Uganda Birding Safaris Organized by Turaco Uganda Safaris
To enjoy Uganda Birding Safaris 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 Uganda Birding Safaris tour 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 Uganda Birding Safaris tour sites 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.