf Bittern, Little Bittern, Black-crowned Night Heron, Green-backed Heron, Goliath Heron, Water thick-nee, Black-winged Stilt, African Wattled Lapwing, Spotted Redshank, Eurasian Curlew, Bar-tailed Godwit and many more!

​In the afternoon we’ll slowly head back to Kampala/Entebbe ready for your evening flight where this truly epic 8 Day Uganda Bird Photography Tour will be coming to to an end – not without going through our now impressive collection of photos we’ve acquired! 

Key Bird Species

Popular Bird Species on this Uganda Bird Photography Tour: Shoebill, Great Blue Turaco, Ross’s Turaco, Black Bee-eater, Purple-breasted Sunbird, Regal Sunbird, Green-breasted Pitta, Blue-breasted Kingfisher

Below is a list of bird species likely to be encountered on this Uganda Bird Photography Tour!

Handsome Francolin, African Wood Owl, Rwenzori Nightjar, Bar-tailed Trogon, Black Bee-eater, Western Green Tinkerbird, Dwarf Honeyguide, Fine-banded Woodpecker, African Green Broadbill, Grey Cuckoo-shrike, Shelly’s Greenbul, Yellow-streaked Greenbul, Red-throated Alethe, Archer’s Robin-Chat, White-bellied Robin-Chat, Kivu Ground-Thrush, Mountain Yellow Warbler, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Short tailed Warbler, Black-faced Rufous Warbler, Grauer’s Warbler, Chestnut-throated Apalis, Collared Apalis, Mountain Masked Apalis, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, Strip-breasted Tit, Tit Hylia, Purple-breasted Sunbird, Blue-headed Sunbird, Regal Sunbird, Lagden’s Bush Shrike, Doherty’s Bush Shrike, Montane Oriole, Strange Weaver, Brown-capped Weaver, Red-fronted Antpecker, Dusky Twinspot, Dusky Crimsonwing, Shelley’s Crimsonwing, Green-breasted Pitta, African Pitta, Abyssinian Groundthrush, Crowned Eagle, Dusky Crimsonwing, Black-capped Apalis, Collared Apalis​, Yellow-spotted Nicator, Little Greenbul, Black-eared Groundthrush, Brown-chested Alethe, Yellow-rumped Tinker bird, Blue-breasted Kingfisher, Green-backed Twinspot, Purple-banded Sunbird, Chin-spot Batis, White-winged Wabler African Finfoot, Dwarf Bittern, Little Bittern, Black-crowned Night Heron, Green-backed Heron, Goliath Heron, Water thick-nee, Black-winged Stilt, African Wattled Lapwing, Spotted Redshank, Eurasian Curlew, Bar-tailed Godwit among many many more!

See the Shoebill on our Uganda Bird Photography Tours
See the Great Blue Turaco on our Uganda Bird Photography Tours!
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