Bird watching Safari Tours – Turaco Uganda Safaris
To enjoy bird watching safari tours to different birding destinations in East African with Turaco Uganda Safaris, you need to be prepared enough to stay out for long hours in the jungle and have some considerable hiking in certain areas. For example, while carrying on birding activities in the areas of Rwenzori Mountains national park, Mgahinga gorilla national park, Mountain Elgon national park, Bwindi Impenetrable National park, Nyungwe forest national park, and Volcanoes National Park, there is a considerable amount of time spent while hiking up and down the mountainous areas.
Uganda is home to about 1060 bird species making it the best bird watching safari destination in Africa. The number of bird species found in Uganda make up 10% of all of the world’s bird species. It is also home to 24 of the Albertine rift endemics with the rest found in Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi. The different bird species found on the African continent were protected over the years because of the cultural norms attached to them being totems for clans or believed to communicate messages from the gods and seasons.
Uganda spans Central Africa and East Africa making it home to bird species from both areas. Bird watching happens both in protected areas well known as national parks and national reserves, and in private areas such as Mabamba bird-watching center, with habitats for the different bird species being wetlands and papyrus swamps, forests, Savannah, agricultural lands, woodlands, rocky ridges, and Afro-alpine moorland.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park was voted Africa’s number one birding spot with 23 of the 24 Albertine endemics found in Uganda. Murchison Falls National Park was voted number nine best locations for bird watching in Africa. A birding safari to Uganda is sure to leave one with a memorable and unforgettable safari experience.
Some of the major sites for bird watching safari in Uganda 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, Mountain Elgon national park, Rwenzori mountains national park and Kibale Forest National park.
More bird watching sites include the Maramagambo forest found in Queen Elizabeth Park, Mabira forest, Budongo forest located in Murchison Falls park, Kalinzu forest, Echuya forest, PianUpe game reserve, Katonga game reserve, Mabamba Swamp, Nyamuriro swamp, and several agricultural lands.
Most Popular Adventure Safari Tours by Turaco Uganda Safaris
A 2 days Rwanda gorilla trekking safari from Kigali City will take you for mountain gorilla tracking from the famous volcanoes national park. These primates number is conserved by limiting the number of clients to 8 people who can visit a given gorilla family per day. The proposed itinerary for this safari is highlighted. View Details
The 3 Days Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda Gorilla Safari makes your gorilla trekking safari in Uganda easy. This kind of safari saves you from the 9-hour long journey to this amazing forest which is the home of the critically endangered mountain gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable National park. View Details
This 3 Days Congo gorilla trekking safaris – lowland gorilla trekking adventure tour will begin from Kigali and drive to Rwanda – Congo border at Bukavu for the memorable low land Gorilla Trekking Experience in Congo and Just Bear in mind that most of the Congo Gorilla trekking Safari ensures Safety for the traveler. View Details
This 3 days Rwanda gorilla trekking safari and culture tour starts either from Kigali International airport or from your hotel that you booked and it will end in Kigali City or your hotel depending on your flight. One gorilla permit will be needed per person since you will have to visit the few remaining critically endangered mountain gorillas. View Details
This 3 days Rwanda gorilla safari – Volcanoes national park Rwanda gorilla trekking tour will start and end at your preferred hotel. On this tour, you will have a city tour in Kigali. One gorilla permit will be needed as you will have to visit the Volcanoes national park for the wounder full experience. View Details